Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Swindells Resource Center of the Columbia Gorge is offering a free class, “ADHD: What families need to know,” Wednesday, Sept. 25, from 6-9 p.m. at Columbia Gorge Community College’s third floor lecture hall in Building 2 at The Dalles campus.
The class will be led by Aaron Tabacco, a neurodevelopmental nurse specialist, training coordinator of nursing, and researcher with expertise in family management of childhood attention deficit hyperactivity disorder at the Child Development & Rehabilitation Center at Oregon Health and Science University.
Tabacco is driven in part by his personal experiences as a father of adolescent sons who each live with ADHD. His presentation will include:
- n The biological origins, treatment options and social difficulties of ADHD
- n ADHD as a difference in executive functioning
- n Parenting and advocating for your child with ADHD
This workshop is free thanks to the generosity of Swindell’s donors and partners. For a certificate of attendance, there is a $25 fee, and the certificate can be purchased at the workshop by cash or check.
Register at www.provi-dence.org/classes. Click on “online class catalog” and search by class name for “Swindells Center-ADHD-The Dalles.” To register by phone, call 541-386-5720 or 800-833-8899, ext. 52429.
Spanish registration and interpretation are available; call 503-574-6595 by Sept. 9.
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