April 20, 2004
At our recent NLDA symposium (held March 5-6, 2004, in the Grosvenor Hotel in South San Francisco), Kelly McCarthy, our current president, announced the creation of the "Sue Thompson Scholarship", which would be bestowed each year to a deserving member of the NLD community (parent, professional, or person with NLD). The scholarship recipient would be decided upon by the Symposium Scholarship Committee, and the benefit of the scholarship is a complimentary registration to the symposium.
Instructions on applying for the scholarship will be finalized at a later date and posted online at www.NLDA.org. Donations should be made out to NLDA, with the notation "Sue Thompson Scholarship", and sent to NLDA, 2446 Albany Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117.
We truly wish to honor Sue's memory in a meaningful way. Her contributions to the NLD community were fundamental to the growth of NLDA into a national organization, and to raising awareness of and support for those who deal with NLD on a daily basis. She will be sorely missed.
Sherry White, NLDA Board, Registrar, NLDA Symposium 2004