Mary-Clare Reynolds, LDA Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org, 412.341.1515, ext. 206
Leading Authority Edward Hallowell, M.D. Keynotes
Conference on Learning Disabilities Feb. 16-19 in Baltimore
Pittsburgh, PA (January 17, 2017) – One in five children struggle with learning disabilities (LD) and attention issues. The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA), founded in 1963, is uniquely qualified to assist individuals with LD and their support systems in finding solutions to maximize potential across the lifespan. LDA's 54th Annual International Conference on February 16-19 at the Baltimore (MD) Marriott Waterfront is a comprehensive resource for parents, educators, adults with LD, and professionals.
Edward Hallowell, M.D., world-renowned speaker and leading authority on ADHD, is the keynote speaker for the opening session, No Brain is the Same, No Brain is the Best, Each Brain Finds Its Own Special Way, on Thursday, February 16th.
Dr. Hallowell is a child and adult psychiatrist and NY Times bestselling author. A graduate of Harvard College and Tulane Medical School, he is a retired faculty member of Harvard Medical School and the founder of The Hallowell Centers. The author of twenty books on various psychological topics and ADHD, Hallowell has appeared on Oprah, Dr. Oz, Good Morning America, and many other national television shows.
Sessions throughout the week are related to adults with LD, transition, advocacy/public policy, assessment/evaluation, cultural diversity, early childhood, instruction, legal justice, mental health, parents/families, post-secondary, professional preparation, related disorders, technology, and urban education. These sessions feature speakers from across the country who are the leading experts in their fields. The exhibit hall will include vendors from software companies to private schools to summer camps and much more.
Patricia Lillie, LDA Board President, says, "We are excited to have Dr. Hallowell as our opening speaker at the 2017 Annual Conference. It will be a real treat for our attendees to hear such a respected expert who believes in a 'strength-based approach to treating ADHD and other cognitive and emotional conditions.' We appreciate Understood.org for their sponsorship of Dr. Hallowell."
Register by January 30, 2017 to receive early bird rates. See conference and registration information at https://ldaamerica.org/events/a
About the Learning Disabilities Association of America:
The Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) is a non-profit organization of parents, professionals and adults with learning disabilities providing support, information, and advocacy on behalf of individuals with learning disabilities. For further information go to www.ldaamerica.org.