LDA of Minnesota

LDA Minnesota (formerly Learning Disabilities Association, Inc.) is the state leading non-profit educational agency helping children, youth, and adults at risk for learning disabilities and other learning difficulties. For more than 40 years, LDA Minnesota has helped people of all ages with learning difficulties achieve their potential so they may lead more productive and fulfilled lives.

Services include diagnostic assessments, consultations, counseling, family literacy and math activities, intensive in-school interventions, parent professional training, public education, and high-quality education products and summer camp. In addition, LDA Minnesota has expertise in Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and provides comprehensive support services including individual and group counseling, coaching, and support for individuals, couples, and families.

LDA Minnesota currently partners with elementary and middle schools in the Minneapolis and St. Paul school districts. More than 85% of the students we serve come from low-income families and are of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds.

6100 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, Minnesota 55422

Affiliate Contact:  
(952) 582-6000
Contact Email: info@ldaminnesota.org
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Affiliate News & Events

LDA Minnesota's 8th Spring Symposium

Dynamic Differences | LD/ADHD Superheroes

DATE: Saturday, April 29th, 2017
TIME: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm
LOCATION: Lionsgate Academy, 5605 Green Circle Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55343
REGISTRATION: $50 for individuals; $40 for students (student ID required). Register online or call 952-582-6000

Find out more and register here.


 

LDA Minnesota provides monthly workshops on learning disabilities and ADHD for parents, teachers, and the general public. Our staff has expertise in special education, learning disabilities, attention deficits, teacher coaching, academic interventions and behavior management.

Time: 6:30 - 7:30

Location: LDA Minnesota, 6100 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN 55422

Register: Online at www.ldaminnesota.org or call 952-852-6000

Fee: Workshops are $15 at LDA's office or via webinar. CEU's are available.

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 »