Archives for January 2014

LDA Legislative News – January 2014

  “Omnibus” Bill Funds Remainder of Fiscal Year In a Congress that passed a record low 55 bills in 2013, a bipartisan budget deal was finally brokered to fund the government for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2014 (FY 2014, ending September 30, 2014) and beyond into FY 2015. After advocates and constituents from across the country contacted their senators and representatives regarding the effects of the across-the-board cuts known as sequestration, Senate Budget Chairman Patty Murray (D-WA) and House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) negotiated a package that passed both chambers with comfortable margins. The budget deal provides enough… Read More »

President’s Message from Pat Latham

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LDA in Anaheim

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Affiliate Support/Membership Committee

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Fractured Congress Comes Together on Budget

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Across the States

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Toxic Chemicals, Nutrition, and Child Development

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Advocating in the Postsecondary Setting

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Resolutions for Improving Your Technology Skills in 2014

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The Highs and Lows of Classroom Technology

Whether it’s an advanced reading and writing application, or a portable electronic spell-checker, technology in the classroom has the potential to enrich and enhance academic skills for kids with learning differences. In many ways, classroom technology hasn’t changed that much in 10 years. Many applications we have today were around back then; they were just slower and less accurate. For example, there was spell check, but now there’s auditory spell check with pop-up definitions and the ability to recognize homonyms. Ten years ago, it was rare to see any assistive technology devices in the regular classroom, unless one was specifi… Read More »