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.

January 5, 2022 Connie Parr, APN, CPNP, Past President, Learning Disabilities Association of America kicks off 2022 speaking on Bullying Victimization.  We are very excited to have Dave Carson, author, be our next  guest speaker on Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 7 p.m. central time. Dave Carson was diagnosed with a learning disability at the age of 25. He flunked out of three schools before finally graduating college. Dave will provide practical strategies for students going to college.

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