Able Kids Foundation has had the privilege to speak to local, state, and national groups about CAPD.
Drs. Locke and Wisdom and Austina DeBonte presented "It’s Probably Not (Just) ADHD: Teasing apart APD, VPD, ADHD & Stealth Dyslexia."
CAPD, Autism, or Both? Dr. Locke shared information about CAPD and the importance of bringing awareness and understanding of this condition to the autism population.
Drs. Locke and Wisdom coauthored an article this year titled "Getting to the Root Causes of Twice-Exceptionality: Are There Foundational Factors That We Are Overlooking?" The article was accepted and will be published in the Journal for the Education of the Gifted. It was also presented at the NAGC Conference.
Dr. Hellerstein, optometrist and co-owner of Hellerstein and Brenner Vision Center, discusses CAPD with Dr. Locke. This podcast can be found on the Resources page.
Dr. Locke, an invited speaker at the Colorado Department of Education Kaleidoscope Conference, presented information on the identification, diagnosis, and management of CAPD.
Dr. Locke was a featured speaker for the US Autism Seminar: Meltdowns and Neuro-crashes. Many individuals with autism present with the classic symptoms of CAPD. Identifying and supporting their CAPD can help them better control the auditory chaos in their environments.
Dr. Locke was an invited speaker at the Royal Arch Mason Regional Masonic meeting in Golden, Colorado. She met with several officers from surrounding chapters to share information about the Foundation and the positive impact the Colorado Masons continue to have on families through their generosity and support of the Foundation’s Sponsorship Assistance Program.
Dr. Locke presented to a parent group of gifted children. Research and information about CAPD was discussed, as well as the impacts of CAPD on gifted students and how they can be supported.
Dr. Locke spoke at the Royal Arch Mason assembly in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Information about Able Kids Foundation, CAPD, and the Sponsorship Assistance Program was shared.
Dr. Locke was invited to and presented information about CAPD at the PG Retreat in Colorado Springs during the 2018 and 2019 Retreats. PG Retreat is a community of families with profoundly gifted children and teens.
Able Kids Foundation spent an evening with Chapter 29 of the Colorado Royal Arch Masons to share information about the Foundation, CAPD, and speak on behalf of the families who benefit from their generous spirit. The Colorado Masons anchor the Foundation’s Sponsorship Assistance Program and provide financial scholarships to individuals in need of central auditory processing evaluation and management solutions. Dr. Locke also accepted a generous donation on behalf of the Foundation that will provide life-changing opportunities for individuals with CAPD.
Able Kids Foundation was an invited participant in the Post-Adoption Resource Center Spotlight Conference in Englewood, Colorado. This event provided resources and information to families and professionals.
Able Kids Foundation was invited to publish an article in the Rocky Mountain Mason magazine.
Able Kids Foundation published a featured article for Exceptional Parent Magazine about CAPD.
CAPD can impact academic performance, work performance, self-esteem, relationships, overall well-being, and quality of life. CAPD may also influence how individuals feel in noisy environments and should be considered when there are concerns and indicators to do so.Contact Us