LDA of Iowa

State President: Paula Hamp

The Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa is dedicated to identifying causes and promoting prevention of learning disabilities and to enhancing the quality of life for all individuals with learning disabilities and their families by:

  • Encouraging effective identification and intervention,
  • Fostering research, and
  • Protecting the rights of individuals with learning disabilities under the law.
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5665 Greendale Road
Suite D
Johnston, IA 50131

Affiliate Contact: Kathy Specketer
 
(515) 280-8558
Contact Email: kathylda@askresource.org
Affiliate Email: info@ldaiowa.org

Affiliate News & Events

2017 Conference: October 22 & 23, 2017

Location: Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center in Sioux City

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LDA National News

  • Leading Organizations in the Field Challenge Myths about Learning Disabilities including Dyslexia

    Myths about learning disabilities rob many of their potential to succeed and contribute in school and in the workplace, according to a white paper released during Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia Month in October by the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA). IDA and LDA recognize that in the absence of accurate and early identification and intervention, individuals with learning disabilities are at grave risk of never accessing their full academic, creative, and career potential. The untapped potential of individuals with learning disabilities is not simply a matter of personal tragedy. Under-serving this significant population… Read More »

    It’s Learning Disabilities Awareness Month!

    The Learning Disabilities Association of America is working hard this month to shine the spotlight on learning disabilities. It’s important to focus less on the disabilities aspect and focus more on the incredible abilities so many of these individuals possess as well as to emphasize the phenomenal achievements and important strides so many of these individuals have made. A calendar, offering free webinars, links to great apps, and a wealth of information not only about learning disabilities, but additional resources that could be helpful to you and your family can be found by clicking here. Keep an eye on our social media and be sure to sign up… Read More »

    Tell EPA: All Families Deserve Clean Air

    In August, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency proposed to roll back vehicle emission standards intended to decrease air pollution and greenhouse gases. The clean car standards have been in place since 2012 and are working to protect public health. The EPA’s much weaker “SAFE Vehicle” standards will result in worsening air pollution. While we typically connect smog and ozone to asthma and lung disease, studies show that air pollution harms children’s developing brains, putting them at higher risk for learning and behavior challenges. Rolling back standards that protect children’s health is the wrong direction. We have until October 26th to… Read More »

    Sam Kirk Educator of the Year Award – 2019 Nominations

    Each year the LDA of America selects an outstanding educator to receive the Sam Kirk Educator of the Year Award. This is an opportunity to give educators a well-deserved “thank you” and lets them know that they are greatly valued for their contributions to individuals with learning disabilities. The award is designed so that exceptional educators can be honored at the local, state and national levels. We hope that every local and state affiliate will participate! Procedures for Nominations The recipient of the Sam Kirk Educator of the Year Award must be “an educator who has made outstanding contributions to… Read More »

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