LDA Today - March/April 2015

We are pleased to report the events of the 52nd Annual International Conference on Learning Disabilities held in Chicago, Illinois, in February. In addition to a recap of the conference, other conference news is highlighted in the President’s Message, the Affiliate Support/Membership article, and the 2015 award winners. Of course, we couldn’t hold an event of this magnitude without donors and sponsors who we thank for their support. Now that the 2015 conference has ended, it’s time to plan for the 2016 conference in Orlando, Florida. This issue provides information you will need to submit your proposals in the "Call for Proposals."

We encourage our members, local and state affiliates to participate in or initiate celebrations to commemorate the 25th Anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act, to be celebrated July 26, 2015. You will note it was a lengthy process marked by bipartisan support.

LDA is in the forefront of providing information that affects students with LD and ADHD. This issue is no exception with information on IEPs and school transfers that will be helpful if you're planning a move or your child is changing schools. Included also is a "Summary of Performance" for students graduating from high school, and an article on transitioning to work from an academic setting.

An update on the progress of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), formerly known as No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is provided and you won’t want to miss the report from the Healthy Children Project with news on “Mind the Store” and “Safer Chemicals Healthy Families” initiatives.

Shirley Hilts-Adams
Editor, LDA Today

President’s Message

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Affiliate Support/Membership

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Transitioning to Work: A Critical Process for Students with Learning Disabilities

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ESEA Process Slower but Still on Track

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LDA 2015 Awards

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Recap of the 2015 LDA Conference

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25th Anniversary Approaching for the Americans with Disabilities Act

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“Market Pressure” Campaigns: Asking Retailers to “Mind the Store” Results in Safer Products

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Giving Thanks

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Summary of Performance for Students Exiting High School

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IEPs and School Transfers

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