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

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 …

Scholarship Deadline Fast Approaching!

There’s still time to submit applications for the LDA-IA post-secondary scholarships! Go to “Scholarships” in the main menu above.

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 …

Summer Camps for Kids with LD/ADHD

ADDitude magazine online has just publicized its annual guide to camps and schools for children with learning differences. Several topics are highlighted, including how to pick the best program for …


2017 Together We Can Conference

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 8:00 am Varied Industries Building-State Fairgrounds, 3000 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA

46th Annual LDA-IA Conference

Sunday, October 22, 2017 | 12:00 pm Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center, 6111 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA | 515-287-2400

National News

Members In Action: Kimberley Spire-Oh

I have recently been on a campaign to get attention to the problems with current school choice policies and proposals for expansion of privatization of schools. I started with an ...

How is LDA Doing in 2017?

by Pat Latham, Past LDA President As a Past President of LDA, I have had the opportunity to be involved over the years and would like to briefly reflect on the ...

Feature Articles

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 ...

Pre- and Post-Job Offer Questions: Guidance for Employers and Human Resource Personnel

Download/Print Pre- and Post-Job Offer Questions: Guidance for Employers and Human Resource Personnel Info Sheet Introduction According to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), employers and their human resource personnel are ...