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Welcome to our eNewsletter

This is the first edition of the Northeast Philadelphia CHADD newsletter. We are hoping to email this newsletter to you at least twice monthly with a calendar of meetings and special events, news stories from around the ADHD globe, meeting agendas, and anything else of note and interest to our members.

This newsletter is a work in progress and we need your help to make it everything that it can be. If you have discovered anything on the web: local events, interesting articles, new websites, medical updates, please let us know about it by emailing all the hot news to northeastphiladelphiachadd@gmail.com.

Our group continues to grow and that means more information, greater opportunities for support and more fun. I hope to see everyone at the meeting. Please let me know if you will be attending or not.

Lisa M. Collins BA
Volunteer Coordinator
Northeast Philadelphia CHADD
irishlisa4117@aol.com

Gary Sobolow
Outreach Coordinator
Northeast Philadelphia CHADD
northeastphiladelphiachadd@gmail.com

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NEPCHADD September Calendar

Support Meeting

Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 – 6:00pm to 8:00pm.
Aria Health System (formally Frankford/Torresdale hospital)
Knights and Red Lion Roads, Philadelphia, PA 19114 (Maps are below).
Conference Room 4 (note the room change).

Meeting Agenda

  1. Planning: First Annual Northeast Philadelphia CHADD ADHD Awareness Day BBQ fundraiser
  2. Determination of Interest: Parent-to-Parent classes and fundraising ideas to offset costs to members.
  3. Determination of Interest: Adult ADHD Group.
  4. Report: Neurofeedback is an 'Evidence-Based' Treatment for ADHD Click here for a little reading to get you started.
  5. Open discussion and support
  6. Planning: October NE Philly CHADD meeting

ADHD Awareness Week

9/14/09~9/20/09 – Nationwide – As the school year begins, now is the time to equip yourself and your children with as much up-to-date information as you can. There are a number of websites that will offer suggestions for making this school year a successful one for your children and for you. Following are just a few:

  • CHADD – our parent organization
  • LD Online – a very good basic overview
  • Additude Magazine Online – a rich resource and the website of an interesting monthly (For fun click on the "Printables" link under the "Find Resources" menu on this site to download 25 Things to Love About ADD.)
  • LD Online – ADHD Indepth – a deep well of ADHD material
  • National Institute for Mental Health – a very succinct overview of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder from the United States National Institute of Health

First Northeast Philadelphia CHADD Awareness Day Bar-B-Que and Fundraiser

Sunday, September 20th, 2009 – 11:00am to 6:00pm.
"Down The River" Linden Avenue at the Delaware River (Closest cross street is State Road and Linden Avenue)

Free Food, Food, Food
Free give-a-way – a one-year CHADD membership
Free ADHD Resources, Pamphlets, and Brochures
Games for the kids

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Maps of our monthly meeting site at Aria Health Systems

A map of Philadelphia and vicinity showing the northeast site of Aria Health System.

A close up view of Aria Health System neighborhood.

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