LDA 52nd Annual International ConferenceStart planning today to bring family, friends and co-workers to the 2015 LDA Conference in Chicago, IL, to learn and discover how we can advocate and work together to create new opportunities for children and adults with learning disabilities.
Healthy Children ProjectLearning Disabilities Association of America created the Healthy Children Project to raise awareness, promote policies and practices, and to build a nationwide network of LDA members to protect children's health and reduce toxic exposures.
Join LDA Today!The Learning Disabilities Association of America believes that every person with learning disabilities can succeed in school, at work, in relationships, and within the community–when provided the right supports and the right opportunities.
Shop Amazon SmileWhile everyone is busy shopping at this time of year - or all year round - LDA can now benefit from those who shop online at Amazon.com. AmazonSmile Foundation will donate a portion of your purchases to benefit LDA.
Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary JournalCommitted to the study of learning disabilities through all stages of life, this journal provides the most current information on research, practice, theory, issues, and trends to broaden understanding and improve quality of life.
If you are a parent or teacher of a child with a learning disability – or have learning disabilities yourself – you are not alone.
The good news is that the Learning Disabilities Association of America is here to help! Since 1963, LDA has provided support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals with cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources. These services make LDA the leading resource for information on learning disabilities.
LDA 52nd Annual International Conference
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Gina (Terrasi) Gallagher and Patricia (Terrasi) are sisters who share a love of wine, humor, and writing (excluding checkwriting). They are also among the growing number of parents raising children with disabilities. Inspired by the success of their sisterly heroines, Mary Kate and Ashley, and fed up with listening to parents brag about their “perfect children” and never asking about theirs, the sisters decided to seek therapy by writing a book. So in 2006, they self-published their first book, Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid! The Movement of Imperfection, which explores the humorous, heartwarming side of raising an imperfect child… Read More »
Betsy Beaumon is the VP and General Manager of the Global Literacy Program at Benetech, a Silicon Valley nonprofit with a vision to serve humanity through technology. Her largest social enterprise service is Bookshare, an online accessible library serving over 300,000 users with print disabilities. She also runs Route 66 Literacy, a service for adolescent and adult beginning readers, as well as the DIAGRAM Center, an R&D center focused on accessible images and math. Ms. Beaumon is an authority on digital accessible materials in education and coined the phrase “born accessible,” imagining a future in which all content, including mathematical… Read More »
Protecting Students with Disabilities: FAQs about Section 504 and the Education of Children with Disabilities
What is Section 504? Section 504 is a federal law designed to protect the rights of individuals with disabilities in programs and activities that receive Federal financial assistance from the U.S. Department of Education (ED). Section 504 provides: “No otherwise qualified individual with a disability in the United States . . . shall, solely by reason of her or his disability, be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance . . . .” The Section 504 regulations require a school district to provide… Read More »