LDA of South Carolina

In March of 1963, parents of children with learning disabilities representing local support groups from around the country gathered in Chicago for a national conference. These concerned families organized into a national organization which was incorporated in 1964 as the Association for Children with Learning Disabilities (ACLD). From those beginnings, the Learning Disabilities Association of America has grown to serve tens of thousands of members with learning disabilities, their families, and the professionals who work with them. Today, LDA is the largest nonprofit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities and has over 200 state and local affiliates in 42 states and Puerto Rico. LDA’s international membership of over 15,000 includes members from 27 countries around the world.

The membership, composed of individuals with learning disabilities, family members, and concerned professionals, advocates for the almost three million students of school age with learning disabilities and for adults affected with learning disabilities.

The state and local affiliates, through their affiliation with the national LDA, work continuously for individuals with learning disabilities, their parents, and the professionals who serve them.

LDASC’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.

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LDASC
PO Box 365
Irmo, SC 29063

Affiliate Contact:  
Contact Email: info@ldasc.org
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Affiliate News & Events

Dr. Joan K. Teach of LDASC will be presenting:

Know Your Child! Equip yourself to be his best Advocate.

Parents will learn:

  • How to talk about your child’s needs.
  • How to understand how your child operates.
  • His strengths and gifts.
  • How to explain her weaknesses.
  • What accommodations will help your child.

June 10, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

at Clemson Student Disability Services
Room 118 | Academic Success Center
836 McMillan Road
Clemson, SC 29634-5126

Register by:

  • Sending a check to LDASC, PO Box 365, Irmo, SC 29063.
  • Via email at: info@ldasc.org

Space is limited, early registration is encouraged.
Payment can be made by check, cash or credit card on-site. ($50/ non-LDA member, $40 / LDA member)

For additional information, email joankteach@bellsouth.net.
Scholarships are available.

Download printable flyer here.

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LDA National News

  • Major New Warning: Toxic Flame Retardants

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission warns consumers, especially pregnant women and children, to avoid furniture, kids’ products, electronics, and mattresses that contain certain toxic flame retardants. It’s welcome advice and follows the agency’s recommendation that these chemicals be banned in consumer products. The commission also voted to move forward with rule-making to ban the chemicals in these product categories. While this is great news, are you left wondering what to do now? Click here for some great tips to help you reduce your exposure until these chemicals are officially banned from consumer products.   

    LDA Weighs in on DACA

    One in every five students has learning disabilities. The vision of LDA is to ensure all individuals with LD are empowered to thrive and participate fully in society. This vision extends to all children in our public and private schools regardless of their family background or status. To ensure all students continue to receive appropriate services, the LDA Board agreed to sign on to the following letter with a broad array of national education organizations.

    Read more here…

    2018 Teacher Scholarships Available for Annual Conference

    Teacher Scholarships LDA is pleased to announce a limited number of scholarships available, to be awarded to active teachers in grades K-12, for our 55th Annual International Conference. Through the generous support of The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, 20 scholarships will be awarded this year. PROCEDURES FOR NOMINATIONS Complete an application (either print or online) and submit it via mail (LDA, 4156 Library Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15234) or email, with accompanying paperwork no later than Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Letter of recommendation from immediate supervisor (Principal, Assistant Principal, Head of School, Assistant Head of School) must accompany application. Winners will… Read More »

    Nominate Someone for the 2018 Harry Sylvester Award!

    This award honors and recognizes an adult with learning disabilities who has shown a strong dedication and commitment to advancing the issues of adults with learning disabilities. It is the wish of LDA to thank, in Harry Sylvester’s name, an adult with learning disabilities for his/her commitment to those living with learning disabilities. The Harrison Sylvester Award was created in 2010 to honor Harry Sylvester, a gentle but strong voice in the field of learning disabilities. Harry discovered in his mid 50’s, after struggling for most of life, that he was an adult with learning disabilities. With the knowledge of his… Read More »

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