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

Seeking Board Members

LDA of Iowa is seeking dedicated persons to serve on the Iowa board of directors who are passionate about improving the quality of life for individuals with learning disabilities and their …

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 …

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National News

Atlanta Here We Come!

by Ann Kornblet, 2018 General Conference Chair Atlanta here we come!! One of LDA’s favorite conference venues is ready to once again host the International Conference. All activities will be ...

[LDA Action Alert] Tell Your Senators to VOTE NO on the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

Background: On November 16, the House of Representatives passed its version of a tax bill. Now the Senate is finalizing its own version. Both bills are extremely damaging because they: ...

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 ...