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Vol. 8, Issue 9-Septmeber 2013

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President's Message: ADHD, Europe, and the ACO
French governmental agencies and mental health professionals do not recognize ADHD as a neurobiological (and therefore coachable) disorder. President Joyce Kubik takes a look at what's going on in the rest of Europe and what can coaches do about it.†Read more here.

New Membership Benefit: The ADHD Report
ACO members get full access to the Journal of Attention Disorders, and now to the ADHD Report as well. Individual subscriptions to these research periodicals cost more than your membership dues. This is a fantastic value for members, so check it out! Read more here.

Observations on NEBA and ADHD
Guest Contributor, Ron Bashian, MD, muses on the benefits and weaknesses of the new Neuropsychiatric EEG-Based Assessment Aid, or NEBA test for ADHD. Will it become the gold standard for diagnosing ADHD? Or not.†Read more here.

Coaches in the News
Coach Linda Walker, who lives in Montreal and coaches in both English and French, is having a BIG impact. She was selected as one of three ADHD experts in the province of Quebec for a pharma-sponsored PR campaign to promote ADHD Awareness in adults. Additionally, she hired her own PR person to help her promote ADHD Awareness Month. Find out what happened next. Read more here.

Welcome New and Returning Members
New and returning members of the ACO are listed here to acknowledge and welcome our growing community of ADHD coaches and supporters worldwide. Please take a moment to personally reach out to introduce yourself and welcome them to the family. Read more here.

The ACO Wants Your Brain!
Thatís right, we are mining the ACO member brain trust for a few good people to help with two exciting projects of the ACO Board. Read more here.

2013 Conference Recordings Available for Sale
If you didn't get a chance to attend the 2013 Conference in Atlanta, or want to hear a breakout you missed, they are now available. Read more here.

Save $100
Save $100 on registration for the the 2014 annual ACO Conference in Phoenix, AZ May 2-4, through December 15 http://www.adhdcoaches.org/conference-2014/registration/. The team is working hard to bring you new and exciting presentations as well as networking opportunities. Hotel reservations can be made now without any cost to you until your arrival. And you can always change your reservation details as the time gets closer. The hotel rate is good for 4/27 - 5/6, allowing you to plan some time for site seeing. We have a link that allows you to easily register for the hotel online: Book your group rate: ADHD Coaches.

Heads up to Professional Members!!
Have you written a book or books on ADHD, coaching, tips, skills, or a related topic? Is it listed on Amazon? Any professional member who fits these criteria will have the opportunity to sell their book through the ACO's new Amazon-affiliated bookstore, which will be up and running in time for the holiday season. Look for an email, coming soon, about how to submit your book(s) for consideration. Contact Joyce Kubik (president@adhdcoaches.org) with any questions.

PAAC Competency Call
The Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC) is hosting monthly seminars on their competencies. The next one is on Tuesday, November 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 Chana@KleinCoaching.com to get on the mailing list to receive monthly notices regarding dates and topics.

Members Stuff

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.

ADHD Report
Access to the ADHD Report is one of your many membership benefits! Click here to find out more.

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