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

  • 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 »