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American Academy Presents “Supporting Autonomy & Self-Motivation in Young People with ADHD”

American Academy is pleased to host “Supporting Autonomy and Self-Motivation in Young People with ADHD,” a virtual event via Zoom on Thursday, Jan. 27 at 7:00 pm. This event is part of American Academy’s monthly program, “Experts in Learning Differences: A Speaker Series.” Hosted by Alexandra Rollins, admissions director of the American Academy Program, the speaker for the January event is Maggie Sibley, Ph.D.

Dr. Sibley is a licensed clinical psychologist in the states of Florida and Washington and Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Seattle Children's Research Institute, as well as Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health at Florida International University. She directs a program of research that focuses on creating engaging, evidence-based interventions for students with ADHD. Her research is funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the U.S. Department of Education. She is a member of the professional advisory board of Children and Adults with Attention Deficit / Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD), a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), and the author of a comprehensive guide to treating ADHD in teenagers (Guilford Press, 2016). She has authored over 100 scientific articles on ADHD.

The speaker series will be streamed live virtually, as well as available for viewing following each event. The purpose of the speaker series is to educate families about topics that relate to mild learning differences and are relevant today. All of the speakers are experts in the various disciplines of each topic. The American Academy’s goal is to provide families with a safe space to ask questions and strengthen their knowledge about how to ensure the success of their child.

For more information about the speaker series, please visit:

The event will be taking place on Thursday, January 27 from 7-8 p.m. For more information and to reserve a spot, visit Limited spots are available for this free, online, and live event. For more information about the American Academy Program, visit its website or email

By ML Staff. Images courtesy of AH American Academy


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