As we look back on this year, we wanted to share what your support has allowed us to do. We’re incredibly grateful for all of our members, volunteers, and donors who make our work possible. Thank you for helping us to create a more equitable world for individuals with learning disabilities…we couldn’t have done it without you!
Throughout this year, LDA worked hard to produce content that was timely and relevant, particularly during the pandemic. Early in the summer we launched our COVID website, which was filled with resources for parents, educators, and students. We also started The LDA Podcast this year, with our first episode airing June 1st, 2020.
This year, LDA’s policy and advocacy actions were based mainly on topics of IDEA funding and protecting civil rights for individuals with learning disabilities, particularly during the pandemic.
In January we held our first ever Science to Practice Conference, a virtual conference focused entirely on the science of learning disabilities. Participants heard from leading researchers and scholars in the fields of learning disabilities, special education, school psychology, neuropsychology, and speech-language pathology. Now, stay tuned for more information on our October Science to Practice Forum on Striving for Equitable Assessment in SLD Identification!
For the first time ever, LDA’s Annual Conference went virtual. Speakers discussed LD topics through the lens of “Building Connections, Transforming Perceptions.” Our next annual conference will be in person in New Orleans!
LDA’s Healthy Children Project works to raise awareness of toxic chemicals that can harm brain development, contributing to learning disabilities and behavior disorders. HCP promotes policies and provides guidance to prevent toxic chemical exposures, especially among children and pregnant women.