Archives for October 2015

LDA Legislative News – October 2015

Questions Remain about Budget Deal The government is currently operating under a Continuing Resolution (CR), a stopgap measure to keep the agencies running until Congress decides spending levels for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016. This measure is set to expire on December 11. Congressional leaders have expressed support for crafting a budget deal possibly for two years that would loosen the very tight budget caps, giving the appropriations committees additional money to fund critical programs. Sources have reported some budget talks among Senate and House leaders and the Office of Management and Budget and the White House. Democrats have made clear… Read More »

October Webinar: Stress!! The Missing Piece of the LD/ADHD Puzzle, What to Know and What to DO!

 Stress!!! The Missing Piece of the Puzzle, What to Know and What to DO! Presented by: Jerry Schultz, Ph.D.   In this interactive webinar, Clinical Neuropsychologist and Harvard Medical School faculty member Dr. Jerome (Jerry) Schultz will explore the impact of stress on learning and behavior in students with learning disabilities and associated ADHD. Tune in to learn why the brains of kids with LD and ADHD are at risk and what we can do about it. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions and get some very practical and sensible advice from a seasoned professional (and former special education… Read More »

Can I be Tested or am I too Old?

Question: I am an adult in my 50’s and have trouble reading, finishing what I read and making progress on what I am reading. I reread the same sentence or paragraph repeatedly. It can take me hours to finish a page. I am often distracted and eventually just give up. Can I be tested or am I too old? Answer: Learning disabilities evaluations can be pretty expensive – usually running anywhere from $800 – $1500 for adults. So you might want to consider whether or not you actually need the diagnosis or if you’re just curious. If you need the… Read More »

President’s Message

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Shutdown Averted For Now…and Other Fiscal Woes

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Important Upcoming Events

Saturday, October 24, Make a Difference Day. Find or develop an activity in your community that can make a difference in someone’s life. Visit http://makeadifferenceday.com.

Sunday, November 29, 40th Anniversary of… Read More »

October is Learning Disabilities Month

The Learning Disabilities Association of America is working hard this month to shine the spotlight on learning disabilities. It’s important to focus less on the disabilities aspect and focus more on the incredible abilities so many of these individuals possess as well as to emphasize the phenomenal achievements and important strides so many of these individuals have made… Read More »

Across the States

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Edmund W. Rothschild 4/27/29 – 4/29/15

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Adjusting to the School Year for Early Childhood

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Minority Serving Institutions

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Online Center for Adult Learners

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Being Prepared for Natural Disasters

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Sam Kirk Educator of the Year Award

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