LDA 53rd Annual International Conference
Plan ahead for Orlando!Bring family, friends and co-workers to Orlando to learn & discover how we can advocate & work together to create new opportunities for children & adults with learning disabilities.
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.
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.
Help Your Child Stay on Track this SummerWhat are 2 of the biggest issues during summer? First, it’s nearly three months without school and you’re concerned about the dreaded “Summer Slide”. Second, “Mom, I’m bored! What can I do now?” We can help you solve both issues!
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.
Exhibit at the 2016 Conference
Do you want to reach out to educators, parents, administrators, and others who work with Learning Disabilities? Explore options for sponsorship, advertising and exhibiting at our annual conference.
Advocates Mark 25th Anniversary of ADA On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed into the law the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The effort to end institutional discrimination against individuals with disabilities was a true bipartisan effort, with Republican Senator Lowell Weicker as the Senate sponsor and Democratic Representative Tony Coehlo sponsoring the House version. Now on the 25th anniversary, the ADA continues to provide protections for individuals with disabilities in hiring, public accommodations, healthcare, education and other arenas and has served as a model for other countries as they move to enact similar laws. While… Read More »
Deal Needed to Save Education Funding Congress has begun its deliberations on spending – “appropriations,” in congressional parlance – for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 which begins on October 1, 2015. The first step in the long process involves consideration of funding bills by the 12 appropriations subcommittees, one of which is Labor-Health and Human Services-Education. That bill contains most all the programs LDA follows. The House Labor-HHS-Education subcommittee led off in mid-June with passage on a party-line vote of a draconian bill that would significantly reduce spending for most education programs. Overall funding for discretionary programs in the Department… Read More »
by Linda R. Hecker When I talk with educators across the country, they often lament that students don’t read much anymore, especially in the face of ubiquitous social and multimedia distractions. Even students with intact decoding and fluency complain that reading is just too hard, not worth the effort. Why is reading such a challenge for so many? One often overlooked factor is the role that executive function plays when we engage with text. Broadly put, executive function (EF) describes the cognitive processes that regulate self-directed behavior toward a goal. Anytime we plan, prioritize and organize; maintain effort and focus over… Read More »