The Impact of ADHD and Tourette Syndrome on Siblings

Topic                                                The Impact of ADHD and Tourette Syndrome on Siblings

Time                                                 October 18, 2022 7-8p, EST

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Having more than one kiddo in the house presents its own parenting challenges, and that’s even more the case when one or more family members has ADHD, Tourette’s, or both. Very often, siblings get left out, left behind, less attention, and experience a range of emotional reactions.  Underlying those surface concerns are family dynamics that can feel like constant conflict, resentment, or even manipulation. Jane Indergaard and Jeremy Didier share their professional and personal experiences raising siblings when ADHD/TS is involved. They share what the unique needs are of siblings of neurodiverse kids, how to navigate and manage disruption, how to talk to neurotypical kids about their siblings, and how to support connection and positive energy in the household.



Dr. Jane Indergaard is an associate professor at Concordia College, in Moorhead, MN, and a licensed registered nurse in ND and MN. Dr. Indergaard is a long-standing provider of education, advocacy and outreach for individuals living with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and provides consultation in multidisciplinary psychoeducational programming for providers and educators managing individuals with ADHD. She is the local co-founder of the award-winning Red River Valley CHADD, an affiliate of the national organization Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. She is a recognized regional and national speaker on ADHD and part of a nationally touring expert panel presenting on the Underdiagnosis of ADHD in Women.

Jane’s interest in worldwide behavioral health collaboration has led to international presentations and the development of global health initiatives for advancing nursing practice, nursing education,

and behavioral health care outreach for programs in Africa and China. She is currently co-leader for undergraduate interdisciplinary exploration of behavioral health service research and delivery, in the United Kingdom. Her current research and clinical interests focus on the design, application, and implementation of Psychoeducational (PE) programming in provider treatment for ADHD. 



Jeremy W. Didier, LMSW, LMAC (she/her/hers) is a licensed clinician at the Jordan Psychological Center in Overland Park, KS and is an ICF certified ADHD coach with ImpactParents.  Jeremy specializes in assessing and therapeutically treating adults who have ADHD.   She is a nationally recognized speaker, a frequent contributor to respected online media outlets, and is a passionate advocate for adults with co-morbid ADHD & substance use disorder.  Didier works as a mentor and provides support for justice-involved individuals as they prepare to return to traditional society.  Jeremy also participates in a panel of professional women who provide insight and psychoeducation on the under-diagnosis of girls and women with ADHD at the local and state level.  She is the group founder and co-coordinator of Kansas City’s award-winning CHADD chapter, ADHDKC; she also sits on the CHADD National Board of Directors.  In her spare time, Jeremy is an unapologetic lover of all things Star Wars and Star Trek; her favorite accomplishment is being mom to five fabulous and neurodiverse kids.