LDA of Maine

The Learning Disabilities Association of Maine is the Maine state affiliate of LDAA serving children and adults with specific learning disabilities, their families, professionals, and community members since 1980.

In March of 1963, parents of children with learning disabilities from local support groups developed a national organization which was incorporated in 1964 as the Association for Children with Learning Disabilities (ACLD). From those beginnings, the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDAA) has grown to serve tens of thousands of members with learning disabilities, their families and the professionals who work with them.

As the Maine affiliate of LDAA, the Learning Disabilities Association of Maine (LDA-ME) is the only nonprofit family organization whose mission is to provide support, education, and advocacy statewide to individuals with learning disabilities and co-existing disorders. Our Board of Directors and committee members are composed of individuals with learning disabilities, their parents, and concerned professionals.

Our services are free to youth with learning disabilities and their families thanks in part to funding provided by the Maine Department of Special Education.

P O Box 1013
Windham, ME 04062

Affiliate Contact:  
(877) 208-4029
Contact Email: info@ldame.org
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Affiliate News & Events

LDA National News

  • LDA Legislative News – April 2016

    ESSA Negotiated Rulemaking Success Unclear The top priority for the chairmen of the House and Senate education committees for the remainder of the year is the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).  Enacting the comprehensive bipartisan bill in December 2015 was a major accomplishment after several previous attempts had failed over the last eight years.  Now the focus is on ensuring States implement the law as Congress intended, and the U.S. Department of Education clarifies that intent without going beyond the statutory requirements. The negotiated rulemaking process (described in detail in the March issue of LDA Legislative News)… Read More »

    2017 Call for Proposals

    Learning Disabilities Association of America is seeking submissions for the 2017 Conference to be held in Baltimore, MD February 16-19, 2017. Anyone wishing to present a paper, conduct a workshop, provide an informational session, or make a formal presentation is invited to submit a proposal. Read more here

    LDA takes Action on Flint Crisis

    One of the main reasons individuals join LDA is its strong advocacy for the health, safety, and education of children. When LDA learned of the dire situation with the water supply in Flint, Michigan, and the serious effects of high lead levels on children, a workgroup of LDA members sprang into action to support families in that community. Members of the LDA Public Policy Committee and the Professional Advisory Board (PAB) joined together to compose a letter (click here to see the letter) that has been sent to national news media including the New York Times, Washington Post, and the… Read More »

    LDA Mourns the Loss of President Nancie Payne

    It is with a very heavy heart that LDA announces the passing of our President and fearless leader, Nancie Payne. Nancie, who would have finished up her two-year term as President during our Orlando Conference next month, died December 27th after a courageous six-year battle with cancer. Over the years, Nancie served at various levels in LDA, including being a member of the Professional Advisory Board, as well as serving on several committees such as Adult Topics (Chair), Conference Program (Chair twice), Finance (Chair), and Support Services. She also served on the Board of the LDA of Washington state affiliate. She embodied… Read More »