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

  • Groups Appeal EPA’s Refusal To Ban Dangerous Pesticide

    MEDIA CONTACT: Maureen Swanson, Healthy Children Project Director, Project TENDR Co-Director, Learning Disabilities Association of America Chlorpyrifos is linked to long-term damage in children’s developing brains Pittsburgh, PA (June 6, 2017) –Today, a dozen health and labor organizations represented by Earthjustice filed an administrative appeal to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, urging the federal government to ban chlorpyrifos, a widely used agricultural pesticide that has been linked to reduced IQ, loss of working memory and attention deficit disorder in children. It is up to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to decide the appeal. This direct appeal to the EPA appeal was filed… Read More »

    Retailers to child care programs must act to provide non-toxic products, new report finds

    Retailers selling directly to early care and education programs, including child care programs and Head Start, need to do more to screen out harmful chemicals, a new report to be released Monday finds. The report released today by the Getting Ready for Baby coalition, “Selling Safer Products for Early Care and Education,” is the first assessment of these niche retailers who target directly to early care and education programs, including child care and preschools. It assessed policies on chemicals in products they sell, and how transparent retailers were, and found: While nearly all (22 of 24) retailers use certifications to identify chemically-safer… Read More »

    Regional Workshops 2017

    Removing Roadblocks and Creating Pathways: Supporting Children with LD/ADHD in the Classroom and at Home LDA is proud to present two regional workshops with appropriate tracks for both Parents and Professionals this fall in Dallas, Texas and Nashua, New Hampshire! Who should attend? General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, School Administrators, Parents, Caregivers and Anyone who wants to learn more about helping children with learning disabilities. For Professionals: Removing Roadblocks – Understanding and Supporting Students with LD/ADHD in the Mainstream Classroom. Featured Speakers: Allen Broyles, LDA Board of Directors, Assistant Head of School, The Children’s School, Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Scott… Read More »

    Members In Action:

    Kimberley Spire-Oh, Esquire
    West Palm Beach, FL
    LDA of Florida co-president

    I have recently been on a campaign to get attention to the problems with current school choice policies and proposals for expansion of privatization of schools. It started out as a simple op-ed in The Palm Beach Post. This led to conversations with reporters from The New York Times and National Public Radio (NPR). I also found a general inquiry for someone to talk to EdWeek about the subject. Although I wasn’t directly quoted in the articles included here, I was able to give them extensive information, including legal background on the issues surrounding school choice policies and current proposals for expansion… Read More »