Each campus runs a free speaker series open to current and prospective parents, professionals and members of the community. Space is limited and advanced registration is required.
There are no upcoming Speaker Series events at the Baltimore campus at this time
Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 7:00-8:30pm
Life After High School: A Look at Post-Secondary Options and Opportunities
Join us to learn more about the wide range of options and opportunities for students with ASD, ADHD and related disorders to continue their education following High School graduation. A panel of representatives from a range of continuing education and transition options, including George Mason University’s Mason Autism Support Initiative (MASI), Northern Virginia Community College, College Living Experience, Dr. Linn Jorgenson of Disability Consulting and Training LLC, Mason LIFE and others will speak about their respective programs’ offerings, accommodations and available supports, as well as admissions/registration requirements and timelines.
Wednesday, January 16, 2019, 9:00-10:30am
Dr. Clifford Sussman, MD | Changing the Game: A Parent Guide to Healthy Screen Use
Dr. Sussman has been featured as an expert on Internet Gaming Disorder in the New York Times and TIME Magazine for kids. His guide to healthy technology use for ADHD was featured on the cover of Attention Magazine. As an author of peer-reviewed literature and a frequent public speaker, he is internationally known as a pioneer in using psychotherapy to treat internet and video game addiction. He is dedicated to helping people achieve a more balanced relationship with digital technology. By the end of the presentation, parents should have the answers to the following questions:
Why are video games and screen time so addictive?
How does excessive screen time affect the brain?
What are some guidelines for healthy screen use in the home?
How do I balance setting age-appropriate limits with encouraging independence and self-regulation?
How do I know if my child is controlling the game or the game is controlling my child?
What can I do if my child shows signs of internet and video game addiction?
How do I educate my children about this?
There are no upcoming Speaker Series events at the Silver Spring campus at this time