2023 Awards Program

Awarding training programs to parents, adults and teachers affected by ADHD

+ 2023 Awards Program

December 2022 Donation

In December 2022, BuxMont CHADD received a $5,000 donation from the Joseph F. Santy III Donor Advised Fund in honor of the great work being done by volunteer board member, Ovidio Nick Vitale. Nick is intensely moved by helping others with ADHD and coordinates the monthly meetings for BuxMont’s CHADD’s adult online support group.

As a result of the generous donation by Mr. Santy, during 2023, BuxMont CHADD will be awarding:

  • One-year CHADD national memberships (worth $53 each) – access to expert advice and tips on managing ADHD and dealing with issues in relationships, school and the workplace, and including a subscription to CHADD’s Attention magazine
  • The training programs listed below to interested parents, adults and teachers

Apply for Free Membership or Training

To apply for a free CHADD membership or training, email BuxMont CHADD and provide your name, email, mailing address, and whether you are interested in the membership or training (if training, please identify which training.) You must reside in Southeastern Pennsylvania

Parent-to-Parent Training

Do you feel lost when it comes to ADHD and its related issues and concerns? Parenting a child with ADHD brings both joys and challenges. CHADD’s Parent-to-Parent Training includes both short video lessons about ADHD and downloadable resources that you can read at your convenience. Throughout CHADD’s self-paced, seven-module online course, you will receive support from other parents and gain a comprehensive understanding of ADHD and learn strategies to improve life at home and school.

The $100 cost for non-members ($80 for CHADD members) will be paid by BuxMont CHADD at the time of award.

Adult-to-Adult Training

Do you feel lost when it comes to ADHD and its related issues and concerns? Learning to manage your ADHD independently brings both joys and challenges. CHADD’s ADHD online adult-to-adult courses includes both short video lessons about ADHD and downloadable resources that you can read at your convenience.

Course 1 – ADHD & Adults

Start with the ADHD & Adults course. This course includes six modules for adults newly diagnosed with ADHD or for adults who suspect they may have ADHD. Adults will learn what ADHD is and how it is diagnosed. Upon completion of this course, learners will know more about ADHD including its symptoms, presentations, and coexisting conditions. There are also lessons to introduce how ADHD presents differently in women and older adults. Learn more about each lesson by clicking the link below.

The $50 cost for ADHD & Adults will be paid by BuxMont CHADD at the time of award.

Course 2 – Independent Adult Living

Are you a young adult with ADHD who is transitioning to independent adulthood? Or have you recently established yourself as an independent adult? If so, Independent Adult Living was designed with you in mind. This course includes six modules from apartment hunting to financial planning.

Upon completion of this course, learners will know more about how to live and thrive as an independent adult with ADHD including signing a lease, organizing medical records, and paying bills. There are also lessons in creating to-do lists, setting small financial goals, and time management.

The $50 cost for the Independent Adult Living course will be paid by BuxMont CHADD at the time of award.

Course 3 – Navigating College with ADHD

Navigating College with ADHD is a course for students with ADHD to learn strategies for their college career. For many students with ADHD, college might be a better match than high school for their interests and learning preferences. Selecting their own courses, spending less time in class, having more free time in between classes, and having extracurricular opportunities can all make college an exciting adventure. However, all these same circumstances can also make adjusting to college extremely difficult for students with ADHD.

College is dramatically different than high school, with increased academic demands, differences in teaching methods and grading procedures, and less available accommodations and supports. In addition, the sudden expectation to balance classes, social opportunities, and being “in charge” of it all can result in students with ADHD experiencing more stress and greater academic difficulty than those without ADHD. To achieve success, students with ADHD can get a head start if they come to college with the right strategies to help them as they pursue their college career.

This course is currently free to all applicants.

Teacher-to-Teacher Training

Do you have students with ADHD in your classroom? Do you feel challenged to find the balance between the needs of your class and helping students with ADHD learn effectively? You are not alone.

CHADD (the National Resource on ADHD) has developed Teacher-to-Teacher Training. Designed by teachers for teachers, this multi-session, interactive training course is developed and taught by expert educators to give practical strategies and resources to educators working with students with ADHD.

The $129 cost for non-members ($119 for CHADD members) will be paid by BuxMont CHADD at the time of award.