Come learn about how to support your family member with ADHD at this community hub event.
Mary Lynn Trotter MSW RSW will be on hand Thursday Sept. 27 from 3-7:30 to meet teachers, administrators and parents who are seeking supports for students with ADHD and related learning differences.
The event is sponsored by the Toronto Danforth Ward 15 Community Hub, and includes many local agencies serving children and families.
It is also a chance to let us know what services you need in your community.
The event is at Chester ES and Westwood MS – 114 Gowan/994 Carlaw Ave. (northeast of Broadview/Mortimer).
Please bring your questions about:
- what is ADHD
- how to find out if my child might have it
- where to get a proper diagnosis
-what are the treatment options
- how to work collaboratively with my child’s teacher
- how to include sports activities as key adjunct therapies
- what supports are available in the community for free
- what OHIP won’t cover
- how to find a parent support group
- how counselling helps ADHD
- how to improve my child’s behavior
- does mom or dad also have ADHD
-IEPs and IPRCs – what are they, and how do they help
Although it can be a struggle, ensuring your child with ADHD or a learning difference eats a healthy breakfast and luch on school days is imperative. Having a school lunch program helps; kids tend to eat what their peers are also being served. But sending a lunch that is colourful, varied each day and includes a few of the food groups will help maintain blood sugar levels and mood throughout the day. Contact me to to learn more about using meal planning and food shopping to support your child.