CHADD welcomes new members |

CHADD welcomes new members

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You or someone you know may have Attention Deficit Disorder. CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders) of Carson City/Minden/Lake Tahoe will hold its regular meeting on Monday, Jan. 11. Meetings are held at Minden Elementary School library, 1170 Baler St., Minden, from 7 to 9 p.m.

Featured this month will be Candy Von Ruden from Special Education Advocates of Nevada. Von Ruden is a self-educated advocate helping parents get the special education accommodations their children need.

The purpose of Special Education Advocates of Nevada is to secure and safeguard the legal right of all special needs children to a free and appropriate public education, to monitor the responsibilities (for these children) of the local school districts and the Nevada Department of Education, to foster and develop an attitude of understanding, concern and awareness within the community and to strengthen the self-advocacy of special children and their parents.

Parents may learn what their legal rights are regarding assessment and evaluation of their ADD/ADHD or special needs children and how to strengthen their own self-advocacy for their children. Topics are How to Talk So Schools Will Listen, Getting Services from Your School District and How to Work with Your School District, Not Against It.

CHADD of Carson City/Minden/Lake Tahoe is a chapter of the national non-profit organization that provides information and support to adults and parents of children with attention deficits and to the professionals who deal with these children.

For more information, call 267-2699 or 782-7211.

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