144: Stories from the CHADD Conference 2016

This week’s episode is a compilation of clips of conversations I had at the 2016 CHADD Conference in Costa Mesa, California.  You will recognize some of their voices, as they are past guests on the podcast.

In this episode, you will hear several people sharing their personal “ADHD moment” stories. You will also hear some techniques and tools that these individuals use.  At the end of the episode, you will hear David talk about what he learned and will take away from the sessions at this conference.

You’ll Learn:

  • [04:08] – Alan Brown shares a story from his past. He also talks about our self medication with our diets and technology.

  • [08:00] – Kirsten Milliken shares a recent ADHD story.

  • [12:54] – David talks about his history with ADHD and he talks about how he relies on technology for task management. This conversation took place at the beginning of the conference.

  • [16:00] – During a presentation, I noticed Kendra using a Live Scribe smart pen.  She describes how she uses it and gives us a demonstration.

  • [26:15] – Sarah Wright talks about the presentation that she gave at the CHADD conference this year.

  • [30:11] – Belynda Gauthier talks about what led to her getting involved with CHADD.  She also talks about the progress that she has seen in her son.

  • [33:40] – Shelley Karpel shares some of her take-aways from this CHADD conference.

  • [36:02] – John Wilson is the Director of SOAR, an outdoor adventure camp for children.  He shares an ADHD stories.

  • [39:16] – Kate Barrett returns to the podcast and the two of us share a few ADHD stories involving business cards.

  • [48:20] – Roberto Olivardia has been on the podcast several times (Episode 37, Episode 74, and Episode 118). A great storyteller, Roberto shares a few personal ADHD stories  that demonstrates impulsivity. He also shares some strategies to create “pause”.

  •  [1:01:28] – Earlier in the episode, you heard David.  Here, to wrap up the podcast he tells us some of his take-aways from this conference.


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