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

  • Learning Disabilities Association Announces New Executive Director

    The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) is pleased to announce Cynthia Cipoletti, JD, has been named Executive Director of the nonprofit devoted to supporting, educating, and advocating for individuals affected by learning disabilities.

    Cipoletti, an attorney, served as Executive Director of the Lighthouse Foundation, a nonprofit based in Butler, PA an outreach organization meeting the needs of impoverished individuals and families in northern Allegheny and Butler County for the past five years and Assistant Director for two years. Read More »

    Myths Create Misunderstanding about Learning Disabilities

    Poor diet, too much television, and kids “just being lazy” are not causes of learning disabilities, although one-third of the respondents in a recent study thought these were accurate.

    During Learning Disabilities Awareness Month in October, the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) is increasing its campaign to address some of the myths and misunderstandings about learning disabilities including dyslexia.Read More »

    Nominate Someone for the 2020 Harrison 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 »

    Groups sue EPA for refusing to ban brain-damaging pesticide

    Today, health and labor organizations sued the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for refusing to ban a widely used agricultural pesticide linked to damaging children’s brains and farmworker poisonings.

    “EPA has repeatedly found chlorpyrifos unsafe, especially to children, yet time and time again it refuses to protect kids,” said Patti Goldman, the Earthjustice managing attorney handling the case. “But Earthjustice and our clients won’t stand for this. The science and the law call for a chlorpyrifos ban. We are hopeful the courts will do the same for the sake of children and farmworkers.” Read More »

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