In Person Programs For Boys With ADHD

Guys Group: 5th - 8th Grades

Guy’s Group is a fun, active program for boys ages 11-14.

During Guy’s Group, we play games, watch educational videos, and learn strategies to address challenges common among boys with ADHD.

Optional trips during school vacation days are also part of the Guy’s Group experience. Guy’s Group is not a “social skills group”; the research evidence shows that traditional social skills groups are ineffective for kids with ADHD. Guy’s Group has been presented at the International Conference on ADHD.

Program Tuition: TBA (Please note there are no discounts or pro-rated tuition for missed sessions.)
Program Time: Beginning fall 2024, please add yourself to the Tucson mailing list for information.
Program Location: ADHD Dude Office (River and N. Campbell area)

The Guy’s Group curriculum is informed by research data on ADHD, boys mental health and medically accurate information. Opinions, values or ideology are not taught in Guy’s Group, aside from treating all people with respect.

Our in-person school-year programs are held in Tucson, Arizona.

We do not offer virtual programs for kids and do not recommend them. If you are interested in Trip Camp please visit the Trip Camp website.

Families new to ADHD Dude must go through the program application process. Please get in touch with Ryan to begin the application process for our in-person school-year programs.

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Guys Group Topics

  • Perspective-Taking (Understanding others thoughts & how you come across to others)
  • Improving situational awareness ("reading a room")
  • Learning how to go from school friends to outside-of-school friends
  • Showing interest in others & having reciprocal conversations
  • Learning how to be flexible in order to be part of a peer group
  • Using social media/electronic communication appropriately
  • Understanding personal responsibility in sustaining friendships
  • Getting over social anxiety in new social situations
  • Understanding common mental health issues amongst boys their age and how to ask for help
  • Puberty & hygiene social expectations
  • The problems with pornography and its effect on boys

Please note that ADHD Dude programs cannot provide a level of support for boys who:

  • Have an autism spectrum diagnosis
  • Require a paraprofessional (1:1 or 2:1) with them during the school day
  • Are in self-contained emotional support/behavioral classrooms for the majority of the school day
  • Attend cyber school
  • Are unmedicated
  • Are prone to physical aggression with peers when upset or angry
  • Have a propensity to be negative when anxious in social situations