Kefferstan elected to Learning Disabilities Association of America Professional Advisory Board

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Robert-Kefferstan-SQUARE3.jpgDr. Robert Kefferstan, professor of education at Waynesburg University, was recently elected for a three-year term to the Professional Advisory Board of the Learning Disabilities Association of America.

Kefferstan was nominated by Dr. Doris Johnson, Professor Emerita at Northwestern University, at a recent full board meeting. This marks his first election to the Professional Advisory Board.

“I am excited about working with leaders in the field on matters of national significance for funding, legislation and services for individuals with learning disabilities,” said Kefferstan. “In working with other members of the Professional Advisory Board, I hope to join the conversation about direction for the association as we work with parents, students, adults, teachers, medical and educational researchers, state departments of education and legislators to improve the lives of those with learning disabilities.”

The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) is a national network of volunteers with thousands of members including individuals with learning disabilities, their families and the professionals who work with them. LDA is the largest non-profit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities. It has more than 100 state and local affiliates throughout the United States and members from countries around the world.

The membership advocates for the almost three million students with learning disabilities and also for adults affected by learning disabilities. The state and local affiliates work continuously for individuals with learning disabilities, their parents and the professionals who serve them.

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 accomplishes its goals and objectives through its services, board of directors, staff, professional advisory board, collaborative activities, position papers and the Learning Disabilities Foundation of America.

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Contact: Ashley Wise, Communication Specialist
724.852.7675 or awise@waynesburg.edu