Montgomery County Public Libraries
For Immediate Release: 4/23/2013

Attention Deficit Disorders Programs Scheduled at Three Montgomery County Public Libraries

Three branches of Montgomery County Public Libraries will host free programs for parents and teachers on two topics related to attention deficit hyperactivity disorders (ADHD) during the month of May.

“What is Adult ADD?” will be presented by Joan Palmer, Ed. M., ACCP, an accredited AD/HD and Life Coach and member of the Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD) Board of Directors according to the following schedule:

Thursday, May 2 – Germantown Library, 19840 Century Blvd. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Call 240-777-0110.

“Parenting the ADHD Child” will include information about symptoms of ADHD in children and coping strategies for parents to support their children at home and advocate for them in school settings. Janette Patterson, MSW, and member of the CHADD Board of Directors, will present the program according to the following schedule:

Saturday, May 4 -- Marilyn J. Praisner Library, 14910 Old Columbia Pike, Burtonsville. 1 to 2:30 p.m. Call 240-773-9460; and

Tuesday, May 7 -- Quince Orchard Library, 15831 Quince Orchard Blvd, Gaithersburg. 7 to 8:30 p.m. Call 240-777-0200.

For more about CHADD, visit

Register online from the library homepage.

To request a sign language interpreter or other deaf/hard of hearing services for library-sponsored programs, email, preferably with three business days notice. To request other accommodations, contact the host library.

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Program Contact: Susan F. Cohen, email:
Media contact: Bonnie Ayers, 240-777-6507

Release ID: 13-117
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