Monday, March 3, 2008

LDA Interview: Ron Hume, NCO Executive Director

Press Release:

NCO Executive Director Hume Speaks at LDA Conference in Chicago

Naperville - Ron Hume, Executive Director of NCO Youth & Family Services will be presenting at the 45th Annual International Conference of the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA of America) on February 27 – March 1, 2008 in Chicago. The annual conference is attended by over 3000 individuals including; professionals, educators, researchers and parents from across the United States and fifteen foreign countries.

Hume will be presenting workshops on the topics of Learning Disabilities and the Juvenile Justice System: Practice to Policy, presented with Detective Dave Parr of the North Aurora Police Department, Bradley Bittan, an attorney from Denver, CO and David Admire, J.D. from Bethany College in Lindsborg KS. This session will cover from the street to the courtroom and beyond addressing the unique features of the individuals with learning and attention disabilities in the justice system.

Hume will also present a session entitled “It’s not Just an Academic Problem” addressing how individuals who struggle with learning and attention difficulties often experience a complex array of social, emotional and behavioral problems. They session will explore this complicated and confusing puzzle that is often so problematic in the family, school or work and community.

Hume serves on the LDA of America Board of Directors and as its chair for the Justice System/Mental Health Committee.

NCO Youth & Family Services is a private, not-for-profit human service agency supported, in part, by United Way. Services include sliding-fee counseling for youth, adults and families, 24-hour crisis intervention for runaways/lockouts, temporary and long-term shelter for boys 13-17 years as well as transitional housing programs for young adults 18-21 years. Also provided are prevention education programs serving children k-12 and families as well as parent mentoring and youth leadership programs. NCO has offered services to youth & families in DuPage and Kane Counties as well as surrounding communities for more than 37years. (More)

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