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The We Connect Now website was created to serve college students with disabilities.

One of the goals of this site is to help college students with disabilities to succeed in their studies by getting the information and support they need, both through resources, links, blogs latest news, studying existing laws and regulation and through personal contacts.

People can share and read other people’s stories as a source of support and comfort, and take action by writing blogs, hosting an event or becoming involved in politics by knowing about upcoming legislation.

Through the jobs section, people with disabilities can get help with employment through job posting and job searching tips.

Founded in 2008.




LymeAid 4 Kids Provided $345,400 in Grants Since 2004

Now Accepting Applications for 2019

About LymeAid 4 Kids (LA4K) – The Lyme Disease Association started LA4K fund in 2003 and has helped children all over the U.S. and in Canada. Developed with the help of author Amy Tan, the fund is for children who do not have/receive insurance coverage for Lyme disease treatment for children and have economic difficulties. Donations can be made on-line to LDA help this LA4K fund as there are so many applicants, the fund does run out of money frequently.

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Total Funds distributed since 2004 totals $345,400

 

Click here for LymeAid 4 Kids Grant Application

In 2018, 7 applicants were awarded grants for a total of $7000:
1 Pennsylvania
2 Maryland
1 North Carolina
1 Tennessee
2 Mississippi

In 2017, 18 applicants were awarded grants for a total of $17,400:
4 Oregon
5 Connecticut
1 New York
1 Pennsylvania
4 Maryland
1 Indiana
1 Kansas
1 Idaho

In 2016, 45 applicants were awarded grants for a total of $45,000:
6 New York
2 Ohio
2 Oregon
1 Texas
5 California
1 Illinois
2 North Carolina
1 Michigan
1 Mississippi
2 Tennessee
5 New Jersey
7 Virginia
4 Pennsylvania
3 Massachusetts
1 Maine
1 Connecticut
1 Florida

In 2015, 26 applicants were awarded grants for a total of $26,000:
6 Maine
4 Ohio
1 Connecticut
1 Michigan
2 Washington
2 New York
1 Illinois
1 North Carolina
3 Indiana
1 California
1 Oklahoma
3 Oregon

In 2014, 9 applicants were awarded grants for a total of $9000:
1 Texas
1 Washington
1 Wisconson
1 Maryland
1 Illinois
2 Connecticut
1 New York
1 California

In 2013, 11 applicants were awarded grants for a total of $9,000:
5 California
1 New Jersey
2 New York
1 Wisconsin

In 2012, 11 applicants were awarded grants for a total of $11,000:
3 Idaho
1 Illinois
1 Iowa
2 New York
1 Massachusetts
1 Tennessee
1 Wisconsin
1 Florida

In 2011, 35 applicants were awarded grants for a total of $35,000:
1 British Columbia
3 California
2 Connecticut
2 Georgia
5 Iowa
4 Illinois
2 Massachusetts
2 Missouri
1 New Hampshire
4 New Jersey
1 New York
3 Ohio
2 Pennsylvania
1 Rhode Island
1 Texas
1 Washington

In 2010, 29 applicants were awarded grants for a total of $29,000:
3 California for a total of $3,000
5 Connecticut for a total of $5,000
1 Georgia for a total of $1,000
3 Illinois for a total of $3,000
1 Maine for a total of $1,000
1 Missouri for a total of $1,000
2 New Hampshire for a total of $2,000
3 New Jersey for a total of $3,000
4 New York for a total of $4,000
1 Pennsylvania for a total of $1,000
1 Rhode Island for a total of $1,000
1 South Carolina for a total of $1,000
3 Virginia for a total of $3,000

In 2009, 20 applicants were awarded grants for a total of $20,000:
4 Connecticut for a total of $4,000
3 Massachusetts for a total of $3,000
1 Rhode Island for a total of $1,000
2 New Jersey for a total of $2,000
2 California for a total of $2,000
2 New York for a total of $2,000
3 Pennsylvania for a total of $3,000
2 Nevada for a total of $2,000
1 British Columbia for a total of $1,000 

In 2008, 36 applicants were awarded grants for a total of $36,000:
1 Ohio for a total of $1,000
1 Rhode Island for a total of $1,000
1 Maine for a total of $1,000
3 Massachusetts for a total of $3,000
6 New York for a total of $6,000
1 Tennessee for a total of $1,000
2 California for a total of $2,000
2 Pennsylvania for a total of $2,000
4 Connecticut for a total of $4,000
1 Florida for a total of $1,000
4 Kansas for a total of $4,000
1 New Hampshire for a total of $1,000
4 Texas for a total of $4,000
3 Georgia for a total of $3,000
2 New Jersey for a total of $2,000

In 2007, 45 applicants were awarded grants for a total of $45,000:
1 California for a total of $1,000
6 Connecticut for a total of $6,000 
1 Florida for a total of $1,000
2 Georgia for a total of $2,000
4 Illinois for a total of $4,000
3 Indiana for a total of $3,000
1 Iowa for a total of $1,000
2 Massachusetts for a total of $2,000* 
3 New Hampshire for a total of $3,000 
1 New Mexico for a total of $1,000 
5 New York for a total of $5,000
2 Ohio for a total of $2,000
8 Pennsylvania for a total of $8,000
1 Rhode Island for a total of $1,000
1 Texas for a total of $1,000 
1 West Virginia for a total of $1,000 
1 Wisconsin for a total of $1,000
2 Canada, (have US doctors) for a total of $2,000

*$780 of this total was not used and returned to the fund

In 2006,19 applicants were awarded grants for a total of $19,000:
1 Connecticut for a total of $1,000 
3 Pennsylvania for a total of $3,000 
8 Massachusetts for a total of $8,000 
3 New York for a total of $3,000
1 California for a total of $1,000
1 Arizona for a total of $1,000
1 Maryland for a total of $1,000
1 Illinois for a total of $1,000 

In 2005, 28 applicants were awarded grants for a total of $28,000: 
2 Rhode Island for a total of $2,000
1 Texas for a total of $1,000
2 New Jersey for a total of $2,000
1 Maine for a total of $1,000
6 California for a total of $6,000
3 Massachusetts for a total of $3,000
5 Connecticut for a total of $5,000
2 New York for a total of $2,000
4 Pennsylvania for a total of $4,000
2 Canada (have US doctors) for a total of $2,000

In 2004, 9 applicants were awarded grants for a total of $9,000: 
1 West Virginia for a total of $1,000
3 Texas for a total of $3,000
2 Connecticut for a total of $2,000
1 Massachusetts for a total of $1,000
1 Illinois for a total of $1,000
1 North Carolina for a total of $1,000

For more information on LymeAid 4 Kids click here




Top 10 LDA Resources To Deal With Ticks

We are constantly trying to provide products and services to help raise awareness.  Please take a few minutes and review what the LDA’s top picks on its website have been over the years.

 Click on pictures for links to web pages.

TickLES (Kids’ 14 min prevention video)


Order Free Brochures (limited to 200)
       
 

Other Tick-Borne Diseases (co-infections)

Dr. Referral (connect to Lyme-literate doctors nationally)
       
  How A Tick Can Make You Sick (prevention PowerPoint geared to kids, schools & scouts)    Lyme Disease Case Maps (where & how much US Lyme)
       
  Medical Photos (ticks, rashes and microscropic images)    How to Remove a Tick & Prevention
       
  Public Service Announcements (free PSAs for your own use)   LDA Printable Materials

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Public Service Announcements For You to Share

The Lyme Disease Association has prepared video and audio public service announcements which we are presenting here for you to view, listen to and use for any educational purposes.

A 30 Second Radio PSA on Lyme Disease

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Mary McDonnell Public Service Announcement

Star of the Peabody Award Winning TV show BattleStar Galactica worka with the LDA to develop a public service service announcement on Lyme Disease.

Ms. McDonnell stars as President Laura Roslin in the popular sci-fi series. She has starred in a number of movies including her Oscar-nominated roles in Dances with Wolves and Passion Fish. She serves as LDA’s national spokesperson on Lyme disease.

Click here for video


 The Global Spread of Chronic Lyme Disease 

Click here for video




Columbia Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center

 

Visit New Website:  http://www.columbia-lyme.org/

The national New Jersey-based Lyme Disease Association, Inc. (LDA) and Connecticut-based Time For Lyme (TFL) who are affiliated organizations, partnered with Columbia in the development of this center concept and devoted a large percent of their efforts and resources over 5 years to funding the endowment for the Center. People nationwide contributed to make this effort a success.

The Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center will use the vast resources of Columbia University in New York to bring together various disciplines from within and outside of the university to address fundamental clinical and basic science questions that plague adults and children affected by Lyme disease.

The clinical and research mission includes studies of new diagnostic tests, clinical phenomenology, immunopathogenesis, co-infections, genetic markers of vulnerability, functional and structural brain imaging, neuoropathology of post-mortem brains, and well-controlled studies of new treatments. This Center, the first such facility in the world devoted to chronic Lyme disease, will serve as a national resource, providing pilot grants to researchers nation-wide and focusing the latest scientific technology on helping to resolve the problems of chronic Lyme disease.




National Pesticide Information Center

Funded through a cooperative agreement between Oregon State University and the Environmental Protection Agency. It is staffed by knowledgeable scientists (multi lingual) 7 days/week 6:30am-4:30pm PST to serve as factual unbiased providers of information on pesticide chemistry, toxicology, and environmental fate to all who call.  

(800) 858 7378  

E-mail us: npic@ace.orst.edu   

www.npic.orst.edu    or Spanish   www.npic.orst.edu/es

Free brochures available.

National Pesticide Information Center
Oregon State University
333 Weniger Hall
Corvallis, OR 97331-6502




Columbia Lyme Evaluation Service


The service focuses on patients who are still experiencing symptoms after being diagnosed and treated for Lyme disease and patients who have unexplained psychiatric symptoms that may be due to Lyme or other tick-borne diseases. The goal is to provide a comprehensive evaluation seeking to also rule out other disorders that may cause the multisystemic symptoms.

 

For further information, please contact Dr. Kathy Corbera (212) 543-6508

 

Note:  This evaluation service is NOT part of the Columbia Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center


http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/news/in-vivo/Vol3_Iss09_aug_04/index.html

 

 

 

 

 

 




A Guide to Affordable Psychiatric Medications

Thanks to the New Jersey Psychiatric Association for the following references which include A Patient Guide to Affordable Psychiatric Medications.




Search State Health Departments

Search State Health Departments
The Centers for Disease Control offers the ability to search one or more state health departments for specific keywords or terms. Search terms are referenced against each of the state agencies checked on the search form. Results are returned ordered by state. The CDC offers a general search
only.

 

http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/international/relres.html




Helpful Links

If you click on any of the links below, you will be leaving the LDA website.

 

Federal government site for health resources for citizens

 

Travel Assistance 

Assistance for any patient needing to travel to a distant specialized medical facility for evaluation, diagnosis or treatment.  Patients served are people for whom the cost of long-distance travel for medical care is difficult financially.  http://www.patienttravel.org/


National Association of Hospital Hospitality Houses, Inc. (NAHHH)
NAHHH is an association of more than 150 nonprofit organizations located throughout the U.S. that provide family-centered lodging and support services to families and their loved ones who are receiving medical treatment far from their home communities. www.nahhh.org

 

PubMed/Medline Search
PubMed was developed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) at the National Library of Medicine (NLM), located at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The PubMed database was developed in conjunction with publishers of biomedical literature as a search tool for accessing literature citations and linking to full-text journal articles at web sites of participating publishers. For more information please refer to the PubMed overview.