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Arlington, VA 22207
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Special Education Parent Resource Center

ADHD Parent Support Network 

The Arlington AD/HD Parent Support Network meets regularly and provides families an opportunity to receive information on each meeting’s designated topic, as well as opportunities to participate in discussions with other parents, staff and guest speakers. 

Watching for Irritability in ADHD
ADHD Parent Support Network Meeting Kick-Off

Thursday, October 16, 2014:  7:00pm to 8:30pm
Syphax Education Center at Sequoia Plaza
2110 Washington Boulevard, Rooms 101/103/105, Arlington, VA  22204
Guest Speaker:    Kenneth E. Towbin, M.D.
                              Chief of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
                              National Institute of Mental Health

Most people asked to describe a child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) might use words like forgetful, restless, impulsive, disorganized, and disruptive. Researchers at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) are studying an important, but little-understood, feature seen in many children with ADHD: irritability. What is emerging from this work is that adults trying to help children with ADHD should think about whether irritability is present and, if so, how severe.  Research is also beginning to offer clues about brain mechanisms underlying irritability, and about new ways to approach treatment.

About the Presenter:  Dr. Towbin is Chief of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Emotion and Development Branch at the National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program. The group with which he is affiliated focuses its research on identifying and treating childhood bipolar disorder and severe irritability in children. His interests include emotional dysregulation in children and adolescents, bipolar disorder, tic disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, and pervasive developmental disorders.

Registration is requested.  Register online.
Additional Dates for the 2014-15 ADHD Parent Support Network Meetings:
(Meetings will be held at the Syphax Education Center from 7:00pm to 8:30pm)
December 4, 2014:  Fun and Bonding with Your Child with ADHD
February 10, 2015:  Tools for Writing
May 21, 2015:  ADHD and Social Relationships
To learn more about the ADHD Parent Support Network, please contact Kathleen Donovan at kathleen.donovan@apsva.us or 703.228.2135.

Phone: 703.228.7239 

Last Modified on April 14, 2015