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Thursday, April 23, 2009

My Apologies ~ Learning Disabilities Conference Day

Talk about short notice. Mea culpa.

But the Annapolis Valley Regional School Boards' Learning Disabilities Conference Day is this week, Saturday, April 25th, to be exact.

You can find more details here but the speaker is Rick Lavoie, M.A., M.Ed.


Rick Lavoie has served as an administrator of residential programs for children with special needs since 1972. He holds three degrees in Special Education and has served as an adjunct professor or visiting lecturer at numerous universities including Syracuse, Harvard, Gallaudet, Manhattanville College, University of Alabama, and Georgetown. His numerous national television appearances include: CBS Morning Show, ABC Evening News, and Disney Channel Presents.

Rick serves as a consultant on Learning Disabilities to several agencies and organizations including Public Broadcasting Service, New York Times, National Center for Learning Disabilities, Girl Scouts of America, Child Magazine, and WETA. He is a member of the Professional Advisory Board of the Learning Disabilities Association of America.

Rick has delivered his message to over 500 thousand parents and professionals throughout North America. He has the distinction of having delivered Keynote Addresses for all three of the major special needs advocacy organizations in the United States (Learning Disabilities Association, Council for Exceptional Children, Children with Attention Deficit Disorder).

I can't seem to find where I saw it but I believe the title of Mr. Lavoie's talk is Unlocking The Key to Motivation, which, if you have a child with a learning disability, might just grab your attention.

Sorry, if it's too late but for more information, or to register, contact: Gail Demmings, Student Services Division Annapolis Valley Regional School Board (902) 538-4638 gail.demmings@avrsb.ednet.ns.ca

Probably sooner rather than later would be good.

1 comment:

Christian said...

Christian Lindstrom from LD OnLine here. If you've never seen Rick Lavoie speak, I hope you'll have the chance to go. He never fails to bring me to tears with the unbelieveable compassion he has for our kids. You can get a sense of what he's like here: http://www.ldonline.org/columnists/lavoie