Each year LDA-IA recognizes outstanding individuals and groups who have made a significant and positive impact on the lives of persons with learning disabilities. The awards are presented at the annual conference in October.
These awards are based entirely on LDA-IA member nominations. We need your help to identify worthy candidates for the following awards:
OUTSTANDING EDUCATOR AWARD Nomination Form
The recipient of this award will be employed in the field of education. The person need not be a teacher. All personnel connected with education from preschool through the university shall be eligible. The award shall be given to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the field of education to children, youth, and/or adults with learning disabilities. The recipient need not be a member of LDA-IA.
HELPING HANDS AWARD Nomination Form
This is the highest honor granted by LDA-IA. The recipient will have made an outstanding contribution directly or indirectly to children, youth, and/or adults with learning disabilities. The recipient shall be or has been a member of LDA-IA.
ORGANIZATION AWARD Nomination Form
This award may be given to an organization that has accomplished an outstanding job in promoting the general welfare of individuals with learning disabilities.
ZEIGLER TRANSITION AWARD Nomination Form
The recipient of this award shall be an individual, service, or organization who has extended, during the previous calendar or present year, an exceptionally helpful or creative service specifically tailored to the transition needs (especially vocational and/or independent living skills) of a young adult or adult with learning disabilities. This person need not be a member of LDA-IA. The LDA-IA awards committee, in conjunction with the LDA-IA Education Committee, shall select the recipient.
APPRECIATION AWARD Nomination Form
The recipient may be a professional or a parent who has contributed to the field of learning disabilities in the State of Iowa through education or through a related field such as medicine or law. The service being recognized may either have been performed in the past or during the present year. The recipient need not be a member of LDA-IA.
PRESIDENT’S AWARD (Award is selected by the President)
This award may be given by the president of LDA-IA to an individual who has provided outstanding service to LDA-IA during the year. The recipient may be a member of the board.