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
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2618 SW Arvonia Place
Topeka, KS 66614

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2014 LDAK Conference

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

Saturday, October 3-5, 2014ÂÂ

The 2014 State Conference of the Learning Disabilities Association of Kansas

LDAKWhere 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.

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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

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

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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.

 

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LDA National News

  • Sen. Udall, Senate Leaders Introduce Bill to Ban Chlorpyrifos Nationwide

    MEDIA CONTACT: Maureen Swanson, Healthy Children Project Director, Learning Disabilities Association of America, 724.813.9684 Sen. Udall, Senate Leaders Introduce Bill to Ban Chlorpyrifos Nationwide Legislation endorsed by Learning Disabilities Association of America, one of the plaintiffs fighting Chlorpyrifos in the courts Washington, DC (March 28, 2019) – A day after President Trump’s EPA once again argued for delaying its own ban of chlorpyrifos in court, Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) introduced the Protect Children, Families and Farmworkers from Nerve Agent Pesticides Act, legislation that would ban the dangerous chemical. The Learning Disabilities Association of America calls on Congress to act swiftly to pass… Read More »

    LDA Applauds Bipartisan Bills to fully fund IDEA

    For decades a LDA legislative priority has been the full funding of IDEA. LDA wants to recognize and applaud Senators Van Hollen (D-MD) and Roberts (R-KS) and Representative Huffman (D-CA), Senate and House bill sponsors, as well as their co-sponsors, who have just introduced bipartisan bills to fully fund the IDEA (S. 866 and H.R. 1878). Call or email your Senators and your Representative. Tell them you are a constituent and a member of the Learning Disabilities Association of America, and that you support these bills! If your senators and representative have not yet signed on as co-sponsors, ask them… Read More »

    LDA Condemns Fraud in College Admissions Testing Accommodations

    Pittsburgh, PA, March 12, 2019. Today the FBI announced an investigation, code-named Operation Varsity Blues, that uncovered a network of wealthy parents who paid thousands of dollars to a college-admissions private counselor to boost their children’s chances of gaining entrance into elite colleges. The U.S. Attorney for Massachusetts Andrew Lelling stating, “There can be no separate college admission for wealthy, and I will add there will not be a separate criminal justice system either.” The investigation also revealed that the counselor facilitated the cheating by instructing parents “to seek extended time for their children on college entrance exams, which included having the… Read More »

    LDA’s Healthy Children Project Director: Pa. children deserve better than Andrew Wheeler in the EPA

    LDA’s Healthy Children Project Director, Maureen Swanson, was recently featured in The Philadelphia Enquirer Editorial / Opinion pieces on recent happenings with the Environmental Protection Agency and why our children deserve better. Read the article here…

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