The Manhattan Adult ADD Support Group
                                                                       Were Not Lazy, Crazy Or Stupid:)
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Mission Statement: 
The Manhattan Adult Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) Support Group has offered  support, information, networking, and a sense of community to adults with ADD/ADHD since 1992.  We are not Lazy, Crazy, or Stupid:)
                                               Our September 2014 Lecture

Date:                 Thursday September 4, 2014

Time:                 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Topic:                "Emotional (& Other) Barriers to Organizing Your Space"

Speaker:             Karen Guccione, professional organizer

Location:            West End Collegiate Church 
                         We meet in the School Annex at 245 West 77th Street  NY, NY 10024                                 (Between Broadway & West End Avenue) 

Donation:           $5.00 to defray the groups expenses

About The Meeting:
A cluttered room can be a visual counterpart to an ADHD brain; or its Inattention aspect.  Disorganization -- in prioritizing, sequencing,or decision-making -- is on full display. Stuff gathers dust, but we can't seem to give it the thumbs-down.
Deliverance from such will require a treatment -- a serious treatment -- for this dimension of ADHD. Which, in turn, will requirea commitment to devise one. Until then, we have our eternal Plan B: trying to sweep aside some of the surrounding emotional confetti.
In other words: how  can we stop making things worse by putting too much value on what we possess? Or at least some of it.  Pick a pile:  -- The bill: you paid it  years ago; will it really  come back to life?  -- The magazine: do you plan to read it on the subway?
The 2009 calendar:  will it work again next year? (In point of fact it should, give or take a holiday or two.)   Or: check a closet.  Does your unfinished project represent a  dream? Sad to say, dreams can die hard.  And throwing things out can hurt. On Thursday, we'll hear from someone knows how to ease
 a client past the pain: NYC-based organizer  Karen Guccione. 

About Our Speaker:
Karen Guccione.  Before tackling offices  worked in mental health and also aging. She did this as a policy analyst, a case manager, and -- in line with her master's Karen is dedicated to helping us take control  of our homes. At our podium, this will be Karen's fourth  appearance. As a soloist, it will be her first. She is an active NAPO-NY member for 7 years and a ICD member. She holds a master’s degree in Art Therapy and a post master’s certificate in Aging. Karen has dedicated herself to working with people to taking back control of their homes. 
About Our Support Group

For 22 years, the Manhattan Adult Attention Deficit Disorder Support Group has offered walk-in, peer-run support sessions for adults with ADD and ADHD. In addition, it sponsors workshops led by experts in ADD/ADHD and other aspects of mental health.


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