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.

13 January 2019

ticktackler lo Watch Tick Video, Then Play Tick Tackler Video Game. Acting under the auspices of an Environmental Protection Agency grant, UMDNJ compiled an expert team to develop the video, TickLES (Tick Learning and Education for Schools) and the Tick Tackler Video Game and make it kid friendly and fun! LDA was a project collaborator and is responsible for hosting the TickLES video and Tick Tackler Game on its website for use by the public, for free. The Lyme Disease Association (LDA) and the Game is not affiliated with Tick Tackler, LLC.

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12 June 2018

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 Smith was invited to the DC office of Congressman Christopher Smith (NJ) to present to officials from the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) information on how Lyme disease impacts school districts. These officials included Duane Gubler, ScD, CDC, Director, Division of Infectious Diseases and David Dennis, MD, MPH, Lyme Disease Program Director. Pat, at the time a Wall Township (NJ) school board member, presented a compilation of data gathered from nine school districts in NJ.

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25 May 2010

You Can Make A Difference to a Child by Reducing Risk of Lyme Disease
Network to Reduce Lyme Disease in School-Aged Children, Washington, DC

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NASN Sch Nurse. 2010 May;25(3):110-3.

Abstract: 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

16 June 2016

2016 BoyScoutTroop66 talkOn June 8, LDA President Pat Smith presented the Powerpoint "How A Tick Can Make you Sick" to all 3 third grades in the Allenwood Elementary School, Wall Township, NJ, and provided the same on June 14 to all five 3rd grades in Newbury School in Howell Township, NJ. In an hour long session, she explained what Lyme is, where it comes from, the 3 types of ticks that cause problems in NJ with many different tick-borne diseases, how to protect against ticks, and how to properly remove a tick.

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10 July 2015

 In June, Lyme Disease Association President Pat Smith presented a powerpoint, How A Tick Can Make You Sick, to the entire Wall NJ Intermediate School student body,  more than 1,000 students, and their teachers 

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23 November 2014

On Nov. 17, Governor Corbett held a ceremonial signing of Senate Bill #177, The Lyme and Related Tick-Borne Disease Surveillance, Education, Prevention Act. The bill includes the first tick surveillance program in Pennsylvania, educational access for affected school children, a prevention focus in the schools regarding children's tick bites on school property, and a new task force to provide recommendations to enhance prevention, educate doctors on current research on these emerging diseases, improve the patient experience, and provide access to more appropriate care in PA.

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