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Nancie Payne, Ph.D.
Nancie Payne, Ph.D.


I am an adult with learning disabilities. Where can I go for low cost or free evaluation services?


Thank you for contacting the Learning Disabilities Association of America with your question.

Here is a link to an information page about individuals who have LD and need diagnosis, but are searching for low cost evaluation services. There is a section on TANF recipients which includes other state aid opportunities.

Another option is to see if you qualify for Vocational Rehabilitation Services. If you are considering training or education toward a career or are looking for a job and are having difficulty due to a disability, your state’s department of vocational rehabilitation services may support you. The information sheet also speaks to accessing that service.

Finally, if there is an LDA state affiliate or contact in your state, they frequently have resources and information for their state and local areas. Click here to find LDA contacts throughout the United States.

Nancie Payne, Ph.D. | President/CEO | Payne & Associates, Inc.

Dr. Payne was the President/CEO of Payne & Associates, Inc. She provided education, training and employment services and support to adolescents and adults who have cognitive, non-apparent disabilities. She, also, provided professional development and consultation to businesses and organizations. Dr. Payne served as President of the Learning Disabilities Association of America, 2014-15, her term cut short by her untimely passing..