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JAN Drives Disability Inclusion in the Workplace with Free Online Accommodation Toolkit

MEDIA CONTACT: Lou Orslene @ 800-526-7234 Ext. 135 or Anne Hirsh Ext. 112 JAN’s Workplace Accommodation Toolkit offers disability-related guidance for U.S. businesses. Morgantown, WV (October 14, 2016) – The Job Accommodation Network (JAN), the leading source of free, expert and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues, has developed an online tool to help U.S. businesses successfully recruit, hire and retain applicants and employees with disabilities. The newest addition to JAN’s suite of products, the Workplace Accommodation Toolkit packages JAN’s deep knowledge into an online platform with the information businesses need to create inclusive workplaces while complying with disability-related… Read More »

Unprecedented Alliance of Scientists, Health Professionals, and Advocates Agree Toxic Chemicals Hurting Brain Development

MEDIA CONTACTS: David Zucker, dzucker@hbbf.org, 917.617.0584 Jennifer Hazelton, Jennifer.hazelton@hbbf.org, 404.368.2533 Unprecedented Alliance of Scientists, Health Professionals, & Advocates Agree Toxic Chemicals Hurting Brain Project TENDR calls for immediate action to reduce toxic exposures in the environment. New York, NY (July 1, 2016) – An unprecedented alliance of leading scientists, health professionals, and children’s health advocates agree for the first time that today’s scientific evidence supports a link between exposures to toxic chemicals in food, air and everyday products and children’s risks for neurodevelopmental disorders. The alliance, known as Project TENDR, is calling for immediate action to significantly reduce exposures to toxic chemicals to protect brain… Read More »

Outstanding Educator Recognized by Learning Disabilities Organization

The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA), a premier source of information, support and advocacy for parents, teachers and individuals, recognized Nancy Hammill of Cherry Hill, NJ as the 2016 Sam Kirk Award recipient at its recent international conference in Orlando.

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Educators, Professionals, Parents and Individuals gather at LDA’s National Conference in Orlando

Assistive technology, diversity and other timely topics will be featured at the 53rd annual international conference of the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) at the World Center Marriott, Orlando, FL, February 15-18, 2016.

This conference attracts educators, administrators, support professionals, parents and adults with learning disabilities from around the country as well as from other countries to take a comprehensive look at issues and best practices in professional preparation and evaluation; advances in research, assessment for learning disabilities, and the transition from school to work or college.

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LDA Takes a Stand on Flint, Michigan Water Situation

A letter to the editor
The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) shares the distress of parents and professionals across the country over the situation in Flint, Michigan. The damage that has been done, and will continue to be done, by the contaminated water supply of Flint, is of immediate concern.

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