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LDA engages in an array of ongoing collaborative activities that support the organization’s work on behalf of individuals with learning disabilities.

These activities include:

Educating All Learners Alliance (EALA)

Coronavirus is posing unprecedented challenges to public schools around the country. To help ensure the continuity of special education services during remote instruction and to spotlight best practice approaches for schools and educators, an alliance of national education organizations has come together to ensure equity for all learners.

 EALA represents a dynamic alliance of non-partisan groups deeply committed to the success of students with disabilities. While advocacy may be an aspect of partners’ work, EALA will not take a position on policy issues.

Visit the EALA website.

Healthy Children Project

Learning Disabilities Association of America created the Healthy Children Project in 2002 to:

  • raise awareness of toxic chemicals that can harm brain development, contributing to learning disabilities and behavior disorders.
  • promote policies and provide guidance to prevent toxic chemical exposures, especially among pregnant women and children.
  • build a nationwide network of LDA members working to protect children’s health and reduce toxic exposures that may lead to learning disabilities in current and future generations.

Visit the Health Children Project website.


15 nonprofit organizations, including LDA, have joined forces to support parents of the one in five children with learning and attention issues throughout their journey. With the right support, parents can help children unlock their strengths and reach their full potential. With state-of-the-art technology, personalized resources, free daily access to experts, a secure online community, practical tips and more, Understood aims to be that support.

Visit the Understood website.

Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD)

A coalition of approximately 100 national disability organizations working together to advocate for national public policy that ensures the self determination, independence, empowerment, integration, and inclusion of children and adults with disabilities in all aspects of society.

Visit the CCD Website.

IDEA Partnership

The IDEA Partnership is a participatory process that reflects the collaborative work on common interests and issues of more than 50 national organizations, technical assistance providers, and organizations and agencies at the state and local level.

Explore the collections of information and the tools for participation developed by cross-stakeholders to support your work with children and youth.

National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD)

A national committee of representatives of organizations committed to the education and welfare of individuals with learning disabilities.

Visit the NJCLD website

Children’s Behavioral Alliance

A group of organizations concerned about the provision of positive behavioral supports and mental health services for students with significant social, behavioral and/or emotional needs.

Download the “In The Best Interests of All” Position Paper (PDF)

LDA works with environmental and other health-affected groups through the Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) (900 organizational and individual members nationwide) and its 90-member work group, the Learning and Other Developmental Disabilities Initiative (LDDI). LDA is also an active member of the Children’s Health and the Environment Partnership, a national alliance of over 80 organizations.