LDA of South Dakota

The Learning Disabilities Association of South Dakota was incorporated in May 1996. Since then, it has grown from its original Rapid City location to points across the state. In May 1998, the Association received its 501 (c) 3 non-profit status from the IRS.

The Association conducts workshops and conferences, assists local communities in forming local branches, collaborates with other organizations with similar missions and concerns, and provides one-on-one assistance to individuals and families. Most visible among its efforts is its statewide annual conference.

The strength of this Association is found in the commitment and dedication of parents, persons with learning disabilities, educators and other professionals who offer their time, energy and experience. This wealth of caring enables LDA-SD to offer workshops, conferences, special projects and individual assistance throughout the state of South Dakota.

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1021 South Courtland Street
Chamberlain, SD 57325

Affiliate Contact: Margie Neugbauer 
(605) 234-0115
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LDA National News

  • Parent Scholarships Available for 2018 Annual Conference in Atlanta

    Parent Scholarships LDA is pleased to announce a limited number of scholarships available, to be awarded to parents/guardians of children in grades K-12, for our 55th Annual International Conference. PROCEDURES FOR NOMINATIONS Complete application and submit it online, via mail or email, with accompanying paperwork no later than Wednesday, November 24, 2017. Print Application can be found here. Online Application can be found here. Brief essay (no more than 250 words) indicating why you want to attend this conference, must accompany application. Winners will be notified no later than Monday, December 11, 2017. The scholarship includes the cost of the registration fee. The… Read More »

    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.

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    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 »

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