May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month, bringing with it a wide variety of educational events in the New England states. IPNE member Dorothy Kupcha Leland, co-author of the recently published When Your Child Has Lyme Disease: A Parent’s Survival Guide, will be speaking and/or signing books at a number of Lyme patient education events in the coming weeks.
· April 30, Wiscasset, Maine. Midcoast Lyme Disease Support & Education Conference. http://midcoastlymediseasesupport.blogspot.com/p/conference.html
· May 7, Binghamton, NY. Lyme Disease Conference at Binghamton University. http://www.southerntierlymesupport.org/
· May 11, Hyde Park, NY. Dutchess County Legislative Tick Task Force workshop at the Wallace Center, on the Franklin D. Roosevelt Estate. For more information, contact the Dutchess County Legislative office at (845) 486-2100.
· May 17, Cambridge, MA. Bi-monthly meeting of Lyme support group sponsored by the Dean Center for Tick-Borne Illness.
· May 19, Danbury CT. 10th Annual Lyme Connection Patient Conference and Health Fair, Western Connecticut State University. www.LymeConnection.org.
· May 21, Worcester, MA. Central Mass Lyme Disease Conference. http://centralmasslymeconference.com
When Your Child Has Lyme Disease: A Parent’s Survival Guide offers practical strategies for parents coping with what can be a complex and puzzling illness. It gives advice on finding the right medical care, coping with treatment, developing effective boundaries with others who don’t understand what your family is going through, advocating for your child’s educational needs and managing day-to-day family life.
It is co-authored by Sandra Berenbaum, LCSW, a Connecticut psychotherapist who counsels Lyme patients and their families, and Dorothy Kupcha Leland, a mother and national activist who writes the blog Touched by Lyme.
More about the book and its authors at www.lymeliteratepress.com.