LDAK is a nonprofit, volunteer organization whose purpose is to advance the education and general well-being of children and adults with learning disabilities.
What are the goals of LDAK?
- To increase public awareness and understanding of learning disabilities
- To support individuals with learning disabilities and their families through information sharing and education
- To develop and promote legislative assistance
- To enhance communication with regular and special educators at all levels
2618 SW Arvonia Place
Topeka, KS 66614
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2014 LDAK Conference
Saturday, October 3-5, 2014Ã‚Â
The 2014 State Conference of the Learning Disabilities Association of Kansas
Where ADHD and LD Meet in KC
Executive Functioning challenges can be the primary cause of frustration for children and adults with ADHD & LD!
At this first ever joint conference co-hosted by ADHDKC & Learning Disabilities Association of Kansas (LDAK), you'll learn new ways to identify the challenges you or your child faces and develop new tools for success!
This conference is open to parents, educators, area professionals and individuals thriving with ADHD and learning differences.
The conference will be hosted at Johnson County Community CollegeÃ‚Â Save the date!
- Friday October 3, 2014 at 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM CDT
- Saturday October 4, 2014 at 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT
- Sunday October 5, 2014 at 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM CDT
Johnson County Community College
12345 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66210-1283
Download aÃ‚Â Map of Johnson County Community College Campus
2014 Conference Schedule
Friday, October 3rd: 5:00 - 7:30 pm - FREE Registration
- 5:00-6:00 pm - Reap the Resources!-Check out our exhibit hall with displays from numerous local ADHD, LD and related service vendors. Interested in being a vendor? Click Here for more information on becoming a vendor/sponsor
- 5:30-6:00 pm - Ice Cream Social-Our sweet conference kick off!
- 6:00-7:30 pm - ADHD & LD Through the Life Span-Prepare to be inspired by the amazing stories of success and resilience from our very special guests!
Saturday, October 4th: 8:00 am -5:30 pm - Registration Fee $75.00
- 8:00 am - Exhibit Hall Open! Enjoy coffee and check out the exhibitors before the fun begins!
- 8:00-9:00 am - Registration
- 9:00-10:30 am - Keynote Speaker Presentation: Chris Zeigler Dendy - Understanding the Impact of ADHD and Executive Function Deficits on Learning and Behavior
- 10:30-10:45 am - Coffee Break and Visit the Exhibitors!
- 10:45-Noon - Speaker SessionsÃ‚Â View 10:45 to Noon Speaker Presentations
- 12:00-1:00 pm - Lunch! (provided) and Visit the Exhibitors!
- 1:15-2:30 pm - Speaker SessionsÃ‚Â View 1:15 to 2:30 Speaker Presentations
- 2:30-2:45 pm - Afternoon Pick Me Up - Visit the Exhibitors!
- 2:45-4:00 pm - Speaker SessionsÃ‚Â View 2:45 to 4:00 Speaker Presentations
- 4:00-5:00 pm Keynote Speaker Presentation - Chris Zeigler Dendy: Understanding the Impact of ADHD and Executive Function Deficits on Learning and Behavior
Sunday, October 5th: 1:30-5:00 pm - Registration Fee $25.00
- 1:30-2:00 pm - Exhibit Hall Open!
- 2:00-5:00 pm - Teacher Workshop: Chris Zeigler Dendy-Eliminating Academic Agony for Students with Executive Functioning Deficits
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Chris A. Zeigler Dendy
During the past forty years, I have been an author and speaker, classroom teacher, school psychologist, mental health counselor, local and state level mental health administrator, lobbyist and executive director of a statewide mental health advocacy organization, and national mental health consultant on children's issues. Perhaps, more importantly, I am also the mother of two grown sons and a daughter with ADHD. As a result of our personal experiences, I was co-founder of Gwinnett CHADD served as their clinical advisor for seven years. I served on the National CHADD Board of Directors from 2000-2005, including terms as secretary and treasurer. I was also inducted into the CHADD Hall of Fame for outstanding contributions to the field.
My first book, Teenagers with ADD and ADHD, 2nd ed., 2006 (TWA), has been extremely popular having sold over 100,000 copies. Subsequently a 350 page book packed with strategies for ensuring school success was released in 2000 as a companion guide to TWA. Teaching Teenagers with ADD, ADHD, and Executive Function Deficits (2011), now in it's second edition, deals exclusively with educational issues that challenge our children. Our book, A Bird's-Eye View of Life with ADD and ADHD, a survival guide written exclusively for teens, preteens, and young adults by other teenagers was released in October 2003 and a second edition in 2006. We have also produced three videos: the newest Real Life ADHD (DVD), and the older onesTeen to Teen: the ADD Experience (VHS), andFather to Father: the ADD Experience (VHS). In addition, I was the lead author for the "CHADD Educator's Manual on ADHD" and was one of the creators of "CHADD's Teacher to Teacher" training modules on ADHD.