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

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 …

Scholarship Deadline Fast Approaching!

There’s still time to submit applications for the LDA-IA post-secondary scholarships! Go to “Scholarships” in the main menu above.

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 …

Iowa touts early warning literacy system, but questions remain

In a press conference on Thursday, March 9th, officials from the Iowa Department of Education released new information on Iowa’s statewide “early warning” literacy system, drawing attention to the improved …

Summer Camps for Kids with LD/ADHD

ADDitude magazine online has just publicized its annual guide to camps and schools for children with learning differences. Several topics are highlighted, including how to pick the best program for …


LDA-IA Board Meeting – April 2017

Saturday, April 8, 2017 | 9:30 am

Grant Wood AEA Transition Night

Thursday, April 13, 2017 | 4:00 pm Grant Wood Area Education Agency, 4401 Sixth St. SW , Cedar Rapids | 319-399-6767 or 800-798-9771, ext. 6767

2017 Together We Can Conference

Saturday, May 6, 2017 | 8:00 am Varied Industries Building-State Fairgrounds, 3000 East Grand Avenue, Des Moines, IA

46th Annual LDA-IA Conference

Sunday, October 22, 2017 | 12:00 pm Holiday Inn Airport Conference Center, 6111 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA | 515-287-2400

National News

2018 Call for Proposals

Learning Disabilities Association of America is seeking submissions for the 2018 Conference to be held in Atlanta, GA February 21-24, 2018. Anyone wishing to present a paper, conduct a workshop, ...

Call to Action: Preserve Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act!

Contact your Congressional Representatives, State Legislators, and Governors NOW! Members and Friends of LDA, The House of Representatives is expected to introduce a bill to cut Medicaid and the Affordable ...

Feature Articles

LDA Comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

LDA has responded to the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed regulations on significant disproportionality. The Department proposed a complicated uniform mathematical calculation and expanded use of “early intervening” funds for ...