LDA of Wisconsin

The Learning Disabilities Association of Wisconsin is dedicated to providing support to children and adults with learning disabilities through advocacy, education, information and research. Enhancing the quality of life for individuals with learning disabilities and their families is our main goal. LDA monitors and provides information to our members regarding Special Education Legislation at both the federal and state levels. We promote awareness, communication and understanding between parents, adults with LD, educators and the community.

LDA-Wisconsin is affiliated with the national nonprofit organization the Learning Disabilities Association of America. We host an annual state conference and our members receive our quarterly newsletter; Connections, along with the national publication; Newsbriefs which is published six times a year.

We need you to become a member to help us pave the way for those impacted with learning disabilities. As we continue our work, please consider volunteering for a valuable organization whose goal is to improve the lives of all individuals challenged with learning disabilities.

State Office:
7625 Lechler Lane
Kiel, WI 53042

Affiliate Contact:  
Contact Email: info@LDAwisconsin.com
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Affiliate News & Events

Power Up - 21st Century Technology

State Learning Disabilities Workshop

Saturday, November 23rd, 2013
Richard T. Anderson Conference Center
Waukesha County Technical College, Pewaukee, Campus

Workshops:

The ABC's (and D's!) of iThings: Apps, Building Connections & Documentation in Special Education
Lynda Laugavitz, MS, OTR
- Assistive Technology Advocate & Consultant

QR Codes for Education
Carrie Perock, WCTC IA
- Instructor

Conference Fee:
Members & Students - $10.00
Non-Members - $15.00

Registration/Continental Breakfast: 7:30 - 8:00

Share Fair: 8:00 - 8:45

Session 1: 9:00 - 10:30

Session 2: 10:45 - 12:15

WDLD & LDA Membership Meetings: 12:15

Sponsored by - Wisconsin subDivision for Learning Disabilities, Learning Disabilities Association of Wisconsin
& WCTC Instructional Assistant Program

 

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 »