LDA of Illinois

The LDA provides support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals. At the national, state and local levels, LDA provides cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources. These services make the LDA the leading resource for information on learning disabilities.

LDA believes that every person with learning disabilities can be successful at school, at work, in relationships, and in the community — given the right opportunities

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10101 South Roberts Road
Suite 205
Palos Hills, IL 60465

Affiliate Contact: Kathleen Loftus 
(708) 430-7532
Contact Email: ldaofil@ameritech.net
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Affiliate News & Events

LDA National News

  • LDA’s President featured in ISME Journal

    LDA’s own President, Beth McGaw was recently featured in the ISME Journal. Take a look at this insightful article about our newest President’s journey to empower educators, parents and students to better support students with learning and attention issues – a journey which began long ago while working in another role: mom.

    Read more.

    LDA Statement on School Safety

    The Learning Disabilities Association of America recently developed comments to submit to the Federal Commission on School Safety on how to improve safety in our schools and specifically how to address the needs of students with learning disabilities in a safe school environment.

    Review our comments here.

    LDA Opposes Delay in Implementation of Department of Education’s Guidelines

    LDA recently submitted a letter in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s proposal to delay implementation of guidelines for public schools for identifying, monitoring and addressing disproportionality in special education identification, placement and discipline. LDA opposes this delay. Click here to find out why.

    DIY Shouldn’t Be Deadly!

    This week, LDA and 16 LDA state affiliates, along with partner organizations, sent a letter urging Lowe’s to take swift action to protect people from methylene chloride and N-methyl pyrrolidone (NMP), toxic chemicals commonly found in paint strippers sold in Lowe’s stores throughout the country. Children whose mothers are exposed to methylene chloride or NMP during pregnancy are at higher risk for problems with brain development, learning and behavior. Studies link men’s exposure to the toxic solvents to impaired sperm quality and higher risk of babies with low birth weight, which in turn can contribute to learning and developmental disabilities. Methylene chloride… Read More »

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