Click on a month below to see scheduled events. The "Go to website" link under each listing provides additional information. For events listings submitted by LD OnLine visitors, please see the forums area.

April 2013

All Month

National Poetry Month

Academy of American Poets

Apr 1

Incight Scholarship Application Due!

Incight awards students with disabilities entering higher education renewable scholarships from $500 to $2,500 annually. The program also offers support in the transition to college, seeking accommodations, and post-graduation. Apply by today for your chance!

Apr 2

World Autism Day

Apr 10

Lecture: Parenting the Sometimes Challenging Adolescent

Do you sometimes struggle to find common ground with your teenage son or daughter? Would you like to discover techniques for fostering conflict resolution and effective communication? Attend this free Lab School lecture by clinical psychologist Dr. Steven Harner, PsyD, to find out more!

Location: Washington, D.C.

Apr 11 - 13

22nd Annual Conference on The Young Child with Special Needs

Are you a parent, educator, medical or mental health professional who provides care for young children with special needs? This conference outlines current research in the field, assessment tools, and strategies for improving the lives of children with special needs.

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Apr 11

Lecture: Social Situations Made Easier

Would you like to help your child with disabilities navigate the social realm? Learn how to help your son or daughter form friendships, join activities, and engage in social behavior at this free Horizon Academy lecture by Brad Epsten, LSCSW.

Location: Roeland Park, Kansas

Apr 12

D.E.A.R. Day

Reading Rockets

Apr 13

LDA of Pennsylvania Spring Seminar

You are invited to take part the Learning Disabilities Association of Pennsylvania's Spring Seminar. This year, Dr. John Harvey will be presenting on the topic of "Overcoming Executive Dysfunction in Individuals with LD, ADHD, and ASD." Register online to secure your spot!

Location: Monroeville, Pennsylvania

Apr 14 - 20

National Library Week

Libraries are a great place to spend quality time and connect with loved ones and friends.

Apr 15

NCLD’s 36th Annual Benefit Dinner

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) will celebrate its 36th anniversary with a benefit dinner. Winners of the Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarships will be recognized on this festive evening commemorating the work of NCLD in bettering the lives of all individuals with LD.

Location: New York City, New York

Apr 22 - 24

Plain Talk About Reading Annual Conference

Center for Development and Learning
New Orleans, LA

Apr 29 - Jan 30

Pacific Rim Conference: Disability and Diversity

The Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity focuses on building a sense of community and providing opportunities for people with disabilities of all backgrounds. This year's conference offers workshops on providing employment resources, lectures on best practices in treatment and research, and discussions of culturally competent care.

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

Apr 30

El día de los niños/El día de los libros

(Day of the Child/Day of the Book)

Apr 30

ING Unsung Heroes Award Application Due!

Attention Special Education Teachers: the ING Unsung Heroes Award serves to provide K-12 educators with the resources to fund their innovative classroom projects. One hundred educators are awarded $2,000, and the top three receive award amounts of an additional $5,000, $10,000 or $25,000.


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