Busy Month Ahead for ADHD Ireland

6 May 2022

ADHD Ireland are set for a busy start to summer with two events on the way in the coming weeks. The Carmichael resident member will co-host a conference on May 19 and 20, and then will host a webinar on June 2.

ADHD Ireland are working with University College Dublin (UCD) and The National University of Ireland (NUIM) for a virtual conference on May 19 and 20 titled ‘Neurodiversity and the Legal System: Towards Equality for all’. They explain further, saying it will be ‘a cross jurisdiction exchange of policy, practice and learnings’.

They say that the objective of this conference is to ‘facilitate an exchange of cutting edge academic discourse, policy and practice initiatives with lived experience at the core.’ The conference will be be varied, including all areas of the criminal justice system across international jurisdictions: police, practice in court and the judiciary, probation, prison, parole and forensic mental health services.

On both days the event will begin at 9am and finish at 7pm. For a full list of speakers and biographical notes, visit this page. You can register to attend here.  This is only part one of their busy month however, days later on June 2 they are hosting a webinar on executive function with Dr Dorothy Armstrong OT.

As the webinar about Executive Function, it is something that crosses over the Neurodiversity Umbrella, and would be relevant for those also with Dyslexia, Dyspraxia and Autism. Dr Dorothy Armstrong OT is an Occupational Therapist who works with children, teenagers and young adults. She received her PhD in 2017, and also holds an Honour’s Degree and Master’s in Occupational Therapy.

Executive function is all about the ability to start tasks, organise yourself – time, place and belongings, set goals & follow them through. She will explore the topic and give strategies and tools to support parents and individuals in order to deal with these challenges. Register to attend this free event here.