GCN Power House Radio Interview with AbleChild on Monday, July 2, 2018

Power Hour Radio with Dr. Joanne Conaway on Monday July 2, 2018 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am eastern time will interview AbleChild.org Cofounder, Sheila Matthews, on the mission of Ablechild.

Below are links to the upcoming interview or to use to retrieve the archive of the interview:


To Listen Live


Power Hour Radio

Dr. Joanne Conaway

A Movie that Takes a Stand for Our Cause!

A Powerful Film That Can Be Near You.

AbleChild is excited to announce a powerful movie that takes a stand for our cause.

Different Drummers is a true story of friendship and adventure that changes the lives of two young boys in 1965. Coming to DVD nationwide this Fall, it is currently available for theatrical screenings/ fundraisers in your city. The movie has already polarized over twenty thousand viewers into rethinking medicating our future… our children. Different Drummers isn’t about someone else’s child, it is about yours! Please, sign up today to host a screening in your area. 

Watch this amazing excerpt from a testimonial video taken after a public high school showed the film to 900 students, parents, and faculty. Then scroll below to see how you can get involved and use this movie to help make a difference in your community.

Parents, teachers, and leaders are transforming their communities with this film’s powerful message!

Join the mission today! Here are a few ways you can get involved and champion this important cause:

If you would like to host a screening of this film in your local area, please contact Nicole Abisinio at Gabriel’s Messenger Films. 

Things people are saying about Different Drummers.

“The physical and emotional contrast between the characters…
is the stuff of classic children’s literature.”

Tom Keogh – Seattle Times

 “Based on a true story, Different Drummers is one of those uplifting films that makes you want to go out and live life with everything you’ve got . . .”
Misty Layne – Rogue Cinema

“This is a story of friendship and faith and working toward change. We are pleased to award it our Dove Seal.” 
The Dove Foundation

 “…an inspiration for everyone…
it gives hope for living life to its fullest.”

Phillip C. DeMio, MD – President, American Medical Autism Board

 “Poignant, warm, sad, touching, and totally delightful.”
Derek Kavanagh – Producer,
Dances with Wolves

“Different Drummers is a heroic movie about acceptance – acceptance of oneself, of others despite their differences and acceptance of one’s destiny. It is a movie that transforms defeat into victory for all the people involved”
Mark Hartley, 7th grade teacher

“My students returned from seeing the film and were quite moved by what they saw. They talked about the film for many days afterward”
Sonia Flores-Davis, Principal, Catholic Diocese of Spokane

“The message of friendship and determination and dealing with issues was so important, I felt that we had to show it… not that we should, but we HAD to show this movie to all our students, parents, and teacher. People have to have the courage to stand up for what is right.”
Mike Hittle, Principal, Central Valley High School, WA

To directly donate to AbleChild’s 501(3)c mission click HERE.

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Launch of Second New York Chapter for Parents

October 28th, 2014 | Events and Photos

The Launch of Second New York Chapter for Parents

Monday, November 17, 2014
Katonah Public Library
26 Bedford Road, Katonah, New York

Contact: Tim Ives at 914-645-1482 as seating is limited.

On Monday, November 17, 2014 at 7:30 pm AbleChild will be holding an informal gathering open to the public to discuss informed consent and freedom of choice in mental health and education.

AbleChild’s mission is to provide information to all parents and caregivers to ensure that they make informed decisions about regarding psychiatric label and drugs. (AbleChild wants every parent to have all the information about medications before they decide to medicate their children for emotional, behavioral, and mental troubles.)

Get Informed!

Come and gain valuable information to protect your children’s health and educational rights and meet our Cofounders, Sheila Matthews and Patricia Weathers who were featured on CNN, FOX, Time Magazine, Good Morning America, Hannity and Colmes, and The Todays Show, just to name a few. Learn about their struggles, determination, and victory advocating for their own children and the reasons behind why they chose to ultimately fight for all children, changing laws and increasing drug safety awareness.

You’ll learn how to use The Hatch Amendment to opt-out of unwanted psychological testing and you’ll discover that there are alternatives and ways to cultivate your child’s greatest strengths without compromising their health and well being with drug therapies.

Come join us for an evening of discussion where you will meet people just like you who care enough to educate, listen, and understand.

We’ll have some coffee, tea, water and some goodies, such as Natural News tote bags, AbleChild logo merchandise and educational literature, and awesome giveaways for new members while supplies last.

AbleChild is a nationally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Show your support by sponsoring our next community event!

This public New York event is part of AbleChild’s Informed Consent Awareness outreach to parents and celebrates the marking of 44 years since the “Right to Privacy” hearings held on September 29, 1970, on the Federal government’s involvement in the Use of Behavioral Modification Drugs on Grammar School Children.

Launch of New York Chapter for Parents

This New York public event is part of Ablechild’s Informed Consent Awareness outreach to parents (Get Hatch!) celebrating 44 years since the “Right to Privacy” hearings held on September 29, 1970, on the Federal government’s involvement in the Use of Behavioral Modification Drugs on Grammar School Children.

Click here for details………………………………………………AblechildNYLaunch

Awards Press Release

September 9th, 2014 | Events and Photos

Ablechild Winner “Pays it Forward” to Mom in Need

April 29th, 2014 | Events and Photos

George Papadopoulos Pays it Forward

Ablechild is happy to announce that on Thursday, April 24th, during our annual Fundraising event,  a winner was drawn for the Spring Fling Basket of gifts. The winner was George Papadopoulos of Salon KIKLO of New Canaan, Connecticut.

Keeping in the spirit of Ablechild’s mission to help others, Mr. Papadopoulous has graciously decided to “pay it forward” and donate the $300.00 Salon KIKLO beauty services to another deserving person chosen by Ablechild.

Ablechild Member, Stephanie Priestman, has been struggling with the Connecticut Department of Children and Family Services (DCF) in an attempt to protect her children from forced psychiatric drugging. Because of the ongoing difficulties Priestman is faced with, Ablechild is pleased to pass this gift on to a most deserving mother.

The Spring Raffle Basket generously donated by the following Retail Contributors

April 2nd, 2014 | Events and Photos

Spring Fling at Venture Photography Studio
Raffle Spring Basket

Value  $1,000

Winning Ticket will be pulled at VIP Party on April 24th at 8 pm.
The Winning Ticket Number will be posted on the Website
Winner will be contacted on April 25th
Individual Tickets $20, $100 for 4 Tickets and VIP Pass to Private Drawing Party

To Benefit Ablechild’s


Inside the Spring Basket

Detour 2.5 Classic Steel Frame Releigh Bike

Designed for the rider who is seeking the simplicity of a functional and comfortable way to get around town.  The versatile Detour 2.5 is finished with multi-use tires and Shimano 7-spd Mega Range and a riser bar and stem for supreme leisure riding Raleigh Comfort Saddle and Grips
Cycle Dynamics
971 Post Road East

Value $400

Horseback Riding for two in Millbrook, New York
Netherwood Acres

Value $300

Downunder of Westport, Connecticut
$100 towards a Kids Camp at Camp by the week for ages 6-16 years

BobbyQs Restaurant of Westport Connecticut
$100 Gift Certificate

Noelle’s Spa, Stamford, Connecticut
Value $60

A  Gift from West Elm of Westport Connecticut

A Gift from SEASONS TOO of Darien, Connecticut

A Gift from Blue Mercury of Westport, Connecticut

info@venturegreenwich.com or call (203) 861-9100

Upcoming March 29, 2014 Event

March 11th, 2014 | Events and Photos

March 29, 2014

Moving Beyond Reaction to Reason Mental Health & School Safety After Sandy Hook

ablechild flyer flattened

Retailers Aid Ablechild With Auction

July 23rd, 2009 | Events and Photos

Patricia Weathers and Sheila Matthews, co-founders of Ablechild.org, man the booth for Ablechild.org during the Village Fair and Sidewalk Sale Saturday, July 18.








AbleChild.org organized a silent auction during Saturday’s Village Fair and Sidewalk Sale to promote the federal MedWatch program.

Items were donated from local retailers and service providers, including: New Canaan Advertiser; New Canaan Verizon Wireless Zone; Lang’s Pharmacy; Salon 126; Chef Luis; New Canaan Bow Tie Cinemas; New Canaan Starbucks, The Toy Chest of New Canaan and Canaan Parish Sweet Shoppe. More information and MedWatch reporting forms may be found at ablechild.org or directly at the FDA Web site.

AbleChild has a free membership, so sign up and find out what we are working on and the winning results we are obtaining for all parents and children,” stated a press release from the organization.

AbleChild is a nonprofit, parents’ rights organization dedicated to informing parents about the risks of mind-altering psychiatric drugs on children, and offering alternative solutions to solving children’s difficulties with behavior, mood and learning.

Ablechild Visits Lawmakers in Washington D.C. and Gives a Heartfelt Thank You.

July 25th, 2007 | Events and Photos

July 25, 2007

AbleChild’s Co-founders Patricia Weathers and Sheila Matthews along with other parents and organizations visited with lawmakers to show our support for “The Parental Consent Act”, informed consent, and drug safety. We are pleased to say that many legislators are willing to listen to parent’s voices.


AbleChild had the pleasure of meeting with Senator Grassley on July 25th, 2007 and thanked him for all his effort on the issue of “informed consent” and “Drug safety” to ensure our children’s health and safety. Much thanks to Senator Grassley!


Special thanks goes to Congressman Dan Burton for all his support and work on the “Child Medication Safety Act” and his determination and tenacity in protecting our children’s health. Much thanks to all his efforts!


A warm thanks to Congressman Ron Paul for his support of parental rights and full informed consent.
See “The Parental Consent Act of 2007
Thanks Congressman Paul!


Mrs. Mathy Downing, mother of Candace Downing a beautiful 12 year old girl that was given the antidepressant Zoloft prescribed for “Test Anxiety”. Mrs. Downing found her daughter hanging in her bedroom. She was never informed or warned of antidepressants and their risks of suicide.


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