This is our first official in-person Cork Region event aiming to connect, educate, chat and celebrate our ADHD Ireland Cork Branch!!
Join us for a lovely, friendly evening fulfilled with useful information, opportunities to meet other parents and our fantastic Cork Branch Manager Martin Finn who has put so much effort to make this event happen. Let’s build a supportive ADHD community in Cork together!
Please, below you can find comprehensive Official Information about the event.
ADHD Ireland will host a Parent Awareness event at The Clayton, Lapp’s Quay, Cork on the 14th of June 2022 from 7:00pm – 8:30pm.
This event is free of charge and is aimed at parents who need information and support for a child who has or may have ADHD.
The team will talk about the pathway to diagnosis and strategies for supporting the child and their family.
ADHD is a neurodevelopmental difference which affects roughly 5% of children. A child with ADHD will typically struggle with organisation, staying focused and impulse control. As a result, the child may feel frustrated, overwhelmed and anxious. Girls, in particular, may be adept at masking their daily struggles which often results in ADHD being undiagnosed and unsupported. A lack of meaningful understanding and support can create a sense that the child is living in a world that is moving at an impossible speed and leaving them behind. There is also a huge impact on parents and guardians who may themselves feel helpless and overwhelmed in their efforts to support their child.
The good news is that the right supports can make an enormous difference to the child and the family. With proper diagnosis and support, the child can reach their full potential while building their confidence and self-esteem. Children can even learn to appreciate the many positive traits associated with ADHD such as enhanced curiosity, innovative thought and creativity. In fact, they may come to see their ADHD as their superpower!
The ADHD Parent Awareness evening at The Clayton (Lapp’s Quay) will be led by ADHD Ireland CEO Ken Kilbride. This event coincides with the opening of the organisation’s Cork branch. New Cork Service Development Manager, Martin Finn, is looking forward to increasing ADHD supports in the region. ‘ADHD is a much misunderstood condition and accessing accurate information is the key to unlocking the right supports for parent and child. We hope this talk will be an important step towards empowering children with ADHD’.
For further information see www.adhdireland.ie or email [email protected]
To book tickets, please click HERE
We hope to see you there!
ADHD Ireland 07/06/22