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.

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: Analisa Smith, President
 
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

  • LDA Raises Concerns over IDEA and Section 504 Waivers to Secretary Betsy DeVos

    With schools moving to online instruction or closing for an extended period of time, there is a concern for students with disabilities, including learning disabilities like dyslexia, who receive services through an IEP or Section 504 Plan.

    The Learning Disabilities Association of America has made its experts available to answer questions that concerned parents and educators have about how remote learning will affect a student with a learning disability. Read More »

    April Webinar: Military Special Needs Education Crisis

    Military families with special needs children have unique challenges they face every day. This webinar presented by four military spouses will focus on the experience military families have with special needs education, the problems and difficulties facing families, and potential legislative solutions that Congress can provide to fixing those problems. A replay of the webinar will be provided for all registrants via email. About our Presenters: Michelle Norman, 2019 AFI Navy Spouse of the Year, is a Navy spouse of 25 years and mother of a 16-year-old daughter with cerebral palsy and multiple other disabilities. After years of successfully advocating… Read More »

    Make Your Voice Heard: CARES Act Threatens Educational Rights

    Thank you for making your voice heard last week! Over 230 of you reached out to your Senators/Representatives through our Action Alert! Thanks to your action, LDA has learned that the proposal to allow Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to have an absolute waiver authority over IDEA has been taken off the table! Despite this progress, the educational rights of our children are still in jeopardy. Last week, a bill was introduced in the U.S. Senate ‒ the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The Act includes a provision directing Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to report back to Congress within… Read More »

    Make Your Voice Heard: LD Protections are Being Targeted!

    As the U.S. Congress deliberates on a stimulus package to address the COVID-19 epidemic, the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) has learned that Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) has offered a proposal that would give the U.S. Secretary of Education authority to approve state waiver requests for any statutory or regulatory requirement of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) for one year, along with the permission of extensions. This provision harms the rights and protections of children with learning disabilities including Child Find, a free appropriate public education (FAPE), and Individualized Education Program (IEP, all procedural safeguards, re-evaluations, related… Read More »

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