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The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) believes that every person with learning disabilities can succeed in school, at work, in relationships, and within the community–when provided the right supports and the right opportunities.

What do Members have to say?

Parents

“I became a member of LDA because my son was struggling in school and I was able to get the resources I needed from LDA to share with my son’s teachers and to help at home. It also gave me the peace of mind that I am not alone.”

Beth, parent, Texas

Educators

“I became a member of LDA because the students in my classroom needed more individualized attention and LDA provided the resources and support to help me help my students. I often share what I learn with colleagues.”

Ernie, classroom teacher, Illinois

“LDA allows me to stay aware of cutting edge intervention strategies and assessment and encourages me to keep current on special education law.”

Loreena, Assistant Professor, Michigan

Adults

“My membership in LDA means that I have access to the laws that protect me as an adult with learning disabilities helping me be an advocate for myself. It also provides the types of accommodations that I might receive to help me succeed in the classroom and in the workplace.”

Jodi, Pennsylvania

Professionals

“As a pediatrician I often see parents who are unsure of where to turn after their child is diagnosed with a learning disability. I refer them to LDA to help them start on their journey.”

Dr. Susan Smith

Why LDA?

  • LDA is the voice for individuals with learning disabilities of all ages and their families.
  • LDA is the leading advocate for laws and policies that create opportunities for individuals with learning disabilities.
  • LDA is the only national organization to promote opportunities to meet others in the same situation through state affiliate membership.
  • LDA is a leading source for information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources at the national, state and local level.
  • LDA is a support to individuals with learning disabilities, their families, educators and other professionals who serve the learning disability community.

Benefits of Membership:

  • Access to free webinars on important topics relating to learning disabilities
  • Access to free Online Coffee Connections, powered by IEP Equity, bringing together parents, caregivers, and educators to safely discuss the challenges and strategies for supporting individuals with disabilities in a world of blended education
  • Opportunity to participate in a new program, Students Teaching Advocacy through Mentoring Program (STAMP), that will serve as a community for students with learning disabilities to provide self-advocacy skills 
  • Increased advocacy efforts at the state and federal levels, including protecting the rights of individuals with learning disabilities in Washington D.C.
  • Support & Advocacy through state affiliates and local chapters. Find your affiliate or chapter here.
  • Receive a copy of LDA’s Parents eBook – a resource for parents on learning disabilities
  • Read LDA’s newsletters including LDA Today and LD Source
  • Involvement with LDA’s Healthy Children Project which advocates for safer chemicals and safer products to protect children’s developing brains from toxic exposures that can contribute to learning and developmental problems.
  • Discounts on registration for LDA’s Annual International Conference
  • Discount subscription to Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal published quarterly
  • Possible professional opportunities include being considered to serve on editorial board for Learning Disabilities: A Multidisciplinary Journal or nominated to serve on LDA’s Professional Advisory Board that serves as a resource and counsel on issues affecting individuals with LD

Why is Membership Important?

As an advocacy organization, membership is what keeps LDA thriving and allows our voices and those of the children and families whom we serve to be heard. The support we receive through membership in LDA enables us to:

  • Unite individuals, families and professionals who have a shared commitment to individuals with learning disabilities.
  • Raise awareness about learning disabilities among policymakers and the public at large.
  • Advocate to preserve, enhance and expand access to services for children and adults with learning disabilities.
  • Represent the needs and interests of children and adults with learning disabilities to regulatory and policy-making entities.
  • Create and distribute policy and position statements and public testimony on various aspects of policies that impact the lives of children and adults with learning disabilities.
  • Develop Action Alerts on crucial national legislation.
  • Collaborate with professional and advocacy organizations on public policy at the national level.

LDA will never share or sell our membership information!

Questions about Membership?

Please contact our National Office via our convenient contact form here or call (412) 341-1515. Our business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm Eastern Time.