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 Scholarship Announcement

For more than twenty years, the Learning Disabilities Association of Iowa has awarded scholarships to Iowa seniors with learning disabilities who enroll in a post-secondary educational program.  We are pleased …

Coronavirus: Latest Updates and Tips

The coronavirus pandemic impacts everyone. But it creates added challenges for some people. That includes kids and adults with learning differences or disabilities. Understood has created this COVID-19 resource to …

Events

LDA-IA Board Meeting

Saturday, July 11, 2020 | 9:30 am

LDA-IA Annual Board Meeting

Saturday, October 10, 2020 | 9:30 am

National News

LDA Expresses Concern Over Supreme Court’s Espinoza Ruling and Impact on Public Funding for Public Schools

With schools moving to online instruction or closing for an extended period of time, there is a concern for students with disabilities, including learning disabilities like dyslexia, who receive services ...

LDA Visualizes a World…

LDA visualizes a world in which learning disabilities are universally understood, so all individuals are accepted, supported, and empowered to live a self-determined life.  As an organization, we acknowledge that ...

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 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 ...