Circle August 2013

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President's Message
As president, Iím concerned about the ACO's appearance, experienced by members and the public alike primarily through our website. Weíve come a long way since our founding in 2005, each year adding more content to the website, which is of great benefit to our membership and the public, and more is yet to come. But along the way, the look, feel, and organization of our website has become cluttered †Read more here.

From The Editor
You've probably read about our new plans for Circle. This month we start implementing these plans by debuting two new columns! †Additionally, thank you to those who took time to write about the benefits of Shire's outreach programs. If you're inspired, it's not too late. Read more here.

Global ADHD Awareness Month is Coming Soon!
Have you noticed how quickly summer is passing? Have you also noticed how quickly October--aka Global ADHD Awareness Month--is nearing? But take heart. Itís not too late to start making your plans and preparations to do your part for Global ADHD Awareness Month. Read more here.

Why ADHD Coaches Love Research
ACO Coaches are, in general, a professional group gifted with great curiosity. However, curiosity is just the start. To benefit our clients and communities, ACO coaches are committed to staying informed and up-to-date on the latest evidence-based research in the fields of attention and of coaching. Read more here.

Recognizing New Members & Associate Members Turned Pro!
The Membership Services Team welcomes this month's new members. We also recognize and congratulate the associate members who recently became eligible for professional membership and have elected to change membership status to reflect this achievement! We hope you'll send them a hello too. Read more here.

Professional Membership Criteria Updated
The Board of Directors of the ACO is happy to announce that they have updated the criteria for professional membership. The ACO now recognizes those who have a Certified ADHD Coach Practitioner (CACP) credential, or any of the more rigorous certifications conferred by the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC), as credible evidence that the applicant meets the ACO's criteria for professional membership. Read more here.

PAAC Competency Call
The Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC) is hosting monthly seminars on their competencies. The next one is on Monday, August 19th. You can view the schedule of upcoming events and find out more about The Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC) here.

ADHD Community Practice Calls
Join fellow ADHD coaches in professional discussions every month. The ICF ADHD Community of Practice calls are co-sponsored by ICF and the ACO and are open to all ACO members, whether an ICF member or not. Contact Chana Klein, ACO member and ICF ADHD Community Practice Leader, at to get on the mailing list to receive monthly notices regarding dates and topics.

Have You Heard?
In 2012, the ACO grew by an astounding 23%! The ACO wants to know a little about YOU to know more about WHO we represent. Won't you help? The ACO Membership Survey takes about 5 minutes to complete. Plus, you can enter the drawing for a complimentary year of membership. Details are at the end of the survey. NOTE: If the link opens a page that has "Thank you for taking this survey" you have already taken the survey and can disregard this request. .


Are you tired of being embarrassed by your website?
Or of being embarrassed that you don't have one at all?

I can help. Call me.
Kerch McConlogue, CPCC, PCC
ACO Webmaster since 2006
(410) 233-3274

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Think you might be missing something?
Oh, you are! Join the ACO now. Take advantage of these great opportunities to learn from the best teachers: a benefit to yourself and your clients. Join the ACO.

Journal of Attention Disorders
Access to the JAD is one of your many membership benefits! Click here to find out more.

Have You Read a Good Blog Lately?
Do you have a blog that's not listed on the ACO site,
please use the contact form and share the address.

Are you a coach in the news?
Has there been a print article about you somewhere?
Were you on the TV or radio?
Are you speaking someplace?
Let the rest of us know. Send us the info here.

Advertise in Circle
Members, put your service, training or product in front of a highly targeted readership.
Each month we will have not more than 3 ads. And reservations can be made 3 months at a time. Circle is emailed monthly (at the end of the month) to about 600 ADHD Coaches and other interested professionals. Get more info here

Are you offering training for coaches?
Use the form here to get it listed on our training calendar here.

The general and usual information:

Things to Watch For

Next ACO Conference
May 2-4, 2014
Phoenix, AZ
Pre-conference May 1, 2014
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Registration is NOW OPEN! Reserve your spot

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