Did you know….
- During the 2019-2020 school year, more than 7 million public school students received special education services under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA)? Students with learning disabilities (LD) made up the largest percentage of the 7 million!
- The IDEA guarantees that all students, regardless of disability, receive a free appropriate public education?
- The Americans with Disabilities Act requires that accommodations are made for individuals with learning disabilities in higher education?
- Federal and state laws have a direct impact on the opportunities, protections, and accommodations available to children and adults with learning disabilities?
These are just a few reasons why policy and advocacy matter to LDA and to you! It is critical that the voice of the LD community is heard and represented as our lawmakers create policy affecting individuals with learning disabilities.
At LDA, we closely monitor education policy issues that affect individuals with LD, and advocate on your behalf. The voice of our members needs to be heard by state and federal lawmakers across the country!
Join LDA today to make sure your voice is heard. LDA Members now have access to weekly state and federal policy updates and events through our online member portal.