LDA Today - January/February 2015

Nancie Payne, in the President’s Message, shares the goal-oriented planning process in which the Board of Directors has been involved for the last several months. Organizational growth and long-term sustainability through fiduciary, strategic, and generative aspects are being considered.

State Presidents’ Representative Joan Teach, in Across the States, provides an overview of many of the conference activities of interest to state presidents and workshops to be presented by state presidents or members of state affiliates.

Candidates for 2015-2016 LDA Officers and Board Members lists the slate of candidates along with brief biographical data so that delegates and members might be better informed regarding the prospective new officers and directors.

Thanks to Christopher Lee and Joy Kniskern for Transition from High School to Post-Secondary School. The article carries important information and helpful hints on the next phase of life for so many of our children.

The LDA Director of Public Policy, Myrna Mandlawitz, shares considerable information on the pending reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (currently known as No Child Left Behind, NCLB) last reauthorized in 2001 in the article Education Debate Takes Center Stage.

The Healthy Children Project (HCP) reports that the Ashley Furniture Company, the country’s largest furniture manufacturer and retailer announced that, starting immediately, the cushion foam in their furniture will be completely free of flame retardant chemicals. Maureen Swanson, HCP Director, provides additional information on their national efforts related to flame retardants.

We end with a tribute to two of our long-time friends, supporters, and professionals who were great leaders and mentors in the field of Learning Disabilities – Dr. Sylvia Richardson and Dr. Cecil Mercer. Both of their legacies will live on.

Shirley Hilts-Adams
Editor, LDA Today

LDA President’s Message

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Across the States

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LDA ANNOUNCEMENT OF CANDIDATES

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What Works! Successful Transition from High School to Post-Secondary School

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Education Debate Takes Center Stage

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Major Announcement: Safer, Healthier Furniture in 2015!

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A Tribute to Dr. Sylvia Richardson and to Dr. Cecil Mercer

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LDA Members Reception – Chicago Conference 2015

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LDA Makes it Possible! Annual Fall Appeal

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