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"I feel that one of the most important benefits of attending the Virtual AD/HD Conference® is the ability to listen to the top AD/HD experts in all the different areas that are often required to successfully manage one's AD/HD.
This is the best, consolidated value of AD/HD experts you will find and be able to listen to in such a short period of time. It is a great foundation of experts you have access to to learn things from you might not get anywhere else. Jennifer and her team deserve all the accolades they receive. They have worked very hard to create one of the finest AD/HD educational platforms available to the public. They have provided a great value/resource that has the potential to transform lives."
David Giwerc, MCC, Founder of The ADD Coach Academy
Virtual AD/HD Conference® Speaker 2008-2012
"My objective in attending the Virtual AD/HD Conference® was to learn more as a whole. As someone that grew up with ADHD, you assume you know everything about it. However that is the furthest thing from the truth.
Before the conference I had no idea about how much depth and history there was to ADHD. I think that it was almost the same feeling that I got the first time I took medication after being diagnosed. It was that "wow! there is so much more I am capable of" feeling.
The best thing about the conference for me was being able to identify with the subject matter of almost every seminar. A lot of times you go into a conference thinking 'well I may be able to identify with a few but the rest will be boring.' With the Virtual AD/HD Conference® it was the opposite. I went from one hour to the next really stunned but how close to home each hit. It was extraordinarily motivating.
To a friend who wasn't sure about the conference I would say 'Give it a try, what do you have to lose? With the way it is set up if you get tired...no big deal you can always listen with the notes later on. Besides no one ever complained about having TOO much knowledge.'"
"I attended the Virtual AD/HD Conference® because my son and I both have AD/HD. I needed some insight in how to identify AD/HD traits in order to be able to sort them from a person just being who they are. After participating in the conference, my anxiety level has lowered considerably and I'm beginning to sleep better.
The best thing about the conference was the variety of topics covered. I'm going to love having all that info at my fingertips for easy reference.
I would highly recommend this conference to anyone who's touched by AD/HD in their lives. A little perspective is a wonderful thing. (In this case a LOT of perspective.) Thanks for this opportunity and for the conference!!!"
"I've worked on planning conferences for ADDA and other organizations over the past 25 years. Aside from it being a LOT of work, the trend indicated that fewer and fewer people were able to attend these conferences due to the cost of transportation, housing and time off from their jobs/personal life.
The ability to be able to offer conference-quality content to individuals WITHOUT all of those costs is a mind-boggling result of our modern technology. It allows people who would never be able to get the information to "attend" in a comfortable and cost-effective manner.
To assemble a menu of experts from around the world is an amazing undertaking, given everyone's schedules. THIS conference does that. It then offers individuals the opportunity to "meet with and hear" these experts from around the world, speaking on the widest variety of topics related to AD/HD possible. To have that opportunity would otherwise cost so MUCH in money and time...both of which are often barriers to participation. But with the Virtual AD/HD Conference®, individuals can attend, hear the experts, get caught up on the latest and most up to date information, research, views, breakthroughs, strategies, law, etc., and do so from the comfort of one's own home! There is NO DOUBT that this format gives participants the MOST back for their dollar!
It's an amazing time we live in, and being able to offer a virtual conference (especially one run as efficiently and user-friendly as this one is) is an AWESOME GIFT that someone can give another person...or themselves!"
Wilma Fellman, M.Ed.
Virtual AD/HD Conference® Speaker 2008, 2010, 2012
"When I registered for the Virtual AD/HD Conference®, I was most interested in learning some new strategies to better function on a daily basis, new research regarding ADHD in general (especially
brain research) and the most recent information on medications.
I am trying some of the de-cluttering strategies and some of the organizational strategies specifically. Other information I learned has changed the way I look at most everything. Basically, I just view my own life and others' lives differently from the better and more up-to-date information I have.
The best thing about the Virtual AD/HD Conference® was Dr. Ari Tuckman's talk. The moment, specifically, was when he said "it's all in the pause." Having very knowledgeable and functional speakers that provide useful information was priceless."
"I am always interested in learning coping strategies for a variety of age groups, to help me, both as the grandmother of a young man with AD/HD and as a Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapist who works with a variety of clients. Many of the handouts from the Virtual AD/HD Conference were immediately useful in counseling families, students and faculty with whom I work each day.
I think the best thing about this conference is its flexibility and presentation of such a wide range of issues, insights, stories and strategies. I have recommended this conference to both families and professionals, and hope they will attend next year."
"As a result, I am more aware of how AD/HD affects me in everyday life, and since I am more aware, I am less judgmental of myself. After listening to the sessions, I am not as hard on myself and I'm less critical of myself when I am not focusing real well.
The best things about the Virtual AD/HD Conference® are the choice to be able to listen live or not, to be able to have the materials available for three months, and the online discussion groups after the various sessions. If I had a friend thinking about signing up for the conference, I would tell them to definitely attend."
"I would say the biggest benefit of attending the Virtual AD/HD Conference® is the opportunity to learn from experts from the comfort from home AND have a virtual connection to others attending the conference (as opposed to just listening to MP3s).
The Virtual AD/HD Conference® is a “must do.” Great speakers, great interaction with others through the forums online and a chance to learn a lot about all facets of AD/HD."
Jodi Sleeper-Triplett, MCC, SCAC
Virtual AD/HD Conference® Speaker 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012
"When I signed up for the Virtual AD/HD Conference, I was open to whatever new tools piqued my interest, or touched on something I struggle with-like organization, time management, and medication. This conference has brought me hope, new opportunities, validation, and new tools, both for myself, and to share with others.
I also took several things away from Dr. Hallowell's presentation on AD/HD in relationships and shared them with my significant other. It was lighthearted and useful, especially to hear coping skills from those who are LIVING it! This means we can do something different since awareness brings acceptance brings action!"
"I registered for the Virtual AD/HD Conference because I was interested in learning information to help me manage my AD/HD symptoms better, as well as information to help me work with my clients struggling with AD/HD symptoms.
As a result of the conference, I've made changes in both my personal and professional life. Personally, I have been trying to remind myself to implement pauses, working on my priorities, and thinking about some of the ways in which negative messages that I send myself influence my actions and can immobilize me. I've been using techniques to help me when I'm feeling overwhelmed. I'm making a more active effort to be my own coach. I've also been making more effective use of organizational resources.
In my work, I've been using tips to help parents manage their own emotions in order to be able to best work with their child and recognize their child's unique strengths and weaknesses. I've also been drawing from the wealth of information offered in the conference to provide more information to my clients.
I'm using new techniques on a daily basis and not beating myself up as much. I play the session recordings that are most relevant to my particular struggles while I'm in my car to remind me how to best work with them. I feel much more hopeful about my ability to manage my symptoms and encouraged about doing the work to make my daily life much less of a struggle.
The multimedia/sensory approach of the conference (webcast, recordings, slides, etc.) offered me many ways to learn at my own pace and the ability to go back to the materials and access them at times when I need them. I'm sure that I will continue to play the recordings and make the most of the resources for a long time to come.
The breadth and depth of information and practical skills offered from the conference were well worth the price, and it would be a huge mistake to pass up the opportunity to hear from so many experts on various topics. I'm certainly going to encourage my clients to attend the conference next year."
"As a speaker at last year’s conference, it was a pleasure that the whole conference was so well managed. The website was excellent and easy to navigate. I felt I could count on my part going without a hitch. It was great to have the call facilitated by the moderator. The conference was an opportunity for me to present a topic that I hadn't created a presentation on before, and I was able to see immediate feedback in the online forum. The conference is a chance to hear the same speakers who present at the national conferences, but you don't have to pay so much to attend. You can also listen at your own leisure, and you don't have to listen to lots of off-topic and irrelevant questions since the moderator filters the questions that are posed to the presenter. It's an efficient use of your listening and learning time."
Bonnie Mincu, MA, MBA, SCAC
Virtual AD/HD Conference Speaker 2009-2012
"I signed up for the Virtual AD/HD Conference but was not able to listen live to many sessions. However, I learned how to use my son's iPod so I could download the sessions and listen to them wherever I am. I thoroughly enjoyed the sessions. I can learn so much more quickly listening for an hour than reading a book that takes longer. Listening to everyone's description of AD/HD and their own experiences was so much more effective than just reading the diagnostic description of AD/HD."
"As a conference speaker, I've never had an ounce of trouble with the conference—everything has run smoothly. I like being part of a big event like this. There's an excitement that builds as the conference nears. I feel good knowing that so many people's lives will be improved. The great thing about the Virtual AD/HD Conference is that they bring together a top notch team of presenters covering almost every aspect of living with AD/HD. Because it's virtual, it's much easier and less expensive to attend. Plus, you can get full recordings of every session."
Ari Tuckman, PsyD, MBA
Virtual AD/HD Conference Speaker 2009-2012
"When I registered for the conference, I was most interested in learning strategies for adapting to life with AD/HD when you were diagnosed as an adult. Because of the opportunity to listen to top AD/HD speakers without spending the money to travel to a conference, my life and soul have been transformed and overwhelmingly inspired. I learned far more than I expected about AD/HD. The experts were stellar. I loved the format, and it fit my life perfectly. Gotta love technology. You can’t afford not to educate yourself about your AD/HD through this incredible high quality, low cost event!"
"This was my first year at the Virtual AD/HD Conference. As a parent of a child with AD/HD and a professional in the field, I appreciated the high quality of the speakers and the diversity of topics discussed. Being able to download recordings of all the sessions was icing on the cake. The sessions were loaded with great strategies that can be put to use immediately."
Kathy Baur, Ph.D.
"Going into this conference, I was interested in all areas of AD/HD, so it was great to have all the experts in one place. I came away with a better understanding of how to improve my life. Learning more about AD/HD gave me great insight on how I used to think and act. Improving my life is number one now. I can look back and shake my head and finally let go of the past, and move forward into the future. I have told many people who have AD/HD (or think they have it) that this conference is the best thing for them. For the price of a typical office visit, you get to hear all of the experts and learn how to approach AD/HD with confidence."
Lake Worth, FL
"This was my second year attending the Virtual AD/HD Conference. The sessions have been very beneficial in my work with AD/HD students, and having the sessions on CD will be invaluable. I have attended many conferences throughout the country on AD/HD, and the Virtual AD/HD Conference really brings the “gurus of AD/HD” together for three days of wonderful, informative sessions! This conference is for everyone involved with AD/HD: parents, students, spouses of people with AD/HD, and professionals working with people with AD/HD."
Rock Hill, SC
"The conference is time and money well spent. I set aside time so I can participate in real time but I love being able to access the podcasts after the sessions. The variety of speakers is excellent, and the session topics are applicable to everyone. The knowledge I gain through the Virtual AD/HD Conference is beneficial in a variety of ways. It helps in my personal life because I feel I am keeping current with the many facets of AD/HD. It helps in my professional life as a student advocate because I am able to direct parents and educators to reliable information."
"As a professional organizer who works with clients with AD/HD, I attended the conference with the intention of learning new techniques for helping my clients become more successful with organizing their belongings and managing their time and commitments. While I personally do not have AD/HD, I still found myself having "ah-ha" moments during sessions because the information shared can be applied to everyone. In this hectic, busy world that we live in, we all can use as many safety nets to make certain our days are productive and successful. I have encouraged clients to consider attending next year's conference as I believe it is a great opportunity to learn, to grow and to embrace AD/HD. The Virtual AD/HD Conference is a safe, convenient and easy way to start the journey of learning how to take full advantage of one's AD/HD."
Cedar Rapids, IA
"I am old enough to collect Social Security, so I was not happy to hear that I might have AD/HD, although it did explain a lot of my past difficulties. I signed up for the Virtual AD/HD Conference to learn more about AD/HD and find the best solutions. After attending the conference, I discovered that many of the strategies I have in place already are on the right track! To anyone contemplating the conference, I would say the price was right for the volumes of information. The variety was excellent for anyone looking for comprehensive information on AD/HD. I still listen to recordings in my car, and I'm also checking the website on a regular basis. The positive, non-judgmental energy was terrific!"
"I registered for the conference because I was very interested in learning strategies for building my self-esteem and getting an appropriate diagnosis for my AD/HD, despite living in a small town. I wanted to learn how to juggle working full time, being a mother and wife and still finding time to be ME. As a result of the conference, I made an appointment and began the process for getting a real diagnosis. I'm so excited that I finally did it and can move forward again. I'm using strategies I learned at the conference to go to sleep better at night. I'm changing old habits and looking at how I can help myself. The conference is absolutely a great way to get information from so many sources! There is so much information on all aspects of life and successfully finding who you are and staying on the road to where you are going. The best part is you can do it from home and at your own pace. I could never absorb that much in one conference, but now I can listen again and take notes in my own space. You can't miss this opportunity!"
"I just wanted to let you know how MUCH I enjoyed the conference. It was absolutely the BEST way to have a conference! I could glance at the handouts, strap on my headset, and clean the house while taking notes. Some of your speakers had so much information that I missed a few rooms, but anyhow, to MOVE during a conference was FABULOUS! Thanks so much for putting it on. I will recommend it to all that I know next year."
"I used to have the attitude that I could deal with my ADD myself without using any additional help, but I wasn't successful in actually dealing. I mostly ran around in circles rather than accomplishing things. Since the conference, my wife says I’m taking my ADD more seriously, and that we have more of a team mentality when dealing with our issues. I think this conference is worth it if you are seriously considering dealing with your ADD. There is a lot of good information there if you are willing to take advantage of it. I respond more easily to ADD information from outside sources, so the opportunity to get the most up-to-date information from many experts in the field has given my wife and me a new excitement about finding and utilizing coping strategies for dealing with ADD."
“The Virtual AD/HD Conference was phenomenal! I have told countless people about it. I almost didn’t register because it wasn’t a good time financially. But I am so thankful that I did register, and that I took care of myself by spending the time listening and following the handouts! I learned so many things and now have renewed hope!
Terry and Jennifer, you two did a great service to the entire AD/HD community. It had to be a tremendous amount of work because your efforts showed in every aspect of the conference. It was just shy of being flawless. Thank you, thank you, thank you!”
“The Virtual AD/HD Conference was just as good (and probably better) than attending a live conference…and I didn't have to worry about my hair or clothes! Not to mention the cost savings. It even fit my schedule!
I can't begin to tell you how many conferences I have had to cancel due to emergencies. And even if an emergency had come up, I still could have participated in this conference, thanks to the recordings.”
"I attended the Virtual AD/HD Conference to learn about the latest in medication and treatment options for AD/HD. There are not many resources available where I practice, and the conference gave me exposure to the leaders in the field.
The sessions were informative. I gained a lot of information that I can use both in my practice and in the workshops I do in my community. Dr. Hallowell’s presentation, Finding the Buried Treasure in AD/HD, has made me focus more on the upside of AD/HD.
It was easy and convenient to attend the conference in my own home, and it cost much less than an in-person conference. It was an excellent conference overall.”
Dr. Fred M. Bruner