How to Explain an ADHD/ASD/LD Diagnosis and Build Self-Esteem

10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Wilton Library
Brubeck Room

Event Details

Please join us in the Brubeck Room for a presentation by SPED*NET on "How to Explain an ADHD/ASD/LD Diagnosis and Build Self-Esteem: A Guide for Addressing and fighting Stigma."  While the disability community has come a long way, there still exist stigmas associated with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Learning Disabilities (LD) and co-occurring conditions. In trying to protect kids from these social stigmas, many parents unwittingly perpetuate them.

Robert Tudisco, Esq., a nationally recognized author, attorney, and motivational speaker, will discuss the nature of stigma.  As Senior Counsel to Barger & Gaines, he specializes in matters involving school disciplinary hearings and criminal defense, in addition to general special education advocacy. Attorney Tudisco is a current member of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Disability Rights. From 2010 through 2013, he was the Executive Director of the Edge Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides specialized coaching for students with ADHD and executive functioning impairment. He is a past member of the National Board of Directors of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder (CHADD), serving as a member of its Public Policy Committee from 2003 through 2015, and as Committee Chair from 2005 through 2008.

Presented by SPED*NET in partnership with Wilton Library, Wilton Public Schools and Newtown Sped PTA.  Registration suggested.  Please register online or call 203-762-6334.  For questions, contact

Event Type(s): Library Program
Age Group(s): Adults

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