Resources & Events

Parent Resources for 2017-18
Welcome! This page lists upcoming events and organizations, books, articles and podcasts that may be of interest to Nora families and members of the public. Click on links below for locations and times of the events. More information can also be found by clicking on the links to the left of this page.

Conferences, Lectures and Workshops

Sun., Sept 10, 4 pm: (offsite): Panel Presentation: “How Independent School work with students who need accommodations”, at Black Student Fund Fair.

Canceled: Tues, Sept. 19: 6:30 pm: (offsite): “How Understanding Personality Type Will Ensure You and Your Teacher Get Along This School Year”, a 90-minute interactive workshop for parents and high school students to develop strategies for optimized communication styles. Facilitated by Carrie Morris of CarrieOn Coaching, LLC and Kenneth Stefano, and held at the offices of Kenneth Stefano & Associates, Rockville MD. To register, contact Carrie Morris at This event will be rescheduled; please check this page or contact Carrie Morris for a new date.

Wed., October 4, 7 pm: (Nora School):  Executive Function: What it means, and Study Strategies to accommodate it. With Catherine McCarthy, M.D., Kathy Essig, M.Ed., Debbie Rosen

October 5, 4 week online webinar: is offering a 4-session webinar course, free of charge, focusing on transitions into adulthood for young people with ADHD. Go to CHADD to sign up.

Mon., October 9, 6-8 pm: (off site): 18th Annual College Fair at Einstein High School. This event is free and open to all high school students and their families in the region. With more than 90 colleges, universities and trade schools to visit, this event is free and open to high school students and their families. Email with any questions.

Sat., Oct. 14, 8:00 – 4:00 (off site): Anxiety Conference with speakers Dr. Catherine McCarthy, a child/adolescent psychiatrist in Mclean, VA, and one of Washingtonian’s “Top Docs”, presenting the latest findings in the neuroscience of anxiety, and Dr. Tamar Chansky and Jessica Minahan will share their expertise in pediatric anxiety. Here is a great video on Anxiety from Dr, Chansky’s website. At The Universities of Shady Grove in Rockville MD. The Nora School is proud to be a sponsor.

Tues., Oct. 17, 7:15 pm (at The Nora School): ADHD, SCHOOL AND LIFE: CHADD Montgomery County presents its second annual panel and networking event, “ADHD: From Middle School and High School into College and Life” with Clifford Sussman, MD; Carey Heller, Psy.D.; Denise Bike, Ph.D.; and Judith Glasser, Ph.D.   Free and open to the public, held here at The Nora School.

Tues., Oct. 17, 7-9 pm (offsite): “Raising Responsible Children” with Dr. Michael Thompson speaking, at Green Acres School. Rsvp to

Wed., Oct. 18, 7:30 pm (offsite): “Stress Less, Laugh More: Strategies for Reducing Stress and Increasing Happiness for Families” with speaker Heather Tedesco, Ph.D. at The Lab School.

Fri. Oct 20, 7-9 pm and Sat., Oct. 21, 9-4: (2 day workshop held at The Nora School): Making Things Better: Anger and Communication Workshop for Couples Impacted by ADHD is a Two-Day presentation and workshop with Janette Patterson, MSW and LCMFT  and author Melissa Orlov.

Sat., Nov. 4, 2-4 pm: (offsite) Ethnic Youth College Fair for Minority Students in Silver Spring, MD. Free. Registration is recommended. The Ethnic Youth College Fair gives students an opportunity to meet with college representatives and gather pertinent information about the college process as well as plan a course of study for their designated career track.

Sun., Nov. 5, 11-2: (offsite) The Exceptional Schools Fair promotes schools who work with students who have diverse learning needs. Visit our table!


CHADD Montgomery County, Children and Adults with ADD, ADHD, Montgomery County. Membership in CHADD provides you with highly relevant articles about ADHD, and attending any of our Montgomery County chapter events provides support groups in addition to other resources. Live outside of Montgomery County? Go to CHADD’s national website at for links to other chapters.

CCL Center for Communication and Learning offers Parent University classes.

Learning Disabilities Association of Montgomery County, LDA Montgomery County

Media Tech Parenting for Technology, Teens and Parenting tips.

Mindfulness: See our Nora School Mindfulness page for Resources.

PEP Parent Encouragement Programs, or call PEP at 301-929-8824.

THRIVE Thrive Speaker Series

Understood for learning and attention issues

WISER, Washington Independent Services for Educational Resources for professional resources in the area

With Understanding Comes Calm offers resources for parenting Gifted and Distractable kids

ARTICLES, BLOGS and GUIDES (see also our Parent Education Series for authors’ books and our Newsletter Archives for recommended reading)

ADHD: Understanding ADHD in children and adults: CHADD and ADDITUDE magazine. Excellent articles ranging from what it’s like to live with ADHD, to parenting and supporting those with ADHD.

ADHD: Your Personal ADHD Consultant.
The Attention Research Update is a FREE e-newsletter written by Dr. David Rabiner of Duke University that includes detailed reviews of new ADHD studies — must-reads for parents, adults, and ADHD professionals.

ADHD and Social Skills: Tips for Improving ADHD-Related Social Skills” by Dr. Carey Heller

Life Success for Children with Learning Disabilities, A Parent Guide from the LDA website

Motivating the un-motivated student: A Sense of Control with Dr. William Stixrud and Ned Johnson

‘Yes, And’: how to collaborate and support another person’s suggested idea and building on the idea to make it better. (Forbes) article by Dr. Cherry Collier.

‘Yes, And’: understanding better listening skills for discussions(99U) article by Scott McDowell.

What is Executive Function, exactly? from ADDitude magazine


A Do-It-Yourselfer’s Guide to Time Management and Organizational Skills for Students of All Ages: A brief guide for children and teens with easy to implement strategies for success: Book by Carey Heller, Psy.D.

Conquering the SAT: How Parents Can Help Students Overcome the Pressure and Succeed (the outsized role anxiety plays in standardized testing): Book by Ned Johnson

Learning to Be Kind and Understand Differences: Helping Kids with AD/HD Develop Empathy: Book by Judith Glasser, Ph.D.

The Self Driven Child: The Science and Sense of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives: Book by William Stixrud and Ned Johnson

There’s Really More to Studying Than Reviewing My Notes?: A brief guide for children and teens with easy to implement strategies for success:  Book by Carey Heller, Psy.D.

What Works with Teens: A professional’s guide to engaging authentically with adolescents to achieve lasting change: Book by Britt H. Rathbone, MSSW, LCSW-C and Julie B. Baron, MSW, LCSW-C

Why kids with LD and ADHD hate school and What You Can Do About it

The Science of Character


Transitioning back into school, by Katie Herbert, Class of ’16


Contact Marcia Miller at The Nora School if you know of an event worth sharing. These are listed only as a resource and, except for those held at The Nora School, are not sponsored by The Nora School.

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