FREE NAMI BASICS Workshops for Parents/Caregivers of Children and Teens with:

ADD/ADHD , PTSD, RAD, OCD, ODD, Depression, Bipolar, Asperger’s, Autism, Schizophrenia


A program of NAMI, the National Alliance on Mental Illness

These 6 week workshops have valuable information to help parents support children & teens with behavioral differences, while maintaining their own well-being.  The course is taught by a team of trained NAMI family members who know what it’s like to have a child struggling with one of these brain disorders.  Topics covered will be the ‘no fault’ approach, getting an accurate diagnosis, overview of treatment options, the impact on family, communication, crisis management, systems involved with your child, record keeping, advocating & team building for you & your child.


Meets for 6 sessions FREE OF COST

Designed for parents and other family caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illness.

Taught by a team of trained teachers who are family caregivers of individuals who developed symptoms of mental illness as children.

Provides critical information and strategies related to care-giving.

Incorporates presentations, discussion and interactive exercises.


Why You Should Attend:


A toolkit of information

Up-to-date information on a range of mental illnesses and their impact on the brain.

Current research on treatments including evidence-based therapies, medications and side effects.

Preparation for interactions with the mental health care system, school system and juvenile justice system.

Training in preparedness and emotional resiliency

Skills related to managing crises, solving problems and communicating effectively.

Strategies for self-care and for navigating the challenges presented by mental illness for each family member.

Empowerment as an effective advocate for your child.

Confidence and stamina for life-long understanding and support.

A community

Perhaps most importantly, as a participant you can gain comfort in knowing you are not alone. Recovery is a journey and there is hope for all families and individuals dealing with a brain disorder. The in-person group experience of NAMI Basics provides the opportunity for mutual support and positive impact. You can experience compassion and reinforcement from people who relate to your experiences. Through your participation, you have the opportunity to help others grow.


Please contact Marcus Boyd at 901-725-0305 or email at to register as space is limited. Class to start October 8th , 2019


Veronique Black

NAMI Memphis

901-725-0305 phone

901-725-0306 fax

3729 S. Hickory Ridge Mall

Suite #480

Memphis, TN 38115


You or someone you love has a mental illness. That’s why there’s NAMI

Executive Director
Autism Tennessee

Current Posting Expires: 7/31/2015

Position Description – Responsibilities and Requirements:

The Executive Director (ED) of Autism Tennessee functions as the organization’s Chief Executive Officer.  As such, the ED is responsible for all aspects of daily operations, the strategic implementation of new programs and policies, and the oversight of all financial, programmatic, strategic, administrative, and public affairs activities of Autism Tennessee.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the Board and staff in strategic planning efforts to further the mission of Autism Tennessee
  • Ensure sound fiscal management through the adherence of ethical & legal standards and nonprofit accounting principles
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with a wide variety of stakeholders, including families, community organizations, media partners, donors, state agencies, universities, etc.
  • Monitor legislation and regulations that might impact the autism community, directing the Board and community members on recommended actions, and advocating with appropriate decision makers
  • Represent Autism Tennessee in the community and participate in advocacy councils and task forces as requested
  • Serve as the chief spokesperson for Autism Tennessee in all public matters, including radio, television, and print media interviews
  • Manage all financial activities of a $250,000 organization including budget drafting, bookkeeping, and accounts payable and receivable
  • Provide assistance to the Board in recruiting and training new Board members, and provide timely information to the Board needed to make decisions regarding policies and programs
  • Oversee the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of all Autism Tennessee programs, including increasing number and effectiveness of services offered
  • Develop and implement policies and procedures to ensure efficient office operations
  • Expand and maintain funding through grant applications and other fundraising activities
  • Design and deliver all publications and communications to appropriate markets, including press releases, newsletters, marketing collateral, and website updates
  • Recruit, hire, train, and supervise employees to create a productive work environment
  • Recruit, train, and supervise community volunteers to ensure positive and professional representation of the organization
  • Offer caring and compassionate support to families living with autism

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field, advanced degree preferred.
  • At least 5 years related experience in a nonprofit setting – including supervisory experience
  • Competence in planning and organizing work and developing and implementing business plans and strategies
  • Sound judgement and the ability to utilize sound reasoning to analyze situations, resolve problems, and reach decisions.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Excellent public speaking skills
  • Willingness to travel as necessary, within state
  • Successful grant writing experience
  • A demonstrated strong commitment to the autism and/ or disability community

Reports to:     Board of Directors

Status:             Full-time

Salary:             Negotiable with experience

Job Type: Full-time

Job Categories:

  • Executive Director/CEO

Contact Information and Procedure:

Please submit your resume and cover letter to

A Perfect Storm:  Exploring the Hidden Causes Behind Autism, ADHD, and Chronic Illnesses

The Perfect Storm is a FREE seminar that explores and explains the hidden causes behind these neuro-developmental disorders with a specific emphasis on the role of the brain and central nervous system. Join me as I talk about exactly how the brain and nervous system are supposed to develop, and where it goes wrong with spectrum disorders, developmental delays and other so called “normal” childhood ailments. Most importantly, this event will provide an understanding of how to get your child’s nervous system balanced and healthy again, and therefore enhance and improve your child’s function and development, no matter the disorder.

Saturday, September 27, 2014 – 9:30 am.
To RSVP or for more information, please contact (901) 521-9326.  To see the flyer, please click here.


Autism Workshop for Professionals And Parents

Saturday, January 25, 2014

9:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Cordova Community Center (former high school)
1017 N Sanga Rd
Memphis, TN 38018

This workshop will provide but not limited too:

/What is Autism

/How do I cope with a child of Autism

/Statistics of Autism

/How educational instructors cope w/classroom students of Autism

/Where Autism originated from

/Can my child get Autism

/How to obtain resources for my student or child

*This workshop will be absolutely informational for you, your child, your student, or friend.

The Autism Society of The Mid south will bring this awesome presentation for All attendants. Please register soon for this event, here