2018 Call for ProposalsLearning Disabilities Association of America is seeking submissions for the 2018 Conference to be held in Atlanta, Georgia on February 21-24, 2018. Anyone wishing to present a poster, facilitate a table talk or present a formal lecture style presentation is invited to submit a proposal.
Save the Date for 2018!We had a great time in Baltimore, but it's time to mark your calendars for Atlanta! February 21 - 24th! Watch here for more information soon!
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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.
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.
President’s Proposed Budget Would Hurt LDA Priorities On March 16, the White House released the president’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (School Year 2018-19), which will begin on October 1, 2017. That budget contains draconian cuts to LDA priority programs, including education, job training, physical and mental health, environmental protection, and juvenile justice. Overall the budget would cut discretionary spending, except for defense, by $54 billion, while increasing defense, homeland security, and veterans’ affairs by an almost equivalent amount. Among the agencies hardest hit are the Departments of Labor and Education and the Environmental Protection Agency. As an example,… Read More »
Manju Banerjee to Serve on Professional Advisory Board of Learning Disabilities Association of America
MEDIA CONTACT: Mary-Clare Reynolds, LDA Executive Director email@example.com, 412.341.1515, ext. 206 Manju Banerjee to Serve on Professional Advisory Board of LDA Pittsburgh, PA (March 28, 2017) – Manju Banerjee, Ph.D., of Putney VT, was elected to a three-year term on the Professional Advisory Board of the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA). Dr. Banerjee is Vice President of Educational Research and Innovation at Landmark College in Putney, VT. A certified diagnostician and teacher-consultant on learning disabilities, Banerjee has over 30 years of experience in the field of learning disabilities, ADHD, and postsecondary disability services. Dr. Banerjee received her doctoral degree from the… Read More »
LDA joined with the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) and 42 other national organizations to file an amicus (“friend of the court”) brief in the Supreme Court case Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District. This case was the first reexamination of the “free appropriate public education” standard by the Supreme Court since the Rowley decision in 1982. Under the earlier case, the Court held that a child received a FAPE when the services provided to her “confer some educational benefit,” and this has consistently been the standard since that decision. The 10th Circuit which heard Endrew below applied a… Read More »