LDA of Florida

LDA is an organization of parents and professionals working to help students with disabilities succeed with a focus on prevention, early and effective intervention and a successful transition to adult life. Our goals are to insure that students with learning disabilities are well represented in the State of Florida accountability system and school choice initiatives. Our focus will be on helping to develop a system that helps our students succeed, gets their required funding and aligns the state, district, school and IEP Goals. To initiate a Healthy Childrens Project that helps the next generation to be born healthy and ready to succeed. To build a larger and more effective Learning Disabilities Association of Florida by serving both existing, prospective members and the community with value added programs from birth, through the school years and transition to college and careers.

Chartered in 1964 by a group of concerned parents, the Association for Children with Learning Disabilities was formed on behalf of children with learning disabilities. Now known as the Learning Disabilities Association of America. The association has over 50,000 members and state chapters in all 50 states.

The association serves parents and professionals with learning disabilities.

7100 W. Camino Real, Suite 215
Boca Raton, FL 33433

Affiliate Contact: Cathy Einhorn and Mark Halpert 
561-247-0221
Contact Email: cathyeldafl@gmail.com
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Affiliate News & Events

The 53rd Annual International Learning Disabilities Association Conference will be held in Orlando, Florida February 15-18, 2016. Join us to learn more about specific learning disabilities as well as what is happening specific to the laws in the state of Florida. For more information about registration visit the, LDA 53rd Annual International LDA Conference page.

Hope to see you in Orlando!

LDA National News

  • Groups Appeal EPA’s Refusal To Ban Dangerous Pesticide

    MEDIA CONTACT: Maureen Swanson, Healthy Children Project Director, Project TENDR Co-Director, Learning Disabilities Association of America Chlorpyrifos is linked to long-term damage in children’s developing brains Pittsburgh, PA (June 6, 2017) –Today, a dozen health and labor organizations represented by Earthjustice filed an administrative appeal to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, urging the federal government to ban chlorpyrifos, a widely used agricultural pesticide that has been linked to reduced IQ, loss of working memory and attention deficit disorder in children. It is up to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to decide the appeal. This direct appeal to the EPA appeal was filed… Read More »

    Retailers to child care programs must act to provide non-toxic products, new report finds

    Retailers selling directly to early care and education programs, including child care programs and Head Start, need to do more to screen out harmful chemicals, a new report to be released Monday finds. The report released today by the Getting Ready for Baby coalition, “Selling Safer Products for Early Care and Education,” is the first assessment of these niche retailers who target directly to early care and education programs, including child care and preschools. It assessed policies on chemicals in products they sell, and how transparent retailers were, and found: While nearly all (22 of 24) retailers use certifications to identify chemically-safer… Read More »

    Regional Workshops 2017

    Removing Roadblocks and Creating Pathways: Supporting Children with LD/ADHD in the Classroom and at Home LDA is proud to present two regional workshops with appropriate tracks for both Parents and Professionals this fall in Dallas, Texas and Nashua, New Hampshire! Who should attend? General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, School Administrators, Parents, Caregivers and Anyone who wants to learn more about helping children with learning disabilities. For Professionals: Removing Roadblocks – Understanding and Supporting Students with LD/ADHD in the Mainstream Classroom. Featured Speakers: Allen Broyles, LDA Board of Directors, Assistant Head of School, The Children’s School, Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Scott… Read More »

    Members In Action:

    Kimberley Spire-Oh, Esquire
    West Palm Beach, FL
    LDA of Florida co-president

    I have recently been on a campaign to get attention to the problems with current school choice policies and proposals for expansion of privatization of schools. It started out as a simple op-ed in The Palm Beach Post. This led to conversations with reporters from The New York Times and National Public Radio (NPR). I also found a general inquiry for someone to talk to EdWeek about the subject. Although I wasn’t directly quoted in the articles included here, I was able to give them extensive information, including legal background on the issues surrounding school choice policies and current proposals for expansion… Read More »