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.
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.
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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.
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LDA Comments on ESEA bill
LDA has spent significant time discussing the major issues surfacing in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA, currently known as No Child Left Behind).
LDA has spent significant time discussing the major issues surfacing in the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA, currently known as No Child Left Behind). The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman, Lamar Alexander (R-TN), issued a draft bill which is expected to be acted on in the Committee in late February. Senator Alexander solicited public comments which were due on Monday, February 2. Read LDA’s comments here.
Education Debate Takes Center Stage The reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA, known currently as No Child Left Behind, NCLB) is eight years overdue. Each chamber of Congress has introduced multiple bills over the last seven years in an attempt to find common ground, but without success. The leadership in the new Congress has indicated both in words and action that they intend to pass a bill this year. To get the process started, Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), the new chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, released a draft bill in… Read More »
LDA Impacts FY 2015 Funding Just at the final hour, the 113th Congress concluded funding for current Fiscal Year 2015 (FY 2015). Among the few wins in that large bill was the partial reinstatement of the “ability to benefit.” Individuals without a high school diploma will be eligible for federal student financial aid, but only if they are enrolled in a career pathway program at a higher education institution such as a community college. Since the provision was completely eliminated several years ago, LDA has been working with members of Congress and other interested organizations to regain eligibility for financial… Read More »