I was unaware of Kitty's passing. I'm so sorry for your loss. I met Kitty many years ago when she was trying to find help for her son and grandson--was it in the late 80's or early 90's, I can't remember. She said she was going to start a support group--and she sure did!
Reply to Markey
March 12, 2009 - 05:22
Thank you very much for your condolences.
Yes, she sure did, for when Kitty's grandson was diagnosed with ADHD and Learning Differences, she started studying these neurobiological syndromes and founded CHADD of Mid-Peninsula (now Silicon Valley CHADD) from her home in Palo Alto, in March 1992. Within two years she opened an office in Mountain View for what had become the largest CHADD chapter in the nation (out of 650 chapters,) and the only one maintaining an office outside of her home.
In 1995 Kitty founded Kitty Petty ADD/LD Institute (KPI), a 501(c)(3) public non-profit corporation, to provide additional services and programs which were needed, but not available to 400,000 Californians dealing with ADD/LD. under-served, economically disadvantaged, at-risk, and unable to afford proper treatment.
She has helped so many people and will continue to be missed, for there is not a day go by that I don't think of her. Love to you always Mom...