Announcing The Janet W. Lerner Memorial Speaker Series for Parents

All of the sessions in the series are free thanks to the generosity of the Lerner Family.

All sessions will be virtual via zoom

Dr. Janet W. Lerner is considered the mother of specific learning disabilities and wrote the first
seminal textbook on the topic, Learning Disabilities and Related Disabilities, which is now in its
13th edition. She was Professor Emeritus at Northeastern Illinois University where she served as
Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Special Education. She received the J.E.
Wallace Wallin Special Education Lifetime Achievement Award from the Council for
Exceptional Children and was awarded the Romaine P. Mackie Award from the Pioneers
Division of CEC. Janet was a longtime active member of the Learning Disabilities Association
of America and LDA Illinois.

Series begin on October 25, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. The first presenter will be Lisa Dieker, Pegasus Professor and Lockheed Martin Eminent Scholar Chair, University of Central Florida. Lisa Dieker topic for the evening will be “Learning to Let Your Child Lead His/Her Future: Advocacy and Success of Individuals with Differing Abilities”.

For more information see our event page.