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9/30/05 Michael Golds Memorial Conference info

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Michael Golds Memorial AD/HD Conference

presented by CHADD of MI, the Michael Golds Foundation and Oakland Community College

Friday, September 30, 2005 at Oakland Community College - Orchard Ridge Campus

Just south of the Orchard Lake Rd exit of I-696 in Farmington Hills, MI - 8am to 4pm -



"Permission to Proceed the ADHD way:  Uniquely, Unbridled and Unconventionally", David Giwerc, MCC

"The Power of AD/HD Coaching in the Family", David Giwerc, MCC

"Frequently Asked Questions about AD/HD and Medications", Joel Young, MD, Birgit Amman, MD

"Identification & Treatment of AD/HD in Preschool & Elementary Aged Children", Kyle Smith, DO

"The Neurobiology of AD/HD", Terry Dickson, MD

"Men, Medication & AD/HD", Phillip Parker, MD

"AD/HD & Substance Use Disorders", Howard Schubiner, MD

"AD/HD & Oppositional Defiant Disorder", Orlando Villegas, PhD

"AD/HD & Bipolar Disorder", Ira Glovinsky, PhD

"AD/HD & Asperger’s Disorder", Sally Block, PhD

"Parenting the Child with AD/HD plus Depression or Anxiety", Arthur Robin, PhD

"Academic Breakthroughs for Adolescents & Adults with AD/HD", Geraldine Markel, PhD

"Parent to Parent: Tips for Raising AD/HD Children from Early Childhood through Adulthood", Fran Parker, PhD

"Survival Tips for Women with AD/HD", Terry Matlen, MSW, ACSW

"IDEA 2004: What You Need To Know", Calvin Luker, JD, Trish Luker

"Section 504 Plans vs. IEP Special Education Plans", Calvin Luker, JD, Trish Luker

"Finding a Career That Works for You With AD/HD", Wilma Fellman, M Ed LPC

"ZAP Failing Grades: for Struggling Students in Middle School & High School", Kathy McClain, M Ed

"Life as an AD/HD College Student" Panel Discussion", Mary Jo Schuster, M Ed moderator

"ADD for Fun", Luncheon Feature, Kevin Roberts

Registration includes: Keynote Session, choice of 3 breakout sessions and lunch for $50.  Students eligible for discounts.

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Speaker Biographies &
Contact Information:

Wilma Fellman, M.Ed., LPC

Wilma Fellman, M.Ed., LPC, author of "Finding A Career That Works For You", has been a Licensed Professional Counselor for over 20 years, specializing in working with individuals with barriers to employment.  A former high school English Teacher, Ms. Fellman is Past President of the Michigan Career Development Association, and presents workshops all over the country, related to the topic of good career decisions with AD/HD, LD, and other disabilities.   Ms Fellman is also the author of "The Other Me: Poetic Thoughts on ADD for Adults, Kids and Parents", and a contributing author in the book "Understanding Women with AD/HD".  She resides in Michigan. 


Career Counseling, Private Practice, Bloomfield Hills, MI.


Calvin and Tricia Luker, Attorney and Advocate

Calvin is an attorney with ADHD and a disabled Vietnam veteran.  Calvin has been a lawyer for 24 years. the last 15 years spent working exclusively on issues related to people with disabilities including 10 years with Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service and the last 5 years in private practice.  The Respect ABILITY Law Center, is a vehicle he created to advance the civil, service and support rights for people with disabilities and their families.


Tricia is and always will be Jessica's Mom.  Tricia obtained her expertise in special education, community supports and parent advocacy through her direct efforts for Jessica and her family.  She was the Director of Training for 6 years for  Michigan Protection and Advocacy Service, and the Director of Family Services for Michigan's Parent Training and Information Center.  Tricia works as a consultant for the Beach Center on Disability at the University of Kansas and as a consultant and contract writer for Exceptional Parent Magazine.   Calvin and Tricia are proud team members of Our Children Left Behind who fought to preserve the protections in IDEA '97. 


RespectAbilities Law Center

PO Box 1122, Royal Oak, MI  48068-1122

P:  248-544-7223

Yahoo Group:  Our Children Left Behind

Fran Parker PhD, Licensed Psychologist
Fran Parker does advocacy for AD/HD/LD children, adolescents in the schools and for young adults in college and  adults on the job. Runs an ongoing adult AD/HD support group and support groups for college students with AD/HD. Works with eating disorders for over 27 years.  Does marital and family therapy especiallly with AD/HD in the family. Experience with substance abuse and addictions. Works with pain management patients and runs a monthly support group. Does cognitive behavioral therapy as deemed appropriate. Particular interest in helping AD/HD patients make their lives more manageable
and moving them forward with better self-esteem especially college students. Help parents and their children become educated as to what AD/HD is and access educational rights and with interventions for services. I am the CHADD coordinator of East Oakland County. I am a member of the National CHADD membership committee. I am a parent advocate with CAUSE (Citizens alliance to uphold Special Education). I am a Parent-to-Parent certified teacher through CHADD National on teaching parents how to  proactivley raise children with AD/HD into adulthood.
28800 Orchard Lk Rd, Suite 250, Farmington Hills, Mi 48334
O: 248-932-2500
F: 248-932-2506

Philip Parker MD, Adult Psychiatrist

Philip Parker M.D., an adult psychiatrist in private practice for over 30 years, has spent much of the past 10 years treating adult AD/HD patients. He has presented to the National ADDA and CHADD conferences about various medication issues for AD/HD in adults. Dr. Parker taught the first formal course on Adult AD/HD ever presented to the adult psychiatry residents at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. He has also recently gave the first lecture about AD/HD ever delivered to a law and psychiatry class at the Wayne State University Law School. Dr. Parker recently wrote Information and Resource Sheet #11: Medication Management for Adults with AD/HD which appears on the website for the National Resource Center. Dr.Parker is on the national Professional Advisory Board of ADDA and is Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Kevin Roberts
Kevin Roberts is an ADD adult, was a teacher for six years, and has been an ADD Coach for the past seven.  He has a reputation as an extraordinarily dynamic and creative resource for ADD individuals.  Like any self-respecting ADD-er, Kevin has many irons in the fire.  He speaks five languages, plays guitar and flute, and is presently working on a one-man theatrical show about being ADD. 
kevin @

Orlando L. Villegas, Ph.D.

Orlando L. Villegas, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist working in the Child and Family program at Southwest Solutions in Detroit. He is also a private practitioner at the Cruz Clinic in Livonia, Michigan. He received his Licenciatura in Psychology from the Universidad Católica del Perú and his MA in Counseling from Oakland University.

Graduated from Wayne State University, he received his doctorate in Psychology from the WSU Educational and Psychology program. In association with the department of Psychology from Oakland Schools, Dr Villegas has authored and coauthored several briefs publications regarding ADHD and Learning Problems. Some of his publications have been translated into Spanish and Arabic. Native from Peru, enthusiastic world coins collector and father of 5 children Dr. Villegas specializes in the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with ADHD and other disruptive behavior disorders. In his practice he places special emphasis in a variety of cultural factors that influence the understanding of the behavior in children and adolescents.

Southwest Solutions, 1700 Waterman Street, Detroit, MI 48207, (313) 841-8900

Cruz Clinic , 17177 N. Laurel Park Dr. Suite 131, Livonia, MI 48152, (734) 462-3210

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