We are building a conference like none before. With opportunities to learn best practices in small business development, to watch coaching demonstrations and dive deeper into core competencies, and to broaden your knowledge of current ADHD research and the disorder, ACO 2017 is set to be a deeper and richer experience for our conference attendees!
The 10th Annual International ADHD Professionals Conference is designed for coaches and other professionals working within the ADHD community.
ADHD clients often seek a variety of resources and professional services to help them navigate the challenges they face personally and professionally. By learning how other professionals serve our clients and educating them about the field of ADHD coaching, we can build a stronger community for our clients and build a stronger professional network to build our own businesses. We are inviting colleagues from a variety of coaching, education and healthcare backgrounds in order to facilitate learning and collaboration among professionals who work with the ADHD population.
Programming includes two pre-conference sessions, twenty four breakout sessions, and two keynote addresses.
Our 2017 Conference breakout sessions are organized into three tracks:
Current research and information on ADHD
Growing Your Business
Russ Ramsay, Ph.D.
Friday, April 28, 2017 / 9:30 - 10:30 am
Dr. Russell Ramsay is co-founder/co-director of the University of Pennsylvania’s Adult ADHD Treatment & Research Program. He has authored numerous professional articles, book chapters, four books, and has lectured internationally on various issues related to adult ADHD. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Attention Disorders. Russ will address the latest research on ADD/ADHD.
Saturday Morning Keynote
Saturday, April 29, 2017, 8:30 - 10:00 am
Anat Baniel, founder of the Anat Baniel Method® and NeuroMovement®, is the author of the bestselling book Move Into Life: NeuroMovement® for Lifelong Vitality and the highly acclaimed Kids Beyond Limits. Anat’s work is at the forefront of the emerging brain plasticity field. Her innovative, scientifically based methods provide concrete, powerful, and easy-to-use tools—the Nine Essentials she defined—that help to powerfully change people’s brains, and thus lives, for the better. Over the past 30 years, Anat has worked with adults and children suffering from back pain, injuries, genetic anomalies, and a wide range of conditions, as well as athletes, musicians, and other high performers. Anat teaches internationally; at her ABM Center in Marin County, California. Anat and her team teach seminars, work with private clients, and train practitioners in ABM NeuroMovement.® Anat will be speaking on "Practical Applications of Neuroplasticity Principles – The Nine Essentials – For Motor and Cognitive Breakthroughs for the Adult and Child with ADD/ADHD."
Thursday Preconference 1 of 2
Kristen Jacobsen, M.S., CCC-SLP
Executive Function Skills and Strategies for Educators, Coaches and Educational Consultants, Grades K-12
April 27, 2017 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Max number of seats available: 30
Ms. Kristen Jacobsen, MS is a trained speech-language pathologist who is Co-Director at the Cognitive Connections Executive Function Practice. She provides training and coaching for teachers and professionals, parent consultations, as well as student coaching services. She has strong interests in cognition, language and mindfulness. Ms. Jacobsen works to research and develop new methods and programs that can maximize a student's ability to learn to their potential and increase self-esteem as they become more independent learners. She enjoys seeing students make new gains, as well as training teachers and therapists in the use of executive function teaching approaches.
She is a specialist in pediatric and adolescent learning challenges in the areas:
Language and Literacy
Post Concussive Syndrome
Asperger's Disorder and Autism spectrum disorders
Kristen will provide outstanding strategies and tools that you can use directly with your clients or students!
Thursday Preconference 2 of 2
Experience WordPress with a Master: Hands-On Play Live!
Thurs., April 27, 2017 1:00 - 5:00 pm
Max number of seats available: 10
Kerch McConlogue, retired ADHD coach and website designer/developer, has been writing code for 17 years. Her passion is for helping WordPress novices understand the basics of paying attention to their own site and to get past their fears of breaking the internet. Kerch speaks plain-English to nonGeeks. If you can use Word and you're not afraid of the internet, you can use WordPress. And we'll prove it! In this 4-hour hands-on preconference session, we'll cover the basics of working with WordPress. Kerch will contact each registrant before the conference to find out just what you want to learn and where you are on the learning curve. Bring your laptop and your questions. For more information, be sure to watch the video here: https://youtu.be/mRJO7PeSJCQ "
What is the cancellation policy?
ACO will refund the registration fee, less a $200 administrative fee, for a written cancellation request received no later than March 24, 2017. No refunds will be made for cancellations received after March 24, 2017. All requests should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. ACO reserves the right to substitute faculty or to cancel or reschedule sessions due to low enrollment or unforeseen circumstances.