LDA of Texas

The Learning Disabilities Association of Texas (LDAT) is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to advancing the education and general welfare of persons with learning disabilities. LDAT was chartered in 1963 to stimulate public and private action to meet the needs of these individuals. LDAT is affiliated with the national Learning Disabilities Association of America and local affiliates across the State of Texas. Membership includes persons with learning disabilities, their families, and professionals in the fields of medicine, education and the social sciences concerned with the problems of those with learning disabilities.

The organization publishes a newsletter and provides monthly virtual Meet n Greets.  aContact us to receive information on resources in your area. If you are a service provider or you know of one who would like to be included our resource directory, contact LDAT .

LDAT does not endorse or recommend any person, publication, method, therapy, institution, product or treatment. It does, however, present without partiality many ways to assist those with learning disabilities in reaching their full potential.

LDAT Local Affiliates

Please contact LDAT for information about a contact person in your area.

No local affiliate or contact for your area? LDAT encourages and supports the formation of local groups and provides two options: If you are interested in starting a local group in your area, contact LDAT to receive a copy of our brochure, “How to Start a Local Support Group.”

LDAT Goals

  • Enhance public awareness of learning disabilities
  • Provide information and referral services
  • Encourage early identification and appropriate instruction of students with learning disabilities
  • Help parents, professionals and service providers work effectively with individuals with learning disabilities
  • Assist parents of individuals with learning disabilities in advocating for their children, and assist individuals with learning disabilities in self-advocacy by providing current information regarding federal and state statutes, rules and regulations
  • Advocate on behalf of individuals with learning disabilities for new services and assist in upgrading existing programs on local, state and national levels
  • Provide emotional support and assistance to individuals with learning disabilities and/or their families
  • Assist interested individuals organize efforts within their own community
  • Work cooperatively with other organizations, agencies and schools in bringing about changes which will have a favorable impact on the lives of all individuals with disabilities
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P.O. Box 831392
Richardson, TX 75083

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Contact Email: contact@ldatx.org
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Affiliate News & Events

LDA of Texas has changed leadership in 2017. We are so appreciative for those who came before us—LaNelle Gallagher, Jean Keuker, JoEllen Barnard and Steve Erwin who kept this organization running for many years. And over the years LDA of Texas has hosted many great conferences, sent out informative newsletters and answered many desperate phone calls to serve the Texas learning disability community-parents, educators, adults with LD and professionals! With the new leadership, we hope to continue their legacy and offer support in as many ways as possible. LDA of Texas is an all volunteer organization so be patient with us as we navigate and spread our wings to reach as much of this great state of Texas as possible.

If you would like to jump on board and become more active with LDA of Texas we would love to have you! Please contact us at contact@ldatx.org. Let us know of your interest and expertise and we will plug you in.

“Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.” –Helen Keller

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LDA National News

  • LDA’s President featured in ISME Journal

    LDA’s own President, Beth McGaw was recently featured in the ISME Journal. Take a look at this insightful article about our newest President’s journey to empower educators, parents and students to better support students with learning and attention issues – a journey which began long ago while working in another role: mom.

    Read more.

    LDA Statement on School Safety

    The Learning Disabilities Association of America recently developed comments to submit to the Federal Commission on School Safety on how to improve safety in our schools and specifically how to address the needs of students with learning disabilities in a safe school environment.

    Review our comments here.

    LDA Opposes Delay in Implementation of Department of Education’s Guidelines

    LDA recently submitted a letter in response to the U.S. Department of Education’s proposal to delay implementation of guidelines for public schools for identifying, monitoring and addressing disproportionality in special education identification, placement and discipline. LDA opposes this delay. Click here to find out why.

    DIY Shouldn’t Be Deadly!

    This week, LDA and 16 LDA state affiliates, along with partner organizations, sent a letter urging Lowe’s to take swift action to protect people from methylene chloride and N-methyl pyrrolidone (NMP), toxic chemicals commonly found in paint strippers sold in Lowe’s stores throughout the country. Children whose mothers are exposed to methylene chloride or NMP during pregnancy are at higher risk for problems with brain development, learning and behavior. Studies link men’s exposure to the toxic solvents to impaired sperm quality and higher risk of babies with low birth weight, which in turn can contribute to learning and developmental disabilities. Methylene chloride… Read More »

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