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

Understood IEP Binder Building Parties

  Understood.org, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing free resources and support to parents and caregivers of children with learning and attention issues, is hosting IEP Binder Building Workshops at …

UNI’s new cohort: Master’s in Special Education – Consultation Emphasis

Support excellence in services for students eligible for special education with your leadership and skills.  Announcing a new cohort for a Master’s in Special Education – Consultation Emphasis beginning in …


Understood: IEP Binder Building Party-Boone

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 | 6:00 pm Boone Public Library, 702 Greene St., Boone

Understood: IEP Binder Building Party-Burlington

Thursday, August 23, 2018 | 6:30 pm Burlington Public Library, 210 Court St., Burlington

Understood: IEP Binder Building Workshop-Storm Lake

Saturday, August 25, 2018 | 11:00 am Storm Lake Public Library, 609 Cayuga St., Storm Lake, IA

LDA-IA Board of Directors Meeting: September 15, 2018

Saturday, September 15, 2018 | 9:30 am LDA-IA Office, 5665 Greendale Rd., Ste. D, Johnston | 515-280-8558

National News

LDA’s President featured in IMSE Journal

LDA's own President, Beth McGaw was recently featured in the IMSE Journal. Take a look at this insightful article about our newest President's journey to empower educators, parents and students to ...

LDA Statement on School Safety

The Learning Disabilities Association of America recently developed comments to submit to the Federal Commission on School Safety on how to improve safety in our schools and specifically how to address the needs of students with ...

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 ...