A Collaboration with CHADD and the TAA
October 19 at 7pm EST
Join the Tourette Association of America for a collaborative webinar with CHADD. Gina and Noah Schlicksup will present on managing ADHD and Tourette Syndrome (TS) from a parent and teen perspective.
Gina is also a special education teacher and will give tips on managing ADHD and TS at school. Sophie and Jeremy Didier will provide ADHD/TS management tips on college life, work, and socially in the community. In addition to resources from the TAA, CHADD will share resources, including a new resource on ADHD and TS.
- Accessing resources to help better understand TS and ADHD can benefit you and others.
- Understanding and support for executive function deficits
- Time management and focusing tips for teens
- Time management tips for young adults
- Managing ADHD at work.
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Karen Sampson Hoffman, MA
CHADD’s National Resource Center on ADHD Program Associate
Health Information Specialist Team Manager
Karen has been a member of the CHADD team since 2007, serving in various roles on the communications and health information teams. She is a journalist and a former newspaper editor, along with having taught on the college level.
In her work for CHADD, Karen has helped to develop many of the CHADD’s informational materials, fact sheets, and articles for the magazine and newsletter. She is the National Resource Center’s program associate, working with the director to implement the NRC program and work with the CDC to provide up-to-date scientific and evidence-based information to the ADHD community. She also oversees the NRC’s Helpline project and is familiar with the resource needs of the ADHD community.
Gina Schlicksup is an author, founder of Parent Empowerment Groups,wife, and mother of four kiddos. In 2016, her youngest son was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome and her older son received the same diagnosis in 2019. She is raising exceptional kiddos with a variety of diagnoses and knows parenting children with special needs can be a tough journey.
Prior to becoming a mom, she was a special education teacher in Texas and Illinois public schools. Now a homeschooling mom, she spends her days creating educational opportunities that meet her kids’ unique needs while coaching others to be an empowered, strong, informed voice for their child.
Her family’s journey with Tourette has been very challenging, but Gina and her husband will stop at nothing to give their kids the support they need to live their best lives. Her hope is her newly released book, Exceptionally Unordinary, becomes a tool that sparks much-needed tough conversations among those raising children with special needs and those working in the education system.
Noah Schlicksup is a fourteen-year-old amateur sports broadcaster who got his start covering high school basketball in Iowa. His work gained the attention of a local sports broadcaster, and the story he produced launched Noah into the public eye. Despite being diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, anxiety, ADHD, and OCD, Noah excels at delivering play-by-play commentary and engaging in thoughtful conversations with athletes and broadcasters. He currently covers multiple sports for Creekside High School in Florida and one day hopes to land his dream job broadcasting for the Chicago Cubs.
Noah is a youth ambassador for the Tourette Association of America and uses his platform to raise awareness about Tourette Syndrome and its comorbid conditions. He is an avid sports fan and enjoys taking in as many games as his parents will agree to.
Sophie J. Didier
Sophie Didier is an award-winning artist, a nationally recognized public speaker, a college athlete (Women’s Lacrosse), and is currently majoring in Environmental Science at Clark University. Sophie is a frequent presenter on the critically important topic of the Under-Diagnosis of Girls and Women with ADHD, and recently appeared on the cover of the best-selling book “Launching Into Young Adulthood with ADHD….Ready or Not!” written by Chris Zeigler Dendy & Ruth Hughes. Sophie is a passionate advocate for Women in STEM, and she thanks her four brothers for allowing her to be the Didier Diva growing up. Sophie identifies as a young adult with ADHD, Tourette Syndrome and Bipolar Disorder. She is a champion for the rights of neurodiverse individuals around the world.
Jeremy Didier, MSW, ACC, PCAC
Jeremy Didier is the group founder and co-coordinator of Kansas City’s award winning CHADD Chapter, ADHDKC. She currently serves on the CHADD Board of Directors and on the Chapter Advisory Board. Jeremy works for ImpactParents as an ICF/ADDCA certified ADHD parent coach, and she’s a frequent contributor to their internationally recognized blog. Jeremy was honored to attend Chris Dendy’s inaugural ADHD Camp in 2015, and has been thrilled to present at multiple local and national conferences on the Under Diagnosis of ADHD in Girls & Women. She’s also a passionate advocate for adults living in detention who are struggling with co-morbid ADHD and substance use disorder. Jeremy holds a BS in Journalism from the University of Kansas and recently completed her Master of Social Work at Fordham University. Jeremy was diagnosed with ADHD as an adult and she’s mom to the fabulous five, four of whom also have an ADHD diagnosis and other neurodiversities. Jeremy is proud to be a military wife- she and her husband Bryan live in Overland Park, KS with their family.