Learning Disabilities Association of Indiana’s 35th Annual LD & ADHD Conference

LDA of Indiana’s Conference has assembled state and national professionals to present high-quality topical workshop sessions that share current ideas, innovative and researched based approaches to teaching which are designed to improve the education and lifelong outcomes for students with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders.

Indianapolis, IN, September 29, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Learning Disabilities Association of Indiana’s 35th Annual State LD & ADHD Conference

Friday, November 6, 2009

Ritz Charles Conference Center, Carmel, IN

LDA of Indiana will host their 35th Annual State LD & ADHD Conference this Fall. Since 1974, their annual conference has grown into Indiana’s largest educational forum focusing on learning disabilities and attention deficit hyperactivity disorders. The conference is a day long event and is attended by public and private school teachers from the special ed and regular ed fields, administrators, parents, psychologists, counselors, tutors, advocates, educational consultants and other related service specialists from communities across Indiana.

Twenty educational workshops are planned for this event and include:

Algebra Readiness for Young Learners.
Really Terrific Interventions for Differentiating for ADHD Learners.
The Nuts and Bolts of Psychological and Educational Testing.
Why Try? Effective Dropout Prevention.
Top Secret Skills Your Student Needs to Transition to Adulthood!
Handwriting Can Become a Natural and Automatic Skill!
Could It Be Your Healthy 20/20 Eyes?
If You Have A "Condition" Section 504 May Be For You.
Kick It Up a Notch!...Make Math Simple.
Write On, Everybody.
Assistive Technology: Help Students Set it Up and Watch Them Grow!
The Effective IEP Goal Process.
Making Sense of (RtI) - Response-to-Intervention.
Understanding Discipline Policy Relating to the Student with Special Needs.
Understanding Learning Disabilities and Finding Hope.
Reading and the Brain: Cognitive Skills Play in Reading Success.
Auditory Processing Disorders in Children.
Evidence-Based Tier 1 Learning Strategies for Middle and High.
Dual Coding: Imagery in Language and Literacy Development for Secondary Students.

A feature of the conference is an awards luncheon that will honor four outstanding Indiana students with learning disabilities or attention deficit disorders, along with recognizing an exceptional parent, teacher, administrator and community service provider for their commitment to the service and support of students with LD/ADHD. The featured luncheon speaker this year will be Samantha Abeel from Muncie, Indiana. Ms. Abeel is an author of two award wining books and a public speaker and will share her personal story and give a unique first person glimpse into the life and experiences of an individual with a learning disability. Ms. Abeel gives an inspiring message about awareness, promoting positive self-esteem, advocacy and hope.

Pre-Registration rates start at $130 for Professionals, $85 for a Parent, $130 for two Parents, $70 for College Students. A limited number for scholarships are available. Attendees registering by Oct. 16, will receive a copy of Ms. Abeel’s book free. Add $15 for late and on-site registrations. Registration includes conference materials and the luncheon.

Professionals have the option of earning CRU’s and CEU professional development credits for full day attendance. Additional activities include an on-site Bookstore hosted by Barnes and Noble, with a 20% discount off all sales, and door prize drawings that are scheduled at the conclusion of the conference. Advertising Opportunities for educational vendors, organizations and service providers are available in the LDA-IN resource binder, registration bags and website-to-website linking

For further information, conference program, registration or advertising, visit the LDA of Indiana website or contact Kathy, Conference Chair, 574-272-3699, M-F, 9am-6pm.

Learning Disabilities Association of Indiana
Kathy Klawiter, Conference Chair