LDA of New York

LDANYS is the only statewide association in New York that specifically represents the needs and interests of individuals who have learning disabilities and their families. LDANYS works with the Governor’s office, members of the state legislature, Board of Regents, and key state agencies that have oversight over programs and services that touch the lives of individuals who have learning disabilities and their families to ensure policies are fair and provide equal access to programs and services for individuals who have learning disabilities. Vision Statement: Our vision is a world in which individuals with learning disabilities experience acceptance, respect, dignity, and full participation in the community. Mission Statement: The mission of the Learning Disabilities Association of New York State, is to create an environment that supports, informs and empowers individuals with learning disabilities throughout their lifespan.
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300 Hylan Drive
Suite 6 #144
Rochester, NY 14623

Affiliate Contact: Seth Appel, Executive Director
 
518-608-8992
Contact Email: sethappel@ldanys.org
Affiliate Email: ldaofny@ldanys.org

Affiliate News & Events

LDA National News

  • LDA Remembers Martha Bernard

    We were saddened to learn of the passing of Martha Bernard, 96, President of ACLD (now LDA) in 1973-74. Martha passed the morning of January 31, 2020 at home in New York City after a brief decline. Her family members were with her. Martha was a founding member of the Association for Children with Learning Disabilities (ACLD, now LDA) and remained active in LDA. She was the current Secretary for LDA of New York and chaired the national Support Services Committee until 2018. Up until a few years ago, she attended national conferences–the last was Baltimore in 2010–when she could… Read More »

    We’re Headed to Orlando! Are you Coming?

    We are less than 30 days away from the LDA 57th International Conference! Are you ready to feel revived and rejuvenated with your fellow peers? We are so excited for you to come to Orlando, Florida to experience the largest conference on Learning Disabilities! The Conference Committee, Conference Program Committee, and the LDA staff have been working tirelessly to provide a jam-packed informative and worthwhile week for all. There is no other conference that offers the variety and breadth of sessions that pertain to Specific Learning Disabilities all in one place. It will not only leave you better prepared for… Read More »

    February Webinar: My learning disabilities made me a better scientist: Let’s help neuro-diverse students excel!

    Presented by: Collin Diedrich, Ph.D. Our presenter, Dr. Collin Diedrich has multiple learning disabilities and will share how the help he received at all levels of his academic journey allowed him to become the scientist he is today. Dr. Diedrich will share his story about overcoming the negatives associated with learning disabilities. He will also discuss how his learning disabilities helped him become a better scientist! He will discuss the importance of teaching empathy, self-advocacy, how to build on failures, how to overcome imposter syndrome, and how to be allies (jet packs!) to students that think differently. As long as… Read More »

    January Webinar: Why Will No One Play With Me? Helping Children of All Ages Make Friends and Thrive.

    Presented by: Caroline Maguire, M.Ed., ACCG, PCC “Why Will No One Play with Me?” – a question parents fear having to answer, yet one that has become more prevalent with each generation. Whether you are the parent of a child with learning differences, social integration issues, one that is a victim of bullying or even the parent of a child navigating the seemingly simple process of growing up, there has never been a greater need for a go-to resource that provides parents with the tools to help their children navigate the challenges of social interactions. In this webinar, Caroline introduces audiences… Read More »

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