LDA of Virginia

The Learning Disabilities Association of Virginia (LDAV) is a state-level affiliate of the Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA). Our organization focuses on enhancing educational and vocational services for individuals with learning disabilities who live in Virginia while supporting the efforts of LDA at the national level.

Our Goals...

  • Support and Encourage individuals with learning disabilities, their parents, and the professionals who serve them
  • Serve and Protect individuals with learning disabilities
  • Develop and Maintain collaborative efforts with educators and service providers
  •  Create and Improve the climate of public awareness and acceptance
  • Promote and Establish life long career opportunitites
  • Stimulate and Develop scientific and programmatic research for better prevention, early detection, education and life success

Who Should Belong to LDAV?

  • Individuals with learning disabilities who need the support of others and their examples to enable them to have productive and successful lives.
  • Parents who need to become active participants in the education of their children in school and their support when they become adults.
  • Professionals who need the support and encouragement of individuals with disabilities and their parents in their efforts to better serve them.
Affiliate Contact:  
Contact Email: info@ldavirginia.org
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Affiliate News & Events

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 »