On the morning of February 13, 2013, The Winston School San Antonio Color Guard formally opened the 50th annual International Conference of the Learning Disabilities Association of America at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in downtown San Antonio.
Over 1000 professionals in education, psychology, social work, counseling, vocational rehabilitation and other industries are attending the LDA conference that runs from February 13 – 16, 2013. The theme is “50 Years of Service: Advocating, Educating and Supporting.”
Under the direction of Sergeant (Ret.) Richard Gonzalez, select WSSA students train throughout the school year, learn flag etiquette, assist daily with raising and lowering of the colors, present the colors at on-campus events and receive invitations to present the colors at off-campus events.
On the evening of Tuesday, February 12, WSSA co-hosted a reception for conference chairs, LDA board members and conference presenters at the hotel. On the evening of Wednesday, February 13, a conference speaker, Chris Dendy and her husband, moderated a student panel at WSSA entitled, “ADD/ADHD: The Journey from Pre-Teen to Young Adult,” in the school library.
About LDA and WSSA:
LDA’s mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations. LDA believes everyone can succeed at school, at work, in relationships, and in the community—given the right opportunities and supports as needed.
The Winston School San Antonio offers a personalized college preparatory education for students with average to high potential and identified learning differences. A Winston School graduate is confident, well-rounded and a lifelong self-advocate.