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Safer Products, Healthy Kids Day April 11th

No child should be exposed to chemicals linked to learning disabilities, cancer, obesity, or

reproductive problems.

But children's health is threatened every day by dangerous chemicals in their homes, like

phthalates in toys, chlorinated flame retardants in furniture, parabens in shampoo, and BPA in food packaging.

We’re taking the next step to identify and take action on the worst of the worst chemicals

that harm children’s health.

Please join us for our Safer Products, Healthy Kids Day, and tell YOUR legislators you want safer products.

Thursday, April 11th

8am at the Augusta State House

Please RSVP here if you can join us!


Free Trainings, Sign-up Today!

New trainings for parents, students, and educators! You can join us in-person, virtually at a location near you, or check out the training videos online, including our most recent Ed Tech training video. Our new distance-learning program provides live, two-way sight and voice communication between presenters and their audiences.

Syntiro is presenting the trainings on behalf of LDA of Maine. To learn more, check our website or click on the links below to register for that workshop.

Videos of each training will be posted to our website after each training series is complete. Our training videos page now has our Educational Technicians which includes a toolkit to help

students learn, intervention strategies, tools to improve student literacy, and more.

I.E.P.'s 101 - Support for Parents

This learning session is designed for Parents.

Do you struggle with educational jargon? Are you confused by the paperwork your child brings home? Come meet with other parents and learn more about special education. This cost free event is an opportunity for parents to ask questions and increase their understanding of the educational process.

• What is an I.E.P. (Individual Education Plan) and how does it support my child?

• Who are the members of an I.E.P. team?

• What happens at an I.E.P. meeting?

• I.E.P. Do's and Don'ts & tips for a more successful I.E.P.

Bangor Motor Inn, Bangor – May 1, 2013
UMPI, Presque Isle – May 2, 2013
Aucocisco School, Cape Elizabeth – May 8, 2013
4:00 - 7:00 p.m. (Registration 3:30 p.m.)


Exploring Tools that Reduce Bullying:

What is Working in Maine Schools

This learning session is designed for school administrators, teachers, and

guidance counselors.

Are you looking for:

• a better understanding of the new bullying law, LD 1237, in Maine?

• new tools to help students actively participate in creating safer schools?

• an opportunity to meet with peers and evaluate your schools response to bullying?

• clear research based strategies that help students understand the appropriate steps to

take when

they experience or see bullying?

• the opportunity to learn and explore with peers in a safe, supportive, learning


Bangor Motor Inn, Bangor, April 9, 2013

Machias High School, Machias, April 11, 2013

UMPI, Presque Isle, April 23, 2013

Manchester Elementary School, Manchester, April 30, 2013

4:00 – 7:00 p.m. (Registration 3:30 p.m.)

For more information, please visit our trainings webpage.

Find these e-newsletters helpful? Please share with your friends and like us on Facebook. A donation of any amount is also greatly appreciated. Just click the donate now button below and help us continue these trainings and fight for safe products, including BPA-free food.

Tracy Gregoire
Learning Disabilities Association of Maine


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