TOPIC: For Parents: "Can Assistive Technology Help Adults with ADD/ADHD?"
For Parents: "Can Assistive Technology Help Adults with ADD/ADHD?"
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If you have a child who has ADD/ADHD, there is a 50% chance that one (or both) parents may also have ADD/ADHD...
Our February Lecture:
Date: Thursday, February 2, 2012
Time: 6:30 - 9:OO PM
Topic: Can Assistive Technology Help Adult With ADD/ADHD
Speaker: Collette Shine, MBA, professional organizer;
professional development director, metro NYC chapter,
National Association of Professional Organizers
Location: West End Collegiate Church (School Annex)
245 West 77th Street, NY NY 10024
(Between B'way &West End Ave)
Donation: $5.00 To Defray The Groups Expenses
The Manhattan Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Support Group Presents:
"Can Assistive Technology Help Adults with ADD/ADHD?"
About The Meeting:
You've resolved to get organized ... but how?
Do you use a Blackberry, Droid, iphone or ipad??
For iPhone & iPad users....have you downloaded any of several hundred apps from the Apple Store?
You want to get organized, but how? Well, for some there's the techno-track.
Nowadays, a phone can file your coupons, update your to-do list, tell you where you are, remind you where to go, or merge task-related functions into a unified program. There are "apps" to help you transition, or read, or drive (a hazard for many with ADD or ADHD).
Meanwhile, a touchpad can handle all this and allow you to see what you're doing.
Back home, a scanner can turn a receipt -- or any other document -- into a digital file (so you can chuck the paper). And -- if done right -- a file you can locate later on.
And don't forget the older stuff -- timers, alarms, keyfinders, planners -- which many still swear by. And which usually cost a lot less.
Of course, anyone who ventures here will face a myriad of choices -- shape, size, carrier, brand, model -- about what to buy. Plus the need to process the claims made on behalf of each of these products. What can help tame chaos can also create it.
On Thursday, we'll have a show-and-tell. Bring 'em in: your iPhone, your Droid, your Blackberry, your pad, your timer, your planner, your whatever-you-use-to-get-you-through-the-week. Or let us know how you use software -- or scanning, or cloud computing -- to shape up your place, or your life. Or tell us about what hasn't worked.
Getting us started will be organizer Collette Shine, whose background is in business -- finance and apparel --
as well as info tech. She'll be joined by a colleague, Karen Guccione, with a background in mental health.
For Collette, this will be her second appearance before the Support Group. It will be Karen's third.