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

  • Groups Appeal EPA’s Refusal To Ban Dangerous Pesticide

    MEDIA CONTACT: Maureen Swanson, Healthy Children Project Director, Project TENDR Co-Director, Learning Disabilities Association of America Chlorpyrifos is linked to long-term damage in children’s developing brains Pittsburgh, PA (June 6, 2017) –Today, a dozen health and labor organizations represented by Earthjustice filed an administrative appeal to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, urging the federal government to ban chlorpyrifos, a widely used agricultural pesticide that has been linked to reduced IQ, loss of working memory and attention deficit disorder in children. It is up to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to decide the appeal. This direct appeal to the EPA appeal was filed… Read More »

    Retailers to child care programs must act to provide non-toxic products, new report finds

    Retailers selling directly to early care and education programs, including child care programs and Head Start, need to do more to screen out harmful chemicals, a new report to be released Monday finds. The report released today by the Getting Ready for Baby coalition, “Selling Safer Products for Early Care and Education,” is the first assessment of these niche retailers who target directly to early care and education programs, including child care and preschools. It assessed policies on chemicals in products they sell, and how transparent retailers were, and found: While nearly all (22 of 24) retailers use certifications to identify chemically-safer… Read More »

    Regional Workshops 2017

    Removing Roadblocks and Creating Pathways: Supporting Children with LD/ADHD in the Classroom and at Home LDA is proud to present two regional workshops with appropriate tracks for both Parents and Professionals this fall in Dallas, Texas and Nashua, New Hampshire! Who should attend? General Education Teachers, Special Education Teachers, School Administrators, Parents, Caregivers and Anyone who wants to learn more about helping children with learning disabilities. For Professionals: Removing Roadblocks – Understanding and Supporting Students with LD/ADHD in the Mainstream Classroom. Featured Speakers: Allen Broyles, LDA Board of Directors, Assistant Head of School, The Children’s School, Atlanta, Georgia. Dr. Scott… Read More »

    Members In Action:

    Kimberley Spire-Oh, Esquire
    West Palm Beach, FL
    LDA of Florida co-president

    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. It started out as a simple op-ed in The Palm Beach Post. This led to conversations with reporters from The New York Times and National Public Radio (NPR). I also found a general inquiry for someone to talk to EdWeek about the subject. Although I wasn’t directly quoted in the articles included here, I was able to give them extensive information, including legal background on the issues surrounding school choice policies and current proposals for expansion… Read More »