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Vol.9, Issue 3-March 2014

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Helping Clients Avoid Bad Therapists
President Joyce Kubik writes, “Recently, ADDitude Magazine published a slide show on The Ten Worst Therapists for Adults. I immediately flashed back to my misdiagnosis in 1983 of Bipolar and spent nearly 10 years on Lithium.” Read more here.

Toe-To-Toe-Activism
Ron Bashian, MD, Guest Contributor, writes "On January 7, my web designer sent me two startling links. The first link was to inform me about a book titled ADHD Does Not Exist that was about to be published in the US. The second link was to a strongly approving essay in Psychology Today.” Read more here.

A Parent’s “What if…?”
Cheryl Breining, Guest Contributor, shares her story of parenting a child with ADHD, and her thoughts and feelings as she recalls her 5th grade son telling his teacher, “I have ADHD but I don’t let it stand in my way.” Read more here.

Research Findings in the ADHD Report
Research Committee Member, Elizabeth Ahmann, tells you how to take advantage of the ADHD Report and make the most of your ACO membership. Read more here.

To access these online member resources, you must first log into your ACO member account, then into the JAD and the ADHD Report.

Authors and Tweeters
A new book by ACO coach and former journalist, Judy Brenis, is titled simply, ADHD Heroes, and features seven ACO members. Roxanne Fouché was recently the guest expert at a BoostCollaborative BoostChat. Read more here.

Welcome New and Returning Members
We acknowledge and welcome our growing community of ADHD coaches and supporters worldwide. Please take a moment to personally reach out and welcome them.


ACO Connections 2014 is Eight Weeks Away!
Conference Co-Chair, Robin Nordmeyer, brings you up to date on an exciting Preconference Day Event open to everyone, and provides a checklist of things to do to help you prepare to get the most out of your conference experience. Read more here.

If you haven’t already, don’t forget to register for the conference and reserve your hotel room. Receive our special group rate for $129.00 per night when you book your hotel room before April 9th, 2014 online.

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, the recordings are available here.


The ACO Bookstore
Visit our bookstore and find some of the best books in the business.

Looking for Writers
Publishing in Circle is a great way to get your name and contact information out and it increases your expert presence. We are looking for more writers of guest columns, of research reviews, of coaches in the news, etc. If you like to edit or write and think this might be a great way to both get and give in your professional sphere, contact editor@adhdcoaches.org.


ICF Advance: Science of Coaching Program
ICF Advance 2014: Science of Coaching is an intensive, interactive 2½ day educational experience that will bridge the gap between coaching scholars and practitioners and deliver in-depth content covering the theories that underpin coaching. ICF Advance 2014 attendees will enhance their understanding of how empirical research and theories influence and relate to the coaching body of knowledge, observe live demonstrations of masterful coaching utilizing the most prominent theories identified by practitioners and training providers, and acquire strategies for integrating evidence-based research into their own practice. The program is offered both live, in Atlanta, and virtually May 29-31. Go here for more information.

PAAC Competency Call
The Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC) is hosting monthly seminars on their competencies. Find out more about The Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC) and view the schedule of events here.

ADHD Community Practice Calls
Join your colleagues 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 ACO member and ICF ADHD Community Practice Leader, Chana Klein, 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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