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

  • LDA Calls on Congressional Leaders

    The members of the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) call upon you to issue a bipartisan statement and take whatever action possible to address domestic terrorism as perpetrated by neo-Nazi, white supremacist, and other groups espousing hate and fear.  The language and actions of those groups in Charlottesville do not represent American values and serve to marginalize and terrorize a vast number of people in our wonderful country. Read More…

    LDA Legislative News – July|August 2017

    House Committee Votes Deep Education Cuts Without the advantage of knowing first the total amount they have to spend for the next fiscal year, the House Labor-Health and Human Services-Education Appropriations Subcommittee went ahead to develop a bill for Fiscal Year 2018 (FY 2018) $5 billion below the current budget cap.  Within a week after the subcommittee vote, the full House Appropriations Committee approved basically the same bill, which cuts U.S. Department of Education programs by $4.2 billion (6.2%) below the current funding level. This House committee action is just one step in the process of determining final spending levels… Read More »

    LDA Partners with Kula Causes to make your shopping count for LDA

    ATLANTA, GA and PITTSBURGH, PA – The Learning Disabilities Association of America (“LDA”), which offers support for parents, educators, adults with LD and professionals at the national level as well as through a network of state affiliates, is making every shopping transaction count through a new partnership with Kula Causes, Inc. (“kula”) LDA supporters can earn donations for the Learning Disabilities Association of America when they shop their favorite retailers and brands in the kula SED (Shop, Earn, Donate) ecosystem.  Members simply shop through kula’s network of multi-channel retail partners and earn a percent back on each transaction which is then… Read More »

    Toxic Chemicals in Macaroni and Cheese?!

    Toxic chemicals called “phthalates” can harm babies’ brain development and were found in macaroni and cheese powder and in other cheese products! In fact, phthalates were found in eight of nine individual Kraft cheese products tested, and in other companies’ products too. Kraft is by far the largest producer of mac ‘n cheese. LDA is part of a coalition asking Kraft to switch to safer processing and packaging to get these toxic chemicals out of their products and protect our children’s health. Parents and schools should never have to wonder if there are toxic chemicals in the mac ‘n cheese!… Read More »