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.

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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PO Box 600205
Dallas, TX 75360-0205

Affiliate Contact: Rachel Krueger, President
 
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 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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