LDA visualizes a world in which learning disabilities are universally understood, so all individuals are accepted, supported, and empowered to live a self-determined life.
LDA’s mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities through support, education, and advocacy.
What LDA Does To Accomplish Its Mission
- Promote Prevention
We believe that the number of individuals affected by learning disabilities can be reduced with an effective, comprehensive prevention plan. We encourage research that seeks to identify the causes of learning disabilities and disseminate research findings which could lead to the reduction of the incidence of learning disabilities.
- Foster Research in Best Practices
We encourage ongoing research efforts into recognition, assessment and intervention strategies throughout the lifespan. We monitor and disseminate these research findings.
- Encourage Identification
Too many people go through life unidentified. We advocate for early identification, which increases the possibility of successful intervention. We will continue to advocate for access to identification throughout the lifespan.
- Support Intervention
We strongly support best practice interventions for individuals with learning disabilities throughout the lifespan.
- Protect Rights
We are committed to advocating for and protecting the rights of all individuals with learning disabilities. This includes legislative advocacy for laws to improve and preserve the rights of all individuals as well as individual advocacy.