Learning Disabilities Association of Kansas

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Wednesday October 20, Volume 2

Letter from the President

School is back in full swing and what a wonderful time to take advantage of the upcoming 39th annual Learning Disabilities Conference of Kansas at Johnson County Community College. Last year’s conference was such a hit at JCCC that we decided to have it there again this year, 2009. Mark your calendars and get ready to help us celebrate! This year is LDAK's 39th year of assisting Kansans with Learning Disabilities and we'd like to give YOU a "gift!" Registration is only $39.00! (Membership dues not included.)

LDAK has a NEW WEBSITE! Go to LDAK Website to view. Click on Conference to see information about the upcoming conference including hotel reservations. Parents, Teachers and Students, you won’t want to miss out on this exciting conference. The conference dates are November 12-13, 2009. Thursday evening you can listen to and ask questions of both current and former K-State students with learning disabilities. Friday our Key Note Speaker is Dr. Naomi Zigmond. She has been an active special education researcher and teacher for nearly 40 years. Her focus is on the organization of special education services for students with disabilities in elementary and secondary schools and the impact of program organization on student achievement. Breakout sessions will include information on Transition, Behavior, RTI (MTSS) and much more!

LDAK has a new mailing address: P.O.Box 4603, Olathe, KS 66063 and new e-mail address: LDA.of.KS@gmail.com Looking forward to visiting with you at the conference!

Respectfully Yours,

Cindy Swarner

2009 LDAK Conference

LDAK Conference

Mark your Calendars for the 39th Annual Learning Disabilities Association of Kansas Conference

Where: Johnson County Community College
Overland Park, Kansas
When: November 12-13, 2009

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Deaun Jeter Memorial Scholarship

To aid Kansas LD students in their endeavors to pursue higher education. To stimulate their motivation toward academic achievements. To pen up the possibilities of continued educational achievements. To illustrate that there are no limits to what they can work for.

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RTI State Database Now Available

A thought-provoking, new state database NCRI Website is now available with resources on a number of topics related to response to intervention (RTI). The National Center on Response to Intervention (NCRI), a project funded by the Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP), has collected policy documents and briefs, training modules, and other tools and information developed by states across the country, as they move to implement RTI.

The easy-to-use database includes a tool that allows quick comparison of the states' stages of implementation and the materials they have produced to assist school districts through the process. Discussion boards and a listing of RTI-related events can be found at the main NCRI website NCRI Website

The State Database provides resources on a number of topics related to response to intervention (RTI). The resources, which range from policy documents and briefs to trainings and tools, were developed by states, districts, or territories, in the U.S. who are in different stages of implementing Response to Intervention. Check out the Kansas database for information.

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