Community Building for 13 YO w/ ADHD in Berkeley?
My 13 YO dtr carries a dx of ADHD, inattentive type. She struggles to make and maintain friendships and I think she is pretty lonely. She is not into sports and cannot handle drama/theater b/c there is too much memorization, although she likes this sort of thing. She has fairly rigid thinking and can be argumentative, even w/ her friends, which is why I think most of her friendships have dwindled. She doesn't have great skill in reading the room, so can talk over folks or miss cues when the subject is changing or NEEDS to be changed. She is a fun loving kid for the most part, and I could see her getting on w/ other quirky kiddos. She has some interest in fitness, rowing/crew, and musicianship/music theory. She just has not found her "people". We have tried some social skill building, both formal and informal, and we have been to a few CHADD groups, but those were not helpful. Any suggestions for meetups in Berkeley? Not sure where this kid will go to HS, but we are looking at Maybeck, St Mary's and BHS.