May Awareness LDA Guest Blogger Brian Dashore: “How My Differing Childhood Experiences Impacted My Educational Life”…. I clearly recall running at baseball practice when my left leg started to drag. I was only 6 years old, and I just kept trying to run. A burning sensation ran up to my pelvis. My coach thought I pulled a muscle and sent me home … After a battery of tests including nuclear full body bone scans and 20 tubes of blood, they put me in a wheelchair […]
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.
Background of 1992 CDC school study of children on home instruction by Pat Smith, published in the Lyme Times, Summer 2006 (used with permission) In March 1992, LDA president Pat […]
The Lyme Disease Association of New Jersey, now LDA, was successful in 1995 in having the following laws adopted in New Jersey, which developed Lyme disease curriculum guidelines for use […]
Featured in the updated 2019 The ABC’s of Lyme Disease –
Network to Reduce Lyme Disease in School-Aged Children, Washington, DC ……. Early detection is critical since you are on the front lines when educating school staff and students. You, as the school nurse, can make a huge difference in a child’s life by providing guidance on Lyme disease prevention, detection, and treatment to your school staff, as well as the parents of the community [….]
We in the Lyme world all know that tick-borne diseases are caused by complex organisms that can affect just about any part of the body, and we realize that the […]