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 Iowa is here to help! Since 1968, LDA-IA 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

Scholarship Announcement

Congratulations to the recipients of LDA-IA 2017-18 scholarships! About our scholarships

Remembering Marvin Van Sickle

Long-time LDA-IA supporter Marvin “Marv” Van Sickle passed away on May 4, 2017. Services were held May 9th in Indianola. He is survived by his wife, Barb, four children and …

The Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of A Special Education Student

School districts must give students with disabilities the chance to make meaningful, “appropriately ambitious” progress, the Supreme Court said Wednesday in an 8-0 ruling…The decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas …

ASK Resource Center’s 2017 Iowa Summer Camp List

Summer is all about having FUN, and ASK Resource Center wants to make it easier for Iowa kids with disabilities to access all the summer fun their hearts desire! Whether …

Iowa touts early warning literacy system, but questions remain

In a press conference on Thursday, March 9th, officials from the Iowa Department of Education released new information on Iowa’s statewide “early warning” literacy system, drawing attention to the improved …

Events

46th Annual LDA-IA Conference: “Keep Calm: Mindfulness, Mental Health, and More!”

Sunday, October 22, 2017 | 12:00 pm Stoney Creek Hotel and Conference Center, 300 3rd Street, Sioux City, IA | 800-659-2220 (Room Reservations)

National News

LDA Partners with Kula Causes to make your shopping count for LDA

ATLANTA, GA and PITTSBURGH, PA – The Learning Disabilities Association of America (“LDA”), which offers support for parents, educators, adults with LD and professionals at the national level as well as ...

Toxic Chemicals in Macaroni and Cheese?!

Toxic chemicals called “phthalates” can harm babies' brain development and were found in macaroni and cheese powder and in other cheese products! In fact, phthalates were found in eight of ...

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 Exclusive Information

The membership newsletter, LDA Today, offers more information not found on the LDA website. To gain access to this exclusive content and be in the know about current legislation, educational ...