By Lee Gehrls, Volunteer Resource Development Coordinator
Many of us in the St. Cloud area know that when we have questions on ADHD one of our leading physicians to go to for answers is Dr. Gary A. Snead who is a pediatrician at St. Cloud Medical Group NW. Dr. Snead has 25 years of practice experience treating children and adults with ADHD and other mental health disorders. He has an impressive medical background. He attended medical school from 1983-87 at AT Still University – Kirksville College of Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri. He then had a general internship from 1987-88 through Tulsa Regional Medical Center Tulsa and Idabel, Oklahoma. Dr. Snead completed his medical training in a Pediatric Residency through Michigan State University – College of Osteopathic Medicine in Lansing, Michigan from 1988-1991.
We are pleased to be a co-sponsor of this workshop. Dr. Snead is recognized for his many presentations in our community on ADHD and the related issues that often accompany the disorder and has been a frequent presenter for Resource® Training & Solutions over the years. He was a key organizer, promoter and leader in the development of A-D-A-MSM (Attention Deficit Awareness of Minnesota, Inc.). Dr. Snead served as the chair of A-D-A-MSM from 1995 to 2005 and worked tirelessly to help build it into the organization it is today. He was a key supporter of the publications of two editions of the Community Resource Directory (CRD) in 1995 and 1996 which were comprehensive listings of providers and services in Benton, Sherburne, Stearns and Wright counties for those who have ADHD. He is a true champion for all kids, adults and families who live with ADHD!
As the volunteer coordinator with the nonprofit, I have had the good fortune to work alongside Dr. Snead for many years in researching and addressing the needs of those in our service area who have ADHD and daily face the many different challenges it can present.
I hope this brief Q&A with Dr. Snead motivates you to attend our workshop on Saturday, October 8th to hear more from him about working with kids and adults with ADHD. October is National ADHD Awareness Month and an evening of listening and learning on ADHD is always time well spent.