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Events of note for the NLD Guide community:

Fall 2005: Proposed colloquy on "Music and Chess Therapy for Children with NLD and Autism," October 2005, hosted in conjunction with the Learning Disabilities Assoc. of Pennsylvania (LDAP) Conference

Potential participants being contacted:
James Haines, Ph.D Elizabethtown College Dept. of Fine and Performing Arts One Alpha Drive Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2298 (717) 361-1289 James Haines, PhD, MT-BC

Jean Anthony Gileno, PhD, MT-BC Immaculata College Department of Music PO Box 697 Immaculata, PA 19345-0697 (610) 647-4400 x3490

Paul Nolan, MCAT, MT-BC Drexel University Hahnemann Creative Arts in Therapy Program-Music Therapy 245 North 15th Street, MS 905 Philadelphia, PA 19102-1192 (215) 762-6927

Ron Gross, educator, Lancaster School District

Janus School, Mount Joy, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Music Academy, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Nov 19-21, 2004: 6th Annual American Music Therapy Association Conference, Austin Texas

Theme: Moving Forward with Music Therapy

Oct 15-16, 2004: Learning Disabilities Association of Pennsylvania, New Cumberland, PA, Holiday Inn

Presenters cover many areas, including NLD, autism, and occupational issues.

July 6-9, 2004: National Association of Pastoral Musicians, Eastern Regional Convention, Loews Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

While indirectly related, an intriguing session on Tuesday, July 6 9:00 to noon, covers: Developing the Musically Independent Child: Hands-on participation increases the development of the musically independent child, utilizing the principals of audiation. Presented by Cynthia Taggert.

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