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Dear Supporter,

Do you know a child with a learning or attention issue that struggles with self-esteem?  Ever wondered how to foster that child’s self-esteem while reducing anxiety?

Join us November 15th for our annual meeting with guest speaker, author and advocate Amanda Morin.

Thursday November 15th 6:00-7:30pm
34 Hutcherson Drive Gorham, ME 04038
(at the Goodwill offices; park in the lot to the right and follow the signs)

Free and open to the public. Light meal and dessert provided.

Presentation by Amanda Morin:
Building Self-Esteem and Calming Anxiety for Kids with Learning and Attention Issue

Positive self-esteem can make a big difference for children with learning disabilities and ADHD. When children value themselves, they’re more likely to self-advocate. Here’s the good news: we know that kids who get the support they need can thrive. Learn the differences between anxiety and stress, and explore ways to manage them. You'll also learn practical strategies that can be used to help develop and maintain positive self-esteem.

Registration appreciated to help us with food planning, but not required.

About our speaker:

Amanda Morin is an author, speaker, parent advocate and former early childhood educator. Ms. Morin worked in classrooms and as an early intervention specialist for 10 years. She currently works as a writer, in-house expert and Content Development Manager for the Understood for Parents and Understood for Educators programs.

Ms. Morin has written for and served as an expert resource for numerous outlets, including NPREd, Education Week, Associated Press (AP), The Atlantic, Washington Post, Parenting Special Needs Magazine, and more. She is the author of three books: The Everything Parent’s Guide to Special Education, The Everything Kids’ Learning Activities Book and On-the-Go Fun for Kids: More Than 250 Activities to Keep Little Ones Busy and Happy—Anytime, Anywhere!

Morin received a bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Maine and special education advocacy training from the Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates. She is also on the Professional Advisory Board of Matan and a member of the Education Writers’ Association. We are excited to have Amanda on our LDA of Maine Board. Welcome Amanda!

Please join us November 15th and share with your colleagues, friends, and family!

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Tracy Gregoire
Learning Disabilities Association of Maine

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