LDA of New Jersey

The Learning Disabilities Association of NJ (LDANJ) is the state affiliate of LDA of America (LDAA).

LDANJ is a nonprofit organization of volunteers dedicated to providing information, support, and advocacy for children and adults with learning disabilities. Our members include individuals with learning disabilities, their families, and the professionals who serve them.

Our Mission

  • To provide information so that learning disabilities are universally understood and effectively addressed
  • To encourage early identification of Learning Disabilities (LD)
  • To promote vocational and career education opportunities for people with LD
  • To advocate for legislation that protects the rights of individuals with LD and their families
  • To collaborate with other organizations with similar missions
  • To ensure that all people with LD have the opportunity to lead successful and productive lives
  • To protect children from harmful toxins and health risks through the Healthy Children's Project

PO Box 6268
East Brunswick, NJ 08816

Affiliate Contact:  
(732) 645-2738
Contact Email: info@ldanj.org
Affiliate Email:

Affiliate News & Events

Parents & Professionals: Navigate the Maze of Learning Disabilities & Attention Issues
Planning for the Future Begins at Age 14
Life after High School Conference & Post-Secondary Resource Expo
Saturday, May 13, 2017 at the NJHA Conference & Event Center

KEYNOTE: LeDerick Horne, Poet, Advocate, & Motivational Speaker

Conference Fees and Registration Information:

Early Bird until May 1:
LDA members: $25
Non-members: $50
Membership & registration: $75 Students: $25

Starting May 1:
LDA members: $50
Non-members: $75
Membership & registration: $100 Students: $25

Click here to register online.
For more information, click here.
You can also reach out to info@ldanj.org or call 732-645-2738.

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 »