If you are a parent or teacher of a child with a learning disability – or have learning disabilities yourself – you are not alone.

The good news is that the Learning Disabilities Association of America is here to help! Since 1963, LDA has provided support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals with cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources. These services make LDA the leading resource for information on learning disabilities.

Affiliate News

SUMMARY OF REVIEW OF SPECIAL EDUCATION POLICIES AND PROCEDURES IN ILLINOIS: CHILD FIND AND EVALUATIONS 2017-2018

Over the last 8 months, select members of a subcommittee, some of whom are members of the Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois, have reviewed Illinois School District policies and procedures, …

LDAIL in the Community

Stop by the LDA booth/table and get information and say hello! 2019-2020 SCHEDULE OF EXHIBITS/DISPLAYS FOR LDA AS OF June 19, 2019 June 29, 2019 – Southwest Health Fair 2019 September …

Events

Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois 2020 Conference

Saturday, October 3, 2020 | 8:00 am Sheraton Lisle Naperville Hotel, 3000 Warrenville Rd, Lisle, IL | (630)505-1000

National News

LDA Raises Concerns over IDEA and Section 504 Waivers to Secretary Betsy DeVos

With schools moving to online instruction or closing for an extended period of time, there is a concern for students with disabilities, including learning disabilities like dyslexia, who receive services ...

April Webinar: Military Special Needs Education Crisis

Military families with special needs children have unique challenges they face every day. This webinar presented by four military spouses will focus on the experience military families have with special ...

Feature Articles

Questions Parents and Educators Can Ask to Start Conversations About Using Terms Like Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia

When parents and educators use the same terms to describe a child’s challenges, it’s easier for them to communicate and work together. Parents and educators may have different opinions about ...

LDA Comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

LDA has responded to the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed regulations on significant disproportionality. The Department proposed a complicated uniform mathematical calculation and expanded use of “early intervening” funds for ...