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

LDA-IA Conference Registration is Open!

Join us at Sioux City’s Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center for the 46th Annual LDA-IA Conference: “Keep Calm: Mindfulness, Mental Health, and More!”      Conference Information      …

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 …


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’s Maureen Swanson Testifies in Washington DC

Maureen Swanson, Healthy Children Project Director, testified in Washington, D.C. in September about the dangers of organohalogen flame retardants. Read her full testimony here.

LDA Calls on Congressional Leaders

August 15, 2017 The Honorable Mitch McConnell Majority Leader United States Senate Washington, DC 20510 The Honorable Chuck Schumer Minority Leader United States Senate Washington, DC 20510   The Honorable ...

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 ...