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Healthy Children Project

The National Academy of Sciences estimates that¬†environmental factors, including toxic chemicals, cause or contribute to at least a quarter of learning and developmental disabilities in American children. Learning Disabilities Association …

Education Task Force Issues Statement on School Reopening

As a member of the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Education Task Force, LDA of America has agreed to sign onto a statement of principles for reopening schools. These principles …

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
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 …

UNI’s new cohort: Master’s in Special Education – Consultation Emphasis

Support excellence in services for students eligible for special education with your leadership and skills.¬† Announcing a new cohort for a Master’s in Special Education – Consultation Emphasis beginning in …

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 …

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 …