Tuesday, July 28, 2015

What Can a Conference Do for You?

guest blog by Elaine Taylor-Klaus, CPCC, PCC

To say that my life changed dramatically after attending my first CHADD conference is the understatement of the year. My eyes were opened and widened at that first conference. I was struck most by the sense of community, the sense that we all belonged together, and the realization that I was not alone. There were so many others “out there” who understood — plus others who were helping and supporting other parents just like I wanted to do.

I met a woman there who had an experience similar to mine. We agreed to join forces to help other parents using the skills we had each learned in coaching training. We wanted to offer the kind of help we each wished we’d had years earlier on our journeys.

Long story short, we returned to the CHADD conference the following year with the honor of being recognized as an Innovative Program. Wow! We launched our new venture and returned as exhibitors the following year. Since then we have returned each year as presenters.

I have been an active volunteer for CHADD for several years, and now serve on the national board of directors. CHADD’s conference is one of the highlights of my year — it’s a chance to learn, explore, teach, ask questions, connect with other parents and professionals, and know that I’m doing something constructive every year to keep my family on a solid course to success.

Now, imagine what attending this year's conference could do for you and your family!

Don't miss this year's CHADD conference in New Orleans! Hear from top ADHD experts; engage in the issues that matter most; learn new strategies.

Elaine Taylor-Klaus, CPCC, PCC, is the cofounder of ImpactADHD.

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