News Releases

National Center for Learning Disabilities, Learning Disabilities Association of America Call on DeVos to Divest in ADHD Company, Citing Harmful Conflict of Interest

MEDIA CONTACTS: Marcia Griffith- Pauyo with NCLD: (646) 616-1210, mg@ncld.org Myrna Mandlawitz with LDA: (202) 686-1637, mrmassociates@verizon.net National Center for Learning Disabilities, Learning Disabilities Association of America Call on DeVos to Divest in ADHD Company, Citing Harmful Conflict of Interest Washington, DC (January 30, 2017) – The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) and the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) are calling on U.S. Secretary of Education nominee, Betsy DeVos, to immediately withdraw her significant financial holdings in Neurocore to avoid a conflict of interest and the appearance of impropriety. Neurocore is a company that claims – without any rigorous research… Read More »

Executive Function and the Reading Brain Keynote

MEDIA CONTACT: Mary-Clare Reynolds, LDA Executive Director mcreynolds@ldaamerica.org, 412.341.1515, ext. 206 Executive Function and the Reading Brain Keynote Learning Disabilities Conference in Baltimore, Feb. 16-19 Pittsburgh, PA (January 24, 2017) – Leading researchers in two primary areas of importance to educators, professionals, parents, and individuals with learning disabilities will bring their findings and knowledge to the Learning Disabilities Association of America’s (LDA) 54th Annual International Conference on February 16-19 at the Baltimore (MD) Marriott Waterfront. “Executive Function: A Foundation for Learning and Adaptation” will be addressed on Friday, Feb. 17, by Philip Zelazo, Ph.D., the Nancy M. and John E. Lindahl Professor… Read More »

Leading Authority Edward Hallowell, M.D. Keynotes Conference on Learning Disabilities Feb. 16-19 in Baltimore

One in five children struggle with learning disabilities (LD) and attention issues. The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA), founded in 1963, is uniquely qualified to assist individuals with LD and their support systems in finding solutions to maximize potential across the lifespan. LDA’s 54th Annual International Conference on February 16-19 at the Baltimore (MD) Marriott Waterfront is a comprehensive resource for parents, educators, adults with LD, and professionals. Read more…

LDA Responds to Houston Chronicle Investigation

In response to the article, Denied: How Texas Keeps Tens of Thousands of Children out of Special Education (Houston Chronicle, Sept. 11, 2016), the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) is expressing concerns about the harmful implications of placing a cap of 8.5 percent on the number of students identified as needing special education in Texas… Read More »

Unprecedented Alliance of Scientists, Health Professionals, and Advocates Agree Toxic Chemicals Hurting Brain Development

MEDIA CONTACTS: David Zucker, dzucker@hbbf.org, 917.617.0584 Jennifer Hazelton, Jennifer.hazelton@hbbf.org, 404.368.2533 Unprecedented Alliance of Scientists, Health Professionals, & Advocates Agree Toxic Chemicals Hurting Brain Project TENDR calls for immediate action to reduce toxic exposures in the environment. New York, NY (July 1, 2016) – An unprecedented alliance of leading scientists, health professionals, and children’s health advocates agree for the first time that today’s scientific evidence supports a link between exposures to toxic chemicals in food, air and everyday products and children’s risks for neurodevelopmental disorders. The alliance, known as Project TENDR, is calling for immediate action to significantly reduce exposures to toxic chemicals to protect brain… Read More »

Outstanding Educator Recognized by Learning Disabilities Organization

The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA), a premier source of information, support and advocacy for parents, teachers and individuals, recognized Nancy Hammill of Cherry Hill, NJ as the 2016 Sam Kirk Award recipient at its recent international conference in Orlando.

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Educators, Professionals, Parents and Individuals gather at LDA’s National Conference in Orlando

Assistive technology, diversity and other timely topics will be featured at the 53rd annual international conference of the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) at the World Center Marriott, Orlando, FL, February 15-18, 2016.

This conference attracts educators, administrators, support professionals, parents and adults with learning disabilities from around the country as well as from other countries to take a comprehensive look at issues and best practices in professional preparation and evaluation; advances in research, assessment for learning disabilities, and the transition from school to work or college.

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LDA Takes a Stand on Flint, Michigan Water Situation

A letter to the editor
The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) shares the distress of parents and professionals across the country over the situation in Flint, Michigan. The damage that has been done, and will continue to be done, by the contaminated water supply of Flint, is of immediate concern.

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