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, the Texas Key, and maintains a statewide computer database of more than 300 professional service providers, including psychologists, physicians, tutors, and schools. Contact 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 in this database, 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

LDAT maintains local affiliates/contact persons throughout the state. Please contact LDAT for information about the affiliate or 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: The traditional LDAT Local Affiliate and a simplified LDAT Local Support Group. 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

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

LDA National News

  • Members In Action: Kimberley Spire-Oh

    I have recently been on a campaign to get attention to the problems with current school choice policies and proposals for expansion of privatization of schools. I started with an op-ed in The Palm Beach Post, which led to being contacted by The New York Times, National Public Radio (NPR), and I also responded to a general inquiry from EdWeek. Although I have not been directly quoted in these articles, I was able to give them extensive legal background, and many of the stories that are being featured are my clients. New York Times: Special Ed School Vouchers and the… Read More »

    How is LDA Doing in 2017?

    by Pat Latham, Past LDA President As a Past President of LDA, I have had the opportunity to be involved over the years and would like to briefly reflect on the state of LDA in 2017. LDA’s Mission Statement is as follows: “LDA’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.” I believe LDA has been effective in carrying out its mission and, over the years, has worked hard to increase its effectiveness. Overall, LDA is well positioned in 2017 to continue moving forward successfully in… Read More »

    Learning Disabilities Association of America says EPA Decision not to Ban Dangerous Pesticide Ignores Established Science and Puts Children at Greater Risk for Learning, Attention, and Behavior Disorders

    MEDIA CONTACT: Maureen Swanson, Director Healthy Children Project, mswanson@ldaamerica.org, 724.813.9684, Project TENDR website: http://projecttendr.com/ Learning Disabilities Association of America says EPA Decision not to Ban Dangerous Pesticide Ignores Established Science and Puts Children at Greater Risk for Learning, Attention, and Behavior Disorders Pittsburgh, PA (March 30, 2017) – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) decision to allow the dangerous pesticide chlorpyrifos to continue to be used on farm fields and crops puts children and future generations at greater risk of learning and developmental disabilities, attention and behavior disorders, according to the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA). In 2016, a group of nearly… Read More »

    LDA Legislative News – March 2017

    President’s Funding Proposals Would Seriously Harm LDA Priorities On March 16, the White House released the president’s proposed budget for Fiscal Year 2018 (School Year 2018-19), which will begin on October 1, 2017.  That budget contains draconian cuts to LDA priority programs, including education, job training, physical and mental health, environmental protection, and juvenile justice.  Overall the budget would cut discretionary spending, except for defense, by $54 billion, while increasing defense, homeland security, and veterans’ affairs by an almost equivalent amount. Among the agencies hardest hit are the Departments of Labor and Education and the Environmental Protection Agency.  As an… Read More »