LDA Calls on Congressional Leaders

The members of the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) call upon you to issue a bipartisan statement and take whatever action possible to address domestic terrorism as perpetrated by neo-Nazi, white supremacist, and other groups espousing hate and fear.  The language and actions of those groups in Charlottesville do not represent American values and serve to marginalize and terrorize a vast number of people in our wonderful country. Read More…

Parent Scholarships Available for 2017 Annual Conference in Baltimore

Parent Scholarships LDA is pleased to announce a limited number of scholarships available, to be awarded to parents/guardians of children in grades K-12, for our 54th Annual International Conference. PROCEDURES FOR NOMINATIONS Complete application and submit it online, via mail or email, with accompanying paperwork no later than Wednesday, November 23, 2016. Print Application can be found here. Online Application can be found here. Brief essay (no more than 250 words) indicating why you want to attend this conference, must accompany application. Winners will be notified no later than Monday, December 5, 2016. The scholarship includes the cost of the registration fee. The… Read More »

Parent Scholarship Application Form

Teacher Scholarship Application Form

2016 Airport Transportation

The major airport servicing Orlando is Orlando International Airport (MCO).  More than 40 scheduled airlines provide nonstop services from more than 100 U.S. and international destinations.  You can also access the Orlando Sanford International Airport (SFB), located 18 miles northeast of Orlando and approximately 45 minutes from area attractions. Mears Motor Shuttle offers a convenient and affordable transfer between Orlando International Airport and the Orlando World Center Marriott.  LDA has negotiated a discounted rate for the conference. Download the coupon  and present it to the Mears Motor Shuttle agent to receive the conference discount of $4 off the round trip… Read More »

2016 Orlando World Center Marriott Information

All of LDA’s conference events will take place at the Orlando World Center Marriott Resort, where your stay will be enriched with out-of-this-world services and stellar amenities.  This resort is near Walt Disney World® and allows leisure and business travelers to retreat to an environment ideal for unwinding and being productive. Experience this Orlando resort’s Falls Pool Oasis, featuring two 200-foot winding waterslides, a 90-foot speed slide, kid’s splash park and multiple pools. We are very pleased you will be joining us at LDA this year and look forward to seeing you soon. Orlando World Center Marriott 8701 World Center… Read More »

2017 Conference Registration Fees

Online registration will be open soon. For budgeting purposes, the registration rates for 2017 will be as follows: Full 4 Day Registration Early Bird*:     LDA Member – $315            Non Member – $465 Regular:          LDA Member – $350            Non Member – $500 Student:           LDA Member – $110             Non Member – $160 Single Day Registration Early Bird*:     LDA Member – $190            Non Member – $240 Regular:          LDA Member – $215    … Read More »

Adult Success Stories

Get inspired by adults who overcame their learning disabilities to find happiness and success in their lives. Dan Spencer, USFWS biologist Dan Spencer shares how struggling with his disability brought him to where he is today. Dan had a love of the outdoors from a young age and his He shares his story of how he was able to use his love of the outdoors to his advantage to raise public awareness and reach as many learning disability affected individuals as possible. Dan’s blog chronicles his struggles and the positive outcomes in his life despite his learning disabilities. View Dan’s… Read More »

AT 101: Understanding and Advocating for Assistive Technology

Upcoming Webinar AT 101: Understanding and Advocating for Assistive Technology Presented by: Carolyn P. Phillips, Director of Tools for Life Join us on Thursday, September 18 at 7pm EST. Space is limited! Register and log in early! AT 101: Understanding and Advocating for Assistive Technology Assistive technology can mean different things to different people depending on their disability and can be both low tech and high tech. Join LDA as Carolyn Phillips, Program Director and Principal Investigator of Tools for Life, provides an easy to understand overview on the basics of Assistive Technology (AT) and how it can benefit individuals… Read More »

Rights and Responsibilities of College Students with Learning Disabilities (LD)

Download/Print Rights and Responsibilities of College Students with Learning Disabilities Info Sheet Legal Rights of College Students with LD Academic accommodations are required by law for eligible college students with LD. Accommodations are changes in the learning and testing environments that give college students with LD an equal opportunity to learn. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and its amendments (ADAAA) require that reasonable accommodations be made available to college students who have current documentation of learning disabilities and who request learning and/or testing accommodations. Student Responsibilities Student responsibilities include the following: To self-identify as a person with a disability… Read More »

Transitioning from College to Work

Download/Print Transitioning From College To Work Info Sheet Transitioning from college to work is a process. Students must begin this process early and be able to transfer knowledge of their learning disability (LD) into the world of employment. Students should consider the following: What do I think the impact of the LD will be on my job performance? How or when should I disclose my LD? Do I know the typical accommodations made in the workforce? What kinds of social demands and interactions will I have? Students must recognize the disability’s impact on career choices. Knowledge of the disability and… Read More »

FREE Webinar: Diagnosing and Managing Learning Disabilities in ADHD Adults

Join LDA President, Nancie Payne, Ph.D., as she hosts the Diagnosing and Managing Learning Disabilities in ADHD Adults webinar sponsored by ADDitude Magazine on June 12, 2014, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Time (12 p.m. to 1 p.m. CDT and 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. PDT). Dr. Payne, president of LDA of America, is currently the CEO/President of Payne & Associates, Inc., assisting children and adults with non-apparent disabilities and providing professional development throughout United States and Canada. In this free webinar, Dr. Payne will address the following topics: Is it a learning disability or ADHD? The right… Read More »

Nominating Committee Seeks Recommendations for 2015-2016 Officers and Board of Directors

The work to develop a slate of officers and board of directors for presentation at the LDA 2015 Assembly of Delegates in Chicago is underway! The Nominating Committee is looking for candidates with new ideas, energy, leadership and teambuilding skills as prospective leaders for our organization. A commitment to work for the goals of LDA is a requirement for those who will fill those positions. Nomination forms will be distributed soon. Your help is needed to find outstanding candidates and recommend these individuals to the Nominating Committee. The Board of Directors is the governing body of LDA that enacts policies,… Read More »

Keep it Green with LDA!

LDA is Earth Friendly Did you know that LDA is now sending your membership renewal notices via email?  We are trying our best to do our part in staying green and sending all LDA notices (including your membership renewal notice), updates, and news through email. Please add the following email addresses to your “Safe Sender” lists to continue to receive the latest news from LDA: Membership Renewal Information and Welcome Notices:                    wordpress@ldaamerica.org LDA Latest Updates and News:                         info@ldaamerica.org   Forget your LDA… Read More »

To These Teachers, We Say THANKS!

In the spring of 2014, LDA began an “Honor Your Teacher” appeal.  We asked our friends to give thanks to all of the great teachers that have touch their children’s live or even their own and made a lasting impact.   Here are their special messages:   Kristin Malock, Washington Elementary School, Pennsylvania “Mrs. Malock made my daughter want to go to school every day! She was truly an inspiration in my child’s education!” — Mary-Clare Claire Richardson, Western Branch Middle School, Virginia “Claire has five of her own children and teaches SPED (children with LD). Her daughter Kaitlya just graduated… Read More »


Adult Literacy Reading Programs

A well-trained teacher or tutor in an adult literacy program should be trained in at least three methods, including the multisensory approach, which has proven to be effective for adult students with learning disabilities. A multisensory method uses a combination of visual, auditory and tactile-kinesthetic instruction to enhance memory and learning. Following is a list of multi sensory structured language programs.This list does not include every available adult literacy reading program; however, many of the programs listed are based on the “Orton Gillingham-Stillman Approach.” This approach is often described as the grandfather of many successful multisensory reading programs. Literacy Reading Programs… Read More »