Education, Advocacy, and Support for families and individuals living with ADHD
Hilarie Cash, Ph.D.
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
The increased reliance upon computers, large and small, has led to concerns about their pervasive role in our lives. Is there a difference between in person communication and online communication? What is FOMO and how does it affect sleep and mental health? How does screen time affect cognitive, language, and emotional development of very young brains? What effect do video games have upon developing brains? Do parents need to set limits? Do kids need to set limits? Why? Now that the World Health Organization has declared video gaming disorder a mental health condition, what is at stake in unlimited screen time?
Time: 7:00 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Special Education Services Update
Scott Raub, OSPI
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Scott Raub, OSPI Special Education Liaison, presents an update for parents and educators to understand new policies and special education services for students in K-12 and up to age 21.
Watch our web site for more information about this important program.
All are welcome to join us for this informative meeting.
Eastside CHADD Members : No fee – a membership benefit
Non-members: Suggested donation of $7 to help defray the meeting costs and chapter expenses
Eastside CHADD is a volunteer-run satellite of CHADD, the national, non-profit organization.
To learn more about Eastside CHADD visit our web site at www.eastside-chadd.org
KIDS AND TECH: KEEPING OUR CHILDREN SAFE
Did you know…
Washington State ranked 1st per capita in the nation in 2016 for the number of unique internet protocol addresses sharing child exploitation material online?
The images collected and traded over the internet often come from children that offenders meet and groom online. The offenders meet kids through a slew of apps we all know and should be intelligently monitoring such as Kik, ChatSnap, ChatStep, Tumblr, Instagram etc. We live in a tech-rich community and crime analysts are currently examining our regional child exploitation boom and considering whether our thriving economy and tech heavy community may have a correlation to the uptick in numbers of offenders exploiting our children.
IMS PTA recently presented “Kids and Tech: Keeping our Children Safe” featuring speakers Cecelia Greyson and Ian Polhemus. Cecelia Gregson is an IMS parent and the prosecutor to the Washington State Internet Crimes Against Children Taskforce. Cecelia and Ian Polhemus, Seattle Police Internet Crimes Against Children Detective, will share their experiences professionally and personally in an effort to better educate parents with tech savvy kids navigating coming of age in a digital world fraught with peril.
Here is another great resource regarding internet safety – NetSmartz
KIDS AND ANXIETY
Anxiety affects more children than we might imagine. Click HERE for a list of resources for identifying, managing and overcoming anxiety.