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

  • Members In Action: Kimberley Spire-Oh

    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. I started with an op-ed in The Palm Beach Post, which led to being contacted by The New York Times, National Public Radio (NPR), and I also responded to a general inquiry from EdWeek. Although I have not been directly quoted in these articles, I was able to give them extensive legal background, and many of the stories that are being featured are my clients. New York Times: Special Ed School Vouchers and the… Read More »

    How is LDA Doing in 2017?

    by Pat Latham, Past LDA President As a Past President of LDA, I have had the opportunity to be involved over the years and would like to briefly reflect on the state of LDA in 2017. LDA’s Mission Statement is as follows: “LDA’s mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations.” I believe LDA has been effective in carrying out its mission and, over the years, has worked hard to increase its effectiveness. Overall, LDA is well positioned in 2017 to continue moving forward successfully in… Read More »

    Learning Disabilities Association of America says EPA Decision not to Ban Dangerous Pesticide Ignores Established Science and Puts Children at Greater Risk for Learning, Attention, and Behavior Disorders

    MEDIA CONTACT: Maureen Swanson, Director Healthy Children Project, mswanson@ldaamerica.org, 724.813.9684, Project TENDR website: http://projecttendr.com/ Learning Disabilities Association of America says EPA Decision not to Ban Dangerous Pesticide Ignores Established Science and Puts Children at Greater Risk for Learning, Attention, and Behavior Disorders Pittsburgh, PA (March 30, 2017) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to allow the dangerous pesticide chlorpyrifos to continue to be used on farm fields and crops puts children and future generations at greater risk of learning and developmental disabilities, attention and behavior disorders, according to the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA). In 2016, a group of nearly… Read More »

    LDA Legislative News – March 2017

    President’s Funding Proposals Would Seriously Harm LDA Priorities On March 16, the White House released the president’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (School Year 2018-19), which will begin on October 1, 2017.  That budget contains draconian cuts to LDA priority programs, including education, job training, physical and mental health, environmental protection, and juvenile justice.  Overall the budget would cut discretionary spending, except for defense, by $54 billion, while increasing defense, homeland security, and veterans’ affairs by an almost equivalent amount. Among the agencies hardest hit are the Departments of Labor and Education and the Environmental Protection Agency.  As an… Read More »