The Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois is a not-for-profit organization of all individuals who are committed to the education and welfare of persons with learning and attention disabilities.
What Does LDA/IL Do for You?
Here are some of the activities of our volunteer organization which benefit the learning disabled in Illinois:
- Monitor and advise on special education legislation at the federal and state levels.
- Monitor and advise the Illinois State Board of Education on issues dealing with learning disabled students.
- Provide advocacy information and support to parents, learning disabled individuals and professionals.
- Provide scholarships for post-secondary education for students with learning disabilities, as well as those individuals going in to the field of teaching students with learning disabilities.
- Provide and support workshops and mini-conferences.
- Publish the quarterly state newsletter, Scope. All members receive the national e-newsletter, LDA Today, and some local chapters also publish newsletters for their members.
- Provide a central location, through the LDA/IL State Office, to support LDA/IL and chapter activities and supply information to the general public. Our State Office also maintains a lending library of books, pamphlets, audio/video cassettes, DVDs and magazines.
- Increase public awareness of learning disabilities throughout Illinois.
- Provides Parent scholarships for membership and workshop registration for free through the Janet Lerner Memorial Membership Scholarships.
To join, please visit our membership registration.