Mental Health, Crisis Intervention

ADHD RESOURCE GROUP OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA

Fairfax, VA

Mission

ADHD Resource Group of Northern Virginia
MISSION STATEMENT

To assist people whose lives are affected by ADHD, ADD and Executive Function deficits in the Northern Virginia region, allowing them to live full, successful, and independent lives by:
o Providing education and resources to individuals, their families and society;
o Correcting misinformation and overcoming the stigma of challenges of ADHD and ADD;
o Identifying and referring those individuals adversely affected to qualified support organizations or service providers, as appropriate;
o Supporting educators, professionals, and entities in need of training, knowledge and beneficial resources.

Ruling Year

2014

President/Executive Director

Catherine Adams

Main Address

5525 Shooters Hill Ln

Fairfax, VA 22032 USA

Keywords

ADHD, ADD, Executive Function, LD, Learning Disorders, Mental Health, Attention Deficit Disorder, Northern Virginia

EIN

47-2082355

 Number

3434977543

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Mental Health Disorders (F70)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

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Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a chronic neurodevelopmental disorder affecting 11 percent of school-age children. Symptoms continue into adulthood in more than three-quarters of cases. without identification and proper treatment, ADHD may have serious consequences, including school failure, family stress and disruption, depression, problems with relationships, substance abuse, delinquency, accidental injuries and job failure. These issues, along with the potential for life long mental health challenges, can lead to life long negative impacts without proper resources and treatment.

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The ADHD Resource Group of Northern Virginia assists individuals and families in identifying their specific impacts and identifies local resources for support and treatment to improve the outcomes. In addition, local professionals have the opportunity to regularly interact and learn from each other about supporting and treating those showing symptoms or diagnosed with ADHD/ADD; Executive Function Deficits and co-existing conditions. The Mission of the ADHD Resource Group of Northern Virginia (ARG) is to assist people whose lives are affected by ADHD, ADD and Executive Function deficits in the Northern Virginia region, allowing them to live full, successful, and independent lives by: A. Identifying and referring those individuals adversely affected to qualified support organizations or service providers, as appropriate; B. Correcting misinformation and overcoming the stigma of challenges of ADHD and ADD; C. Providing education and resources to individuals, their families and society; D. Supporting educators, professionals, and entities in need of training, knowledge and beneficial resources.

The Mission will be achieved by implementing the following strategies: A. Raising awareness of the efforts of the ADHD Resource Group to benefit, educate and support the community and its stakeholders a. Showcase professional members and services related to support and treatment of ADHD and co-existing conditions. b. Publicize ARG’s non-profit mission, services and benefits to raise awareness of available supports in No. Virginia. c. Solicit and approve new Professional, Affiliate and Corporate members. d. Invite potential members to Professional mixers for networking between ADHD experts and sharing of professional learning opportunities. B. Raising awareness of the ADHD Resource Group's(ARG's)efforts to correct misinformation about ADHD, ADD and mental health stigma. a. Highlight myths and facts associated with ADHD and its diagnosis on a quarterly basis through the development of an information handout and major points to share on social media and at outreach events C. Providing education and resources to individuals, their families and society about ADHD and it's impacts. a. Provide educational events and presentations in the community in collaboration with other organizations and education entities. b. Maintain e-news, website and communications to provide monthly distribution of educational announcements and information. D. Supporting educators, professionals, and entities in need of training, knowledge and beneficial resources. a. Provide educator professional development topics and create a topic listing of managing ADHD impacts in the classroom b. Identify potential outreach events of annual events that provide local organization resources for attendance and information sharing. c. Coordinate and participate in community outreach events through collaboration with entities on “Professional Partner List.” d. Implement ADHD in the Preschool Child teacher training developed by ADHD Resource Group Early Childhood Task Force. e. Support the professional development of the current ARG membership through four (4) professional mixers by year-end E. Strengthen the ADHD Resource Group resources by identifying fundraisers to raise monies to fund services and supports. a. Raise funds to provide for an ADHD Awareness Month Conference or Fun Educational Event b. Maintain registration solicitation approval in Virginia c. Take advantage of Amazon Smile, Giving Tuesday and other social media donation opportunities d. Maintain high level status on Guidestar, Network for Good and PayPal Giving

Although fairly active in its efforts, the ADHD Resource Group relies heavily on the dedication of the volunteer Officers and Board of Directors of the organization to provide oversight and implementation of it's goals and strategies. Professional members provide expertise and host events to expand professional and community learning opportunities and reduce stigma. Unpaid interns have provided additional support of event logistics, as needed. The President of the ADHD Resource Group is active in the daily tasks of responding to communications, resource requests and providing the operational needs of the organization. The Board members are dedicated to continuing the efforts and goals of the organization.

The Board of Directors has planning meetings each year to develop and strengthen it's Strategic Operating Plan. Each meeting's agenda includes the goals and strategies identified in the plan and it's progress towards achieving the strategic objectives. The strategic plan not only contains strategies, but also the target audience, tactics, people responsible to implement the strategy and the due date. Through continued focus at each meeting on the mission, goals and strategies, the ARG Board remains focused on the organization's progress towards achieving the mission.

1) The ARG Provides Resources including information and listings on local support and education options: Professional Listings; Events; and Workshops which goes out to the community about 10 times per month. 2) The ARG Supports a local “Call Center/Point of Contact for the Local No VA Community” to discuss issues and concerns related to ADHD assessment, treatment, education concerns, therapy options, etc… with the general public in Northern Virginia. 3) The ARG Implements Trainings and Workshops on the Impacts of ADHD based on the specific needs in the local community (ie- ADHD and Preschool Age Children for teachers; Raising Awareness about Anxiety/ADHD in students;) including collaborating with local organizations to create awareness about ADHD and its impacts. 4) The ARG Collaborates to Create New Resources by providing suggestions and guidance to entities that improve the lives of those impacted by ADHD ad EF deficits (ie- Life Sherpa forparents/professionals building Executive Function and positive behavioral outcomes.) 5) The ARG provides free information resources to attendees of several events throughout the year to raise awareness and reduce stigma. 6) The ARG focuses on continually sharing updated information and resources with the professional community that services those with ADHD. We will focus focus on continuing to educate those who need further training and information about ADHD while expanding our collaborative efforts with local organizations and entities who support those impacted by ADHD/ADD/Executive Function deficits.

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Not Applicable

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Not Applicable

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes