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

Governor appoints first Teachers Cabinet, Seeking Nominations

Gov. Reynolds appoints first Teachers Cabinet (DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds announced on Thursday she is appointing her first Governor’s Teachers Cabinet to give teachers a more prominent voice …

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 & attention issues, is hosting IEP Binder Building Workshops at locations …


2nd Annual Iowa Anti-Bullying Symposium-Des Moines

Friday, October 5, 2018 | 8:00 am Iowa Events Center, 730 3rd St., Des Moines

An Intimate Night With The Nadas-To Benefit ASK Resource Center

Saturday, October 6, 2018 | 6:30 pm Jasper Winery, 2400 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines, IA

National News

Sam Kirk Educator of the Year Award – 2019 Nominations

Each year the LDA of America selects an outstanding educator to receive the Sam Kirk Educator of the Year Award. This is an opportunity to give educators a well-deserved “thank ...

Nominate Someone for the 2019 Harry Sylvester Award!

This award honors and recognizes an adult with learning disabilities who has shown a strong dedication and commitment to advancing the issues of adults with learning disabilities. It is the wish ...

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 ...