Welcome to Weaver Center's Blog!

Check in often… you will find news and information about services, groups and presentations offered at Weaver Center’s offices and at other locations. Information of interest to our community and links to helpful resources will also be posted.

And please feel free to leave comments of your own if you have questions, concerns, recommendations, or wish to share your own insight!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Self-Advocacy Method (SAM) Group Workshops.

This summer your middle school, high school or college student can learn The Weaver Center's Self-Advocacy Method (SAM) in a small group setting.

During six 2-hour weekly SAM sessions, students will gain insight into their own learning style and executive function skills. They will understand their strengths and areas of challenge. They will identify and learn to effectively use compensatory strategies to deal with their difficulties. Communication and assertiveness skills needed to navigate school and work environments will be developed. Through role-playing, students will learn and implement practical self-advocacy skills and will gain knowledge about when and how to ask for accommodations.

Groups are taught by Dr. Robert A. (Buck) Weaver, Ph.D., Director of The Weaver Center and founder of the SAM programs. Sessions will be held on Thursdays, July 12 – August 16, 2012.

For more information or to register for a SAM Workshop, please call 508-358-1112, ext. 210

Monday, March 5, 2012

Transition To College Workshop 2012

Is your son or daughter going off to college and you worry about them achieving their goals without the structure and supports they had in high school? Or is he/she returning to school and would like a more successful year?

The Weaver Center’s 4-session workshop helps with the transition to college and develops personalized strategies to get the most out of the college years.

Highlights of the workshop include:
~ Preparing for your college arrival: defining college success, goals, what to bring, your learning style and strengths, arranging for accommodations if needed
~ The first week of school: time management, how to select courses, decision making, communication and self-advocacy, establishing a routine, meeting others and making friends
~ Academics: study and note-taking strategies, project planning, asking for help and being pro-active
~ Life Balance and Maintenance: dealing with distractions, avoiding over-scheduling, sleep, nutrition, exercise, managing your money and free time

Workshops will be conducted by Marla Stone, M.A., a Life and Executive Function Coach. She works with teens and adults with a focus on high school students transitioning to college.

Four sessions: June 12, 14, 19, 21. 6:30-8:00 pm
Workshop price: $395*
*First 3 students to register will receive 2 free telephone check-ins two weeks and four weeks after college starts. (a $150 value)

(If you are interested but evenings do not fit your schedule, please let us know. If there is enough interest, we will add an afternoon workshop.)

SPACE IS LIMITED! To register, please call 508-358-1112, ext. 210.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012


with Dr. Robert (Buck) Weaver

Get support and information on ADHD and Excutive Function issues, decreasing homework stress, advocating for your child and empowering your children to be self-advocates, behavior mangement systems, and more.

Thursdays: February 16, March 15, April 12, May 17 and June 14

7:00-8:30 pm

30 Boston Post Road, 2nd Floor, Wayland, MA
(behind the Gulf station)

Walk-ins are welcome, but RSVP is helpful: 508-358-1112, ext. 210 or

Summer Programs at The Weaver Center

The Summer Programs at The Weaver Center are now being finalized. Check the web site for details as we are sure you will find that the schedule will work for you!

This summer Weaver Center tutors will offer interactive SAT and ACT preparation which is designed for students with executive function issues or ADHD. Dr. Weaver will lead group SAM (Self-Advocacy Method) sessions for high school and middle school students, and the Transition to College Workshop will once again be offered by Weaver Center's Life and Executive Function Coach, Marla Stone.

Go to http://www.weavercenter.org/ and look at the Summer Programs page for more information.


Is your child getting the most from their school? What can you do to support your child at school and at home? How do you get the follow-through and accountability your child needs?

Dr. Weaver leads a Parent Support Group on Monday evenings, 7:00-8:30 pm at The Greenhound Building, 10 Washington Street

This Group will continue on March 12th and April 9th. Please join us whether or not you attended the first two sessions.

Please register through Nantucket Community Schools. The fee is $15 per session. Go to http://www.nantucketcommunityschools.com/

Friday, January 6, 2012

Nantucket Parent Group

Nantucket parents of children with ADHD or learning differences: Be sure to sign up through Nantucket Community Schools for the Parent Group with Robert (Buck) Weaver scheduled for two Mondays, January 23 and 30, 7-8:30 p.m.

Become a better advocate for your child and empower your children to be self-advocates to get the most out of school.

Pre-registration through NCS is required. Cost is $15. Group held in the Greenhound Building, 10 Washington Street.