INFORMATION AND SUPPORT GATHERINGS, IN GREENWICH, CT
Meetings are held on the first Thursday of every month from 7pm-8.30pm. Guest speakers share information from their specialty, addressing issues that are of concern to families and individuals living with Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Following the featured speaker presentation we reserve a space for support time, moderated by Angela LaManna, MSW, LCSW a Lyme literate therapist who recognizes the special needs of people suffering from chronic illness due to tick borne diseases. All meetings are held at the C.Carleton Gisborne Room in Greenwich Town Hall, 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich, CT (unless otherwise specified).
In the interest of presenting a wide range of subject matter, information and resources to our attendees, Lyme Talks speakers may hold views and opinions that do not necessarily reflect the views of Lyme Research Alliance.
2014 MEETING CALENDAR, all at 7pm: except March 20:
Dr. Judith G. Leventhal, Cognitive and sensory impairments in tick borne diseases: the role of neuropsychological testing in school and workplace accommodations.
Judith G. Leventhal, Ph.D. is a New York State Licensed Psychologist with specialties in Clinical Psychology, Neuropsychology and Family Therapy. She devotes much of her time to exploring the neuropsychological manifestations of Lyme and associated tick borne diseases in children and adolescents, and the impact on academic and social functioning. Dr. Leventhal has presented her work at numerous professional conferences. She serves on the Board of Directors of the International Lyme and Associated Diseases Society and is on the Medical Advisory Board of the Lyme Induced Autism Foundation. She has held positions in the neurology departments of several teaching hospitals and maintains a private practice in New York City.
July and August, summer recess, no meeting
Thursday, September 4:
Victoria de Toledo, Attorney: Employees’ rights and how the Americans with Disabilities Acts applies to employees with Lyme disease in the workplace.
Victoria de Toledo handles employment and personal injury cases. In the employment area, she represents individuals who have been terminated, as well as employees who need assistance or protection in their current employment. She represents clients with claims involving age discrimination, sexual harassment, sex/gender discrimination and disability discrimination.
Thursday, October 2nd:
Robert Giguere, Director of Sales for Igenix Laboratories, Palo Alto, Ca: Laboratory testing for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.
Mr. Giguere will present information on the various reasons why testing procedures can be problematic as well as new information to help medical professionals better evaluate test results regardless of the testing labs.
Angela LaManna and Christel Autuori, RDH, RYT,MA, Integrative Health Coach, Registered Yoga teacher, and Reiki Master. Practical coping skills for patients and caregivers.
Peggy Emro, Integrative Manual Therapy and Lyme Disease
Check for latest information at www.LymeResearchAlliance.org or call (203)-969-1333 during office hours.
The support group is free of charge.
To hear audio recordings of previous Lyme Talks, click here.
- Town of Greenwich Health Department
- Greenwich Hospital
- City of Stamford Health Department
- Lyme Research Alliance, Inc.
Connecticut Turnpike (I-95) to Exit 3 (Greenwich Avenue/Arch Street); turn right (left if coming from New York) at the traffic signal at the end of the ramp onto Arch Street and follow through the traffic signals bearing left at the "Y" intersection onto Soundview Drive; bear right at the top of the hill onto Field Point Road; the Town Hall is the third building on the right. Address: 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich, CT.
From the Merritt Parkway
Merritt Parkway (Connecticut Route 15) to Exit 31 (North Street); at the end of the exit ramp, from the North turn right (left if coming from New York) onto North Street and follow through the traffic signal, bearing left onto Maple Avenue (a "T" intersection; turn (bear) right at the next traffic signal onto Route U.S. 1 (East Putnam Avenue); turn left at the seventh traffic signal (Greenwich Library on right) onto Field Point Road, and continue on Field Point bearing right at the West Elm Street intersection. The Town Hall is on the immediate left just past the West Elm Street intersection. Address: 101 Field Point Road, Greenwich, CT.