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:

Healthy Children Project

LDA receives support from the John Merck Fund to promote grassroots prevention activities aimed at reducing human exposure to toxic chemicals in the environment. Such exposures are linked to increased incidence of learning disabilities and ADD/ADHD

Visit the Health Children Project website.


For the first time ever, 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.

Read the information on LD topics developed by NJCLD’s member organizations

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.

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