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Vol. 8, Issue 9-Septmeber 2013

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DEADLINE EXTENSION
Thank you for the RFPs received to date. With September being such a busy month, we have extended the deadline to October 6th, 2013, 12:01 am EST. Have something interesting, cutting edge, or just plain useful to share with your colleagues? Download your RFP here.

President's Message: Phoenix – Wow!
I hope this plants a seed in your mind about coming to Phoenix where we have another great conference planned for you next May. It will be a time to learn, laugh, relax and enjoy!  Read more here.

Coaches in the News: Double Wow!
ADHD Coaches are powerhouses of change for those affected by ADHD. Read how Charlotte Hjorth from Denmark and Pete Quily from Vancouver, BC have been getting the word out. They are inspirational and tireless advocates and activists. Read more here.

“Informed Consent” in Research: What ADHD Coaches Need to Know
This month, ACO Research Committee Member Dorothy Bisbee, JD, CCMC, PCC, writes about Informed Consent. As an ADHD coach, you may wonder how you can contribute to research on the efficacy of ADHD coaching. Could you use survey results or other data from your coaching in research? Maybe. But first you should know a bit about human subject research. Read more here.

WIIFM? 2014 Conference Update
We realize this question, "What’s in it for me (WWIFM)?" is an important one when thinking about being part of an upcoming professional meeting. What questions should you be considering as you make this decision? 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.

The ACO Wants Your Brain!
That’s 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.

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

It's here! ADHD Awareness Month
If you haven't already, visit this ACO member resource and the website of the ADHD Awareness Month Coalition (of which the ACO is part). There's still time to join the effort and make a difference!

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 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.

Have You Read a Good Blog Lately?
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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?
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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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