Harold "Hal" Meyer
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Harold "Hal" Meyer, M.B.A., SCAC founded The A.D.D. Resource Center in 1993.  The Resource Center was a natural outgrowth of the work he had begun in 1989, as co-founder  of CHADD of New York City (Children & Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder), the national volunteer-based organization.

The solutions-focused Resource Center was designed to meet the growing need for individualized education, advocacy and specific skills training for individuals with ADD/ADHD and their families, schools and employers.  Hal is both the Executive Director of the Resource Center and a ADHD/personal/business coach, working with adults to maximize their potential.

Hal's interest in ADHD began with the diagnosis of his son in 1989.  At that time, the information available on this disorder was minimal.  He began CHADD of New York City with the goal of providing  parents, adults, educators and health/treatment professionals with current information, education, advocacy, support and referrals for ADHD-related issues.  In addition to co-chairing the local chapter (which he continues to chair more than 15 years after its founding) Hal served as Executive Committee Board Member and Treasurer for the CHADD National organization from 1993-1997, chairing both the FInance & Management and the Internet & Technology Committees.

His knowledge of the educational system comes firsthand - Hal was elected to, and served as the Chair of New York City's Community Schoolboard #3, which served the needs of more than 14,000 students in both regular and special education.  He has also served in a number of advocacy positions, including a taskforce for the U.S. Department of Education.

He has taught workshops for school administrators, psychologists, speech and language teachers and parents, helping them to understand the needs of students with  ADHD.

Hal was one of the pioneers of disseminating information on ADHD via the internet (as a SYSOP on the CompuServe ADD Forum), and continues to run an E-List dedicated to providing timely information on ADHD and related topics to registered professionals, parents and adults.  (To subscribe, send an email request to addrc@mail.com). 

Prior to his involvement with ADHD and related issues, Harold Meyer held various positions in the corporate world, including Vice President at one of the leading international advertising agencies, and owner of a high-end computer retailer/consulting company.  

POLICY MAKING POSITIONS

 ADHD-Related Issues:

  • ADDA (Attention Deficit Disorders Association) subcommittee on Coaching
  • Institute for the Advancement of ADHD Coaching - Current President
  • The Mental Health Association of New York City – Mental Health Coalition
  • Patient Oversight Committee (POS) of leading Managed Care Organization – Mental Health  Policy Committee

Educational Advocacy (1992-1999):

  • Committee Member, NCEPT (The National Council for the Effective Preparation of Teachers/ Therapists) – Creating a cohesive nationwide approach to the successful teaching of children with learning disabilities.
  • Committee Member, Goal Line 2000 – Education reform on-line network for the America 2000 Coalition,
  • Participant:, international broadcast on today’s educational issues, Satellite Town Meeting with the U.S. Secretary of Education.
  • Consultant: U.S. Department of Education; New York City Department of Education; SETRC (Special Education Training Resource Center).
  • Consultant, the NYU School of Education Head Start Program.
  • Elected Chairperson, New York City Community School Board #3 – 1993-1996.  Helped establish educational policies for approximately 14,000 students in this racially, ethnically and economically diverse community.
  • Advocate and Parent Member, NYC Committee on Special Education (CSE).
  • Member, Advisory Council to the District Administrator of Special Education.

 A D H D  C o n s u l t a n t,  L e c t u r e r  &  A d v o c a t e   

National and International Conferences:

  • Speaker, American Psychiatric Association Conference, 1996: Adult ADHD Issues Workshop (Sexual Functioning & ADHD).
  • Speaker, International ADHD ADDIS Conference, London UK, 1998 – Parenting, Education & Advocacy Workshops.
  • Speaker, International CHADD Conference, New York City, 1998 – Preschool Issues.
  • Moderator and speaker at CHADD and Orton Dyslexia Conferences.

 Regional Conferences:

  • Speaker with Anne Ford to major NYC Financial Institutions on Disabilities in the Workplace, Spring 2005.
  • Speaker and Co-organizer of the NYU and CHADD of NYC Adult ADD Screening Day in New York City, 2004.
  • Organized the Harlem Neighborhood Forum on Children’s Mental Health, ADD/ADHD and the African-American Community, sponsored by CHADD of New York City and the U.S. Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), 2003.
  • Speaker, Adelphi University and CHADD of Nassau Regional Conference on ADHD
  • Speaker, Long Island Jewish Hospital

Medical and Legal Engagements:

  • Guest Faculty: Long Island Jewish Hospital/Schneider Children’s Hospital and NYU Medical School.
  • Columbia University/Harlem Medical Center, Dept of Rehabilitative Medicine‘s Disability Awareness/Prevention program.
  • Speaker: New Jersey Society for Clinical Social Workers; Invited speaker: 2006 National Association of Social Workers/NJ; Resources for Children With Special Needs
  • Legal Consultant at trials.
  • On-line ADD Professional Forum.

Parent and Adult Seminars and Workshops:

  • CHADD Chapters in NYC (Manhattan), Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau, Westchester and Putnam Counties,  New Jersey and Danbury, CT
  • Manhattan Adult ADD Support Group
  • Private Sector Employers, including Fleet Securities, New York University and Lever Brothersstrict Council 37 AFL-CIO
  • Private Schools, including The Gateway School of New York and The Churchill School and Center
  • Public Schools – Designed and held a series of weekend Parenting Programs sponsored by the New York City Board of Education and SETRC (Special Education Training Resource Center)
  • Social Agencies and Not-for-Profit Groups, including the New York City Learning Disabilities Association (LDA), Sinergia, Inc. (Hispanic community), YAI, Heartshare (foster parents). and the Legal Aid Society
  • Volunteers of America of Greater NY Developmental Services Division
  • Government Agencies such as the NYC Department of Health and the Federal General Services Administration

Educator, Staff and Human Resources Training:

  • Multiple workshops for Public and Private School, regular and special ed administrators, teachers, school-based support teams, district and citywide specialists (psychologists, educational evaluators, occupational and physical therapists, speech and language teachers, travel trainers).  Topics:  Understanding ADHD, educational strategies, behavior management techniques, education rights and administration of services.
  • Staff Training for NYU’s Resource Access Project (RAP), Head Start, ChildCare Inc., Volunteers of America preschool program and various summer camp programs.
  • The City of New York’s Administration for Children’s Services multi-disciplinary team panel, “Protecting the Children of NY.”
  • Corporate Human Resource training, including Lever Brothers and Novartis.
  • Senior Certified Coach and President of the Institute For The Advancement of AD/HD Coaching.

Media & Civic Related Activities:

  • Invited speaker for NPR (National Public Radio).
  • Participant: Educational videos on Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.
  • Media: Interviewed for magazine and newspaper articles and on both local and national television, discussing ADHD, Big Brothers, Parent Advocacy and related topics.
  • Interviewed for, and quoted in The New York Times Sunday Magazine section feature article on ADHD Adults in the Workplace, July 18, 2004.
  • On-Line Conference Guest Speaker and “ADHD Coach Expert” Columnist for ADHD.com.
  • Author or co-author of various articles and practical help guides on understanding and treating ADHD.
  • Co-author of book on ADHD that was translated to Spanish and published in Argentina.
  • Pre-publication reviewer of books on ADHD for national publisher and individual authors.
  • Former Board Member, Jewish Board of Family & Children’s Services (non-sectarian).
  • Former Board Member, Kaplan House, a residential treatment facility for adolescents.
  • Former Chairman, New York City Big Brothers/Big Sisters.
  • The Hyde Schools – family-based character education.

Here is What Others Have to Say:

"Harold is one of the pioneers in the field of adult ADHD. His expertise and personal integrity are of the highest order. I would give him an unqualified recommendation as a top tier ADHD coach. Coaching is not just a profession for Harold - he puts his heart and soul into the work." 

Kate Kelly  Founder, The ADDed Dimension coaching group. Co-author of "You Mean I'm Not Lazy, Stupid or Crazy?   Worked with Harold on the creation of IAAC. 

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 "Harold has been an invaluable resource to me as I research for my work on the topics of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in both children and adults. I am a documentary filmmaker and the information the Harold has provided for me was superb. The films are very successful and I would most definitely say that Harold has played a large role. I highly endorse his work and expertise. Sincerely, Karen O'Donnell Director/Producer Wordshop Productions Inc. www.wordshopproductions.com" January 28, 2009

Karen O'Donnell , Owner , Wordshop Productions Inc.
was with another company when working with Harold at The ADD Resource Center  

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“I have worked with Hal on ADD/ADHD issues since 1989, when we co-founded CHADD of NYC. Since then he has been tireless in shedding light on the challenges (and strengths) of people with ADHD. Whether advocating at a government hearing, through leadership roles in organizations like CHADD and IAAC, by publishing the latest info on his e-List, or by educating thousands of educators, parents and adults (as a speaker and author), Hal has been in the forefront of those seeking to broaden awareness of ADHD. And as an ADHD Coach, working directly with adults, couples and parents, Hal continues to have a significant, positive impact on the lives of so many.” July 29, 2009

Susan Lasky , ADHD/Productivity Coach, Organization Consultant, Assistant Director & Co-Founder , The A.D.D. Resource Center Inc.worked directly with Harold at The ADD Resource Center“Hal is one of the most knowledgeable ADHD experts I know. In fact, when I'm searching for a research citation, an article or other ADHD related resource, I know I can depend on Hal to help me find it. Hal has the unique ability to not only help individuals and families; he also is a person other ADHD experts and clinicians go to for expert advice on specific situations. In fact, I've consulted with Hal many times when I've needed another professional opinion to help guide me in my own work in helping people with ADHD.” February 25, 2009

Terry Matlen, ACSW , Founder/Director , ADD Consults (www.addconsults.com) and www.myADDstore.com
worked with Harold at The ADD Resource Center


"Harold Meyer is a tireless advocate for people with ADHD. As the founder and Executive Director of both the NYC chapter of CHADD and The A.D.D. Resource Center, he continues to make a difference in the lives of countless individuals. Hal has an extensive background in the business world, and this experience shines through in his work today. He provides top-notch professional coaching to adults with ADHD, maintains one of the most comprehensive resource websites on ADHD, and sends out a frequent newsletter that has actually informed my practice as a psychiatrist." January 16, 2009 

----“I have worked with Hal on ADD/ADHD issues since 1989, when we co-founded CHADD of NYC. Since then he has been tireless in shedding light on the challenges (and strengths) of people with ADHD. Whether advocating at a government hearing, through leadership roles in organizations like CHADD and IAAC, by publishing the latest info on his e-List, or by educating thousands of educators, parents and adults (as a speaker and author), Hal has been in the forefront of those seeking to broaden awareness of ADHD. And as an ADHD Coach, working directly with adults, couples and parents, Hal continues to have a significant, positive impact on the lives of so many.” July 29, 2009

Susan Lasky , ADHD/Productivity Coach, Organization Consultant, Assistant Director & Co-Founder , The A.D.D. Resource Center Inc.
worked directly with Harold at The ADD Resource Center

“Hal is one of the most knowledgeable ADHD experts I know. In fact, when I'm searching for a research citation, an article or other ADHD related resource, I know I can depend on Hal to help me find it. Hal has the unique ability to not only help individuals and families; he also is a person other ADHD experts and clinicians go to for expert advice on specific situations. In fact, I've consulted with Hal many times when I've needed another professional opinion to help guide me in my own work in helping people with ADHD.” February 25, 2009

Terry Matlen, ACSW , Founder/Director , ADD Consults (www.addconsults.com) and www.myADDstore.com
worked with Harold at The ADD Resource Center

 

Vatsal Thakkar, M.D. , Principal , Solstice Psychiatric Consulting, P.C.
was with another company when working with Harold at The ADD Resource Center

"Harold is one of the leading experts in the field of ADD. If you are a parent of a child with ADD, he is the person to contact. He heads up The ADD Resource Center as well as CHADD in NY. I recommend him highly. My very best regards, Frank" January 5, 2009

Frank Coppola , President, Executive Director , Edutainment, Inc.
was with another company when working with Harold at The ADD Resource Center

"Harold has helped many people, especially teenagers, with an ADD challenge. I value his integrity and his passion for the wonderful work that he does." January 5, 2009

Marianna Lead, Ph. D. , Owner , Goal Imagery (R) Institute
worked directly with Harold at The ADD Resource Center

"Hal is one of the most knowledgeable, intelligent, and effective people I know on the subject of ADHD and attendant issues for children and adults. He understands the diagnoses, their impact, knows the most effective experts in the fields, and is touch with those experts and the clients he refers, further expanding his range. Hal is insightful, easily grasping the subject-- seeing big picture as well as the near view, the pin points, and the steps to get to an effective goal. His manner is personable while professional and efficient, stays with you in the game until complete, with noteworthy follow-up." January 5, 2009

Top qualities: Personable , Expert , High Integrity

Katherine Samon
hired Harold as a Career Coach in 2004 , and hired Harold more than once

"Hal Meyer is both a competant and very caring professional in ADD whom I have known and worked with for years. He has had years of experience as a professional coach and pays close attention to the latest information regarding ADD, so that he can be of maximum help to others. He is a board member of IAAC(an institute for the advancement of ADHD coaching also is the head of the C.H.A.D.D. for NYC. I have the utmost respect for him not only as a colleague but as a close friend. He is honest, forthcoming, and sincere in his desire to help others which he often has and does. Kerin B. Adams certified coach specializing in AD/HD, speaker, author of AD/HD Success! Solutions to Boosting Self-Esteem The Diary Method Ages 7-17 and founder of www.ReachBeyondADD.com" January 3, 2009

Kerin Adams , coach , ReachBeyondADD
worked with Harold at The ADD Resource Center

"Hal is a genius, and knows his work and field inside out..." January 3, 2009

Thom Hartmann , Author , various publishers
was with another company when working with Harold at The ADD Resource Center

"I have known Harold and his organisation for at least 8 years. During this time he has acted as a confidential source for advice and guidance for the most appropriate route of support for ADHD issues in both adults and children. I have been privileged to know Harold personally and can attest to his absolute dedication to this area of expertise and totally admire and respect his opinions and guidance. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to all who seeks help. I know that if he feels he cannot help then he will be able to point people in the appropriate direction." January 3, 2009

Sue Podolska , Student , Oxford Brookes University
was with another company when working with Harold at The ADD Resource Center

"Harold is an extremely knowledgeable man in his field and truly dedicated to his work. He has over the years consistently provided a first rate service to personal clients and to an international community either working with or living with ADHD. We regularly refer people to The ADD Resource Center" November 24, 2008

Andrea Bilbow , CEO , ADDISS
was with another company when working with Harold at The ADD Resource Center

 

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