Camp Sequoia maintains a robust connection with our program graduates and successful neurodivergent adults. We believe that relationships matter and are happy to help forge connections and make introductions to support our community through research-based and evidence informed collaborations. Below are a number of resources we recommend for our families to visit for more information, helpful resources, and community support.
Planet Neurodivergent is an inclusive community for neurodivergent individuals to share their recollections, resources, personal stories, and pictures to encourage others in the Neurodivergent community. “Neurodivergence, by definition, refers to variation in the human brain regarding sociability, learning, attention, mood and other mental functions in a non-pathological sense. Director Lux is a contributor for Planet Neurodivergent’s publications and has been quoted in their resources as a respected member in the Neurodivergent community.
ADDitude Magazine is a wonderful source of current information and parent resources for families with ADHD children. Camp Sequoia has been asked to write a number of articles for their publications, and our work with ADHD and 2e kids has been seen in print and online versions numerous times.
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD) was founded in 1987 as a group to support and provide resources for ADHD families. CHADD advocates children and adults with ADHD. Camp Sequoia has been designated a Globally Innovative program for the last two years, and has been invited to present at the International Conference on ADHD multiple times.
The World Gifted Conference comes together every two years to shape the development of Gifted Education across the globe and provide resources for gifted educators. Camp Sequoia’s Director, Brian Lux, has been invited to present three times. Please feel free to reach out to us for details on these presentations focusing on Frustration Tolerance and the Exceptional Mind et. Al.
TECA (Twice Exceptional Children’s Advocacy)’s mission is to help parents understand what twice exceptionality is and assist in identifying whether their children are 2e. They aim to help parents find and advocate for the education and resources their children require. They are a great resources for parents looking for a community for 2e and we are happy to help facilitate personal introductions to this group– please just reach out to us and ask.
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry has a number of resource centers, including those for ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Trauma, amongst other centers for research and support.
The National Institute of Mental Health has a number of informational resources on ADHD for parents to help spread awareness on ADHD.
The CDC is a wonderful source of information about ADHD and helpful management tips for parents.
The National Association for Gifted Children has a wide variety of resources for gifted children. NAGC’s mission is to support those who support the growth and development of gifted and talented children through education, advocacy, community, and research. They aim to help parents and families, K-12 teachers, and members of the research and higher education community help gifted and talented children.
The University of Connecticut (UCONN) has provided a number of resources for Twice-Exceptional Students and their parents that Camp Sequoia families have found to be helpful.
The ADHD Foundation Neurodiversity Charity is an unified well-being and teaching service for those who have ADHD, Autism, Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, Dyscalculia and Tourette’s syndrome. Based in the UK, this organization is a good resource for our campers coming to us internationally.
The aim of the World Federation on ADHD is to spread awareness about ADHD. They aim to be a proponent for those diagnosed by helping experts instruct medical professionals, researchers, and other ADHD providers on how to use scientific truths and clinical discoveries to support people with ADHD.
The ADHD Coaches Organization is the worldwide organization for ADHD coaches who are determined to serve as a resource for ADHD coaches and the public to support .ADHD Coaching is a collaborative, and goal-oriented process where a coach and the individual work together to identify the client’s goals and then develop the self-awareness, systems, skills, and strategies necessary for them to become the best version of themselves. Several members of Camp Sequoia’s staff do 1:1 and small group ADHD coaching throughout the year. We’d be happy to help connect you!
The Autism Society aims to support the autism community and we are happy to help with referrals and introductions where appropriate.