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.
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Contact Email: info@ldavirginia.org
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Affiliate News & Events

LDA National News

  • Parent Scholarships Available for 2018 Annual Conference in Atlanta

    Parent Scholarships LDA is pleased to announce a limited number of scholarships available, to be awarded to parents/guardians of children in grades K-12, for our 55th Annual International Conference. PROCEDURES FOR NOMINATIONS Complete application and submit it online, via mail or email, with accompanying paperwork no later than Wednesday, November 24, 2017. Print Application can be found here. Online Application can be found here. Brief essay (no more than 250 words) indicating why you want to attend this conference, must accompany application. Winners will be notified no later than Monday, December 11, 2017. The scholarship includes the cost of the registration fee. The… Read More »

    Major New Warning: Toxic Flame Retardants

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission warns consumers, especially pregnant women and children, to avoid furniture, kids’ products, electronics, and mattresses that contain certain toxic flame retardants. It’s welcome advice and follows the agency’s recommendation that these chemicals be banned in consumer products. The commission also voted to move forward with rule-making to ban the chemicals in these product categories. While this is great news, are you left wondering what to do now? Click here for some great tips to help you reduce your exposure until these chemicals are officially banned from consumer products.   

    LDA Weighs in on DACA

    One in every five students has learning disabilities. The vision of LDA is to ensure all individuals with LD are empowered to thrive and participate fully in society. This vision extends to all children in our public and private schools regardless of their family background or status. To ensure all students continue to receive appropriate services, the LDA Board agreed to sign on to the following letter with a broad array of national education organizations.

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    2018 Teacher Scholarships Available for Annual Conference

    Teacher Scholarships LDA is pleased to announce a limited number of scholarships available, to be awarded to active teachers in grades K-12, for our 55th Annual International Conference. Through the generous support of The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, 20 scholarships will be awarded this year. PROCEDURES FOR NOMINATIONS Complete an application (either print or online) and submit it via mail (LDA, 4156 Library Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15234) or email, with accompanying paperwork no later than Wednesday, November 22, 2017. Letter of recommendation from immediate supervisor (Principal, Assistant Principal, Head of School, Assistant Head of School) must accompany application. Winners will… Read More »

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