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Back to School and a Brighter, More Hopeful Future


Chris Zeigler Dendy, MS

Author, Educator, CHADD Hall of Fame

Author, Teenagers with ADD and ADHD, Teaching Teens with ADD, ADHD, & Executive Function Deficits

Chris & Tommy Dendy will share practical suggestions for achieving academic success when your child returns to school. As parents of three grown children and five grandchildren with ADHD, the Dendys know first-hand the major problems facing our children as they return to school. For struggling students, back to school planning really should start three or four months earlier during the previous year.  Topics to be addressed include suggestions for: 1) a few weeks before school begins, 2) getting ready at home for the new year, 3) careful monitoring after school starts, 4) possible accommodations, plus 5) transitions to a new school.




Chris Zeigler Dendy, MS


During the past forty years, I have been an author and speaker, classroom teacher, school psychologist, mental health counselor, local and state level mental health administrator, lobbyist and executive director of a statewide mental health advocacy organization, and national mental health consultant on children's issues. Perhaps, more importantly, I am also the mother of two grown sons and a daughter with ADHD. As a result of our personal experiences, I was co-founder of Gwinnett CHADD served as their clinical advisor for seven years. I served on the National CHADD Board of Directors from 2000-2005, including terms as secretary and treasurer. I was also inducted into the CHADD Hall of Fame for outstanding contributions to the field.

My first book, Teenagers with ADD and ADHD, 2nd ed., 2006 (TWA), has been extremely popular having sold over 100,000 copies. Subsequently a 350 page book packed with strategies for ensuring school success was released in 2000 as a companion guide to TWA. Teaching Teenagers with ADD, ADHD, and Executive Function Deficits (2011), now in it's second edition, deals exclusively with educational issues that challenge our children. Our book, A Bird's-Eye View of Life with ADD and ADHD, a survival guide written exclusively for teens, preteens, and young adults by other teenagers was released in October 2003 and a second edition in 2006. We have also produced three videos: the newest Real Life ADHD (DVD), and the older ones Teen to Teen: the ADD Experience (VHS), and Father to Father: the ADD Experience (VHS). In addition, I was the lead author for the "CHADD Educator's Manual on ADHD" and was one of the creators of "CHADD's Teacher to Teacher" training modules on ADHD. As a result of my work, I have had the opportunity to provide training both nationally and internationally.

My husband and I have three grown children and five grandchildren. All three of our children and four of our grandchildren have been diagnosed with either ADD or ADHD. In addition, our fathers, a sister and brother, and a few aunts and uncles also have attention deficits. Since attention deficits run in both our families, it has always been an accepted part of our lives. Fortunately, we were exposed from an early age to relatives with ADD or ADHD who were successful in their chosen careers. As a result, we have a more optimistic view than many people do of what it means to grow up with an attention deficit.






You will have the opportunity to pose questions to Chris and Tommy

Details on how to connect to the teleconference will be sent to you by email after you sign up.

Your teleconference leaders:

William B. Benninger, Ph.D.

Specializing in the treatment of adolescents for over twenty years, and in ADHD for over ten years, has provided William B. Benninger, Ph.D. with a wealth of experience.  Being the father of two girls has exponentially increased that wealth. Dr. Benninger attended The Ohio State University's APA-approved counseling psychology graduate program,  

starting in 1975.  After an APA-approved clinical internship in Wichita, Kansas, he returned to the greater Columbus area to begin his psychological career.

Currently, Bill is founder and director of Adolescent Counseling Specialists of Columbus, quite possibly the largest adolescent specialty practice in the state.  He is, in addition, an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Psychology at The Ohio State University, and on the medical staff of a large area hospital. Bill is a member of CHADD.

Valued for his practical wisdom, as well as his clinical experience, he has given workshops on adolescents and ADHD, both locally and internationally.  Bill has appeared on CNN and TV France 2.  His publications are numerous, including A Parent's Guide to Teenage Problems, A Teacher's Guide to Recognizing Psychological and Behavioral Problems of Students, and many professional articles.

Alan R. Graham, Ph.D

As a key therapist, coach, educator, author, and presenter, Alan R. Graham, Ph.D., has over two decades of experience helping thousands of ADHD children, adolescents, adults, and their families navigate life's challenges, and gain the tools they need to manage emotional issues.   Initially trained as a secondary and elementary school teacher, Dr. 
Graham furthered his education by obtaining his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Northwestern University and completing his clinical training at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago. 

Dr. Graham h as earned the designation of Professional Certified Coach (PCC) by the International Coaching Federation and has been a discussion leader and a Certified Graduate of the Authentic Happiness Coaching Program. He is also a Master Certified AD/HD Coach (MCAC)

Dr. Graham's experience has included working with children and adolescents in therapeutic day schools, inpatient, and outpatient settings.  He serves on the board of the Professional Association of ADHD Coaches (PAAC) and the Professional Advisory Board for the Chicago CHADD chapter.   

Recognized for his work by peers and clients alike, Dr. Graham presents and writes on psychological health, ADHD, child and family, and positive psychology issues throughout the United States.  He has co-authored a book: Lemonade: A Leader's Guide to Resilience at Work with Karlin Sloan and Kevin Cuthbert. He is married and has three adult children.

Harvey C. Parker, Ph.D.

Harvey C. Parker, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in Plantation, Florida. He is a co-founder of CHADD and served as CHADD's National Executive Director for four years. In practice for more than 20 years, Dr. Parker has developed a special interest in working with children with AD/HD and their parents. He draws upon his experiences as a former teacher and psychologist to apply educational and behavioral principles to the treatment of AD/HD in children. He has authored numerous books, articles and chapters on the subject.