LDA of California

CaliforniaCalifornia Association of Neurologically Handicapped Children (CANHC) was founded in 1960 by a group of concerned parents and professionals. In 1974, CANHC became affiliated with the national organization, ACLD (Association for Children and Adults with Learning Disabilities), and eventually became CANHC-ACLD, then ACLD of California. In 1989 the names of the national and state organizations were changed to LDA (Learning Disabilities Association) to be more easily found by parents, adults with learning disabilities, and professionals in need of their services.

LDA-CA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization of parents, professionals, and adults with learning disabilities. Its purpose is to promote and support the education and general welfare of children and adults of potentially normal intelligence who manifest learning, perceptual, and/or behavioral handicaps.

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808 West Balboa Blvd.
Newport Beach, CA 91767

Affiliate Contact: Louise Fundenberg 
(949) 673-5981
Contact Email: fundybeach@yahoo.com
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LDA National News

  • #GetArsenicOut Campaign

    Did you know that there is arsenic in baby cereal?  Infant rice cereal has 6 times more arsenic than other kinds of infant cereal.  Any level of arsenic is dangerous and health risks include a link to learning disabilities in children. Brooks Applied Labs* in Bothell, WA tested more than 100 samples of infant rice. The report found that overall, oatmeal, barley, buckwheat, organic quinoa, wheat and rice-free multigrain baby cereals contained much lower amounts of inorganic arsenic than rice cereals. What can parents do now? Avoid infant rice cereal and choose oatmeal or multigrain cereal instead. If you need to eat rice… Read More »

    Atlanta Here We Come!

    by Ann Kornblet, 2018 General Conference Chair Atlanta here we come!! One of LDA’s favorite conference venues is ready to once again host the International Conference. All activities will be held at the Hilton Atlanta in beautiful downtown Atlanta. Many thanks to LDA Program Co-Chairs, Jennifer Harkins and Loreena Parks, the Program Committee members and LDA Committees for putting together the very best Program yet! 150 sessions are offered over four days.  Hats off to LDA of Georgia President, Joan Teach, and the hard- working Georgia volunteers.  They have worked to bring you the southern hospitality Atlanta is known for… Read More »

    [LDA Action Alert] Tell Your Senators to VOTE NO on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

    Background: On November 16, the House of Representatives passed its version of a tax bill. Now the Senate is finalizing its own version. Both bills are extremely damaging because they: Increase the deficit significantly to provide tax cuts that disproportionately benefit the wealthiest Americans and corporations. May trigger cuts in mandatory programs, such as Medicaid, Medicare, and Supplemental Security Income – including also possibly eliminating the Vocational Rehabilitation State Grant program – if there aren’t enough savings in required program cuts to offset the increased deficit. The Senate bill is worse than the House bill in one significant way: It… Read More »

    LDA Signs on as a Friend-of-the-Court in LSAT Accommodations Case

    The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) has signed on as an amicus (friend-of-the-court) in a brief filed by Jo Anne Simon, PC, on November 3, 2017 with the U. S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Read More >>

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