Although neurologic Lyme disease is known to cause cognitive dysfunction in adults, little is known about its long-term sequelae in children. A Controlled Study of Cognitive Deﬁcits in Children With Chronic Lyme Disease* Felice A. Tager, Ph.D., Brian A. Fallon, M.D., John Keilp, Ph.D., Marian Rissenberg, Ph.D., Charles Ray Jones, M.D., Michael R. Liebowitz, M.D Received August 7, 2000; revised […]
Lyme: Kids & Schools
Information on Lyme disease to educators and students is vital so that children with Lyme disease are understood by their teachers and their peers, and they are given proper educational accommodations by the school. Since children are at the highest risk of acquiring the disease, they need materials on prevention. LDA also provides monies for children without insurance coverage from its LymeAid 4 Kids fund.
The LDA sponsored a congressional forum with Congressman Robert Andrews (NJ) and Pat Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association, Inc. gave this talk to the NJ congressional delegation who attended. Education is the key to the future. I am sure everyone in this room agrees with that statement. Yet we have in this country today a […]
Presented by Pat Smith Between Jan 1, 1996 and December 31, 1997, NJ had almost 4000 newly reported cases of LD. These cases are only the ones that fit the Centers for Disease Control, CDC, criteria for surveillance. Many more people were actually diagnosed by physicians with estimates from some medical professionals indicating that the […]
This link contains a pdf of the NJ Lyme Disease Curriculum Guidelines adopted in the mid-90s by the NJ State legislature under 18A, NJ education law (see law below). It is the only state-adopted Lyme curriculum in the US. The curriculum is still in place (note: reference materials cited in the Guidelines are old, but […]
The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) has provided in-service training to NJ school districts since 1992. The LDA has been a registered Professional Development Provider for the State of NJ since the year 2000, providing development in the area of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. LDA has a number of resource people who help develop […]