Merriam Sarcia Saunders, LMFT

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Merriam Sarcia Saunders, LMFT, is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, certified custody mediator, Clinical Trauma Professional, and ADHD Certified Clinical Services Provider specializing in neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD & Autism). Merriam works both as a custody mediator and also with adults and families managing an ADHD or Autism diagnosis. With three young adult children of her own managing varying diagnoses, Merriam greatly relates to the challenges of parenting children with differences.

Merriam is the author of five books, including the acclaimed ADHD-focused children’s books, My Wandering, Dreaming Mind and My Whirling, Twirling Motor - which received a starred review from School Library Journal – and the middle school novel Trouble with a Tiny t. She also authored Divorce & & the ADHD, Autistic, Anxious Child and Mindfulness Meditations for ADHD. She is a senior contributor to ADDitude Magazine and a contributor to and Merriam is a graduate professor of psychology at Dominican University and the creator of A Mindful Way: The Steps You Need for the Relationship You Want with Your ADHD Child©, a series of eCourses for parents of children with ADHD. Find her at How to Parent ADHD on Instagram, on LinkedIn and at

Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Merriam Saunders maintains a private practice and has an employment relationship with Dominican University. She receives royalties as a published author. Merriam Saunders receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Merriam Saunders has no relevant non-financial relationships.