Welcome to the Learning Disabilities Association of Illinois

networkThe LDA provides support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals. At the national, state and local levels, LDA provides cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of  resources. These services make the LDA the leading resource for information on learning disabilities.

LDA believes that every person  with learning disabilities can be successful at school, at work, in relationships, and in the community -- given the right opportunities.

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Join LDA of IL

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.