LDA of Kansas

Our Mission

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

Affiliate Contact: Marcia Williams 
(913) 706-1198
Contact Email: marciasu@aol.com
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2014 LDAK Conference

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Saturday, October 3-5, 2014 

The 2014 State Conference of the Learning Disabilities Association of Kansas

LDAK

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.

Download the 2014 Conference Postcard

Conference Location

The conference will be hosted at Johnson County Community College 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

Address

Regnier Center
Johnson County Community College
12345 College Blvd.
Overland Park, KS 66210-1283

Download a 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 Sessions View 10:45 to Noon Speaker Presentations
  • 12:00-1:00 pm - Lunch! (provided) and Visit the Exhibitors!
  • 1:15-2:30 pm - Speaker Sessions 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 Sessions 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

Conference Registration

Register Now 

Not able to make payments online? For additional registration options email ldakemail@gmail.com

 

Keynote Speaker

Conference Speaker

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.

 

LDA National News

  • LDA Calls on Congressional Leaders

    The members of the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) call upon you to issue a bipartisan statement and take whatever action possible to address domestic terrorism as perpetrated by neo-Nazi, white supremacist, and other groups espousing hate and fear.  The language and actions of those groups in Charlottesville do not represent American values and serve to marginalize and terrorize a vast number of people in our wonderful country. Read More…

    LDA Legislative News – July|August 2017

    House Committee Votes Deep Education Cuts Without the advantage of knowing first the total amount they have to spend for the next fiscal year, the House Labor-Health and Human Services-Education Appropriations Subcommittee went ahead to develop a bill for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) $5 billion below the current budget cap.  Within a week after the subcommittee vote, the full House Appropriations Committee approved basically the same bill, which cuts U.S. Department of Education programs by $4.2 billion (6.2%) below the current funding level. This House committee action is just one step in the process of determining final spending levels… Read More »

    LDA Partners with Kula Causes to make your shopping count for LDA

    ATLANTA, GA and PITTSBURGH, PA – The Learning Disabilities Association of America (“LDA”), which offers support for parents, educators, adults with LD and professionals at the national level as well as through a network of state affiliates, is making every shopping transaction count through a new partnership with Kula Causes, Inc. (“kula”) LDA supporters can earn donations for the Learning Disabilities Association of America when they shop their favorite retailers and brands in the kula SED (Shop, Earn, Donate) ecosystem.  Members simply shop through kula’s network of multi-channel retail partners and earn a percent back on each transaction which is then… Read More »

    Toxic Chemicals in Macaroni and Cheese?!

    Toxic chemicals called “phthalates” can harm babies’ brain development and were found in macaroni and cheese powder and in other cheese products! In fact, phthalates were found in eight of nine individual Kraft cheese products tested, and in other companies’ products too. Kraft is by far the largest producer of mac ‘n cheese. LDA is part of a coalition asking Kraft to switch to safer processing and packaging to get these toxic chemicals out of their products and protect our children’s health. Parents and schools should never have to wonder if there are toxic chemicals in the mac ‘n cheese!… Read More »