What Does LDA of Illinois Do?

Here are some of the activities that benefit the people with learning disabilities in Illinois:

  • Provides monitoring and advises on special education legislation at the federal and state levels.
  • Monitors and advices the Illinois State Board of Education on issues dealing with students with learning disabilities.
  • Provides advocacy information and support to parents, individuals with learning disabilities and professionals.
  • Provides scholarships for post-secondary education for students with learning disabilities.
  • Provides and support workshops and mini-conferences for educators and parents.
  • Publishes a quarterly state newsletter, Scope. All members receive the national e-newsletter, LDA Today, and some local chapters also publish a newsletter.
  • Increases public awareness of learning disabilities throughout Illinois.
  • Provides scholarships for membership and workshop fees for parents of children with learning disabilities and for adults with learning disabilities.
  • Provides Robert E. Abbott Scholarship for students who are in school to become a teacher in the field of Special Education.