Are you a person with learning disabilities, a parent of a child with learning disabilities, a professional working with individuals with learning disabilities, or an interested party visiting our web site? LDAT welcomes you!
Your chances of knowing a person with learning disabilities are very good; they comprise 10-20% of the population, cutting across every segment of society. Can we afford the loss of the talents and contributions of this proportion of the population? Of even one person?
Sharing information about learning disabilities is our first priority and this is a grand opportunity to do just that. If you do not find the answers to your questions, help us to help you and perhaps others, by letting us know how we can better serve you.
LDAT was chartered in 1963 as a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3), parent/professional membership organization to offer help and hope to those struggling with learning disabilities, the "invisible disability." We invite you to visit our membership page and find how you can become a part of LDAT.
Common learning disabilities are in the areas of reading (dyslexia), math (dyscalculia), and writing (dysgraphia), and are often further complicated by related disorders such as attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. LDAT believes that every person with learning disabilities can be successful in school, at work, in relationships, and in their community - given the right opportunities and support! Our mission is to advocate for such support and increase opportunities for all children and adults with learning disabilities.
Web site Features
- Membership - membership includes state, national and local (where available)
- Affiliation and access to The Texas Key, the state electronic newsletter
- Resources - Contact information and links to related organizations and agencies
- College - Lists Texas colleges/universities providing services for students with learning disabilities - a must for families looking for colleges with accommodations for students with learning disabilities
- Numerous web pages containing information to assist parents who work with and advocate on behalf of their children with learning disabilities
- Resource Information and links which will assist professionals in their search for ways to work with persons with learning disabilities
- Conference - The LEARNING DISABILITY ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA'S 50TH Anniversary International Conference, February 2013, San Antonio, TX
Regulations implementing the 2004 Amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act "allow a parent to request an initial evaluation at any time to determine if a child is a child with a disability. The use of response to intervention strategies cannot be used to delay or deny the provision of a full and individual evaluation...to a child suspected of having a disability..."
Excerpt from a Letter to the State Directors of Special Education from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, January 21, 2011
LDAT gratefully acknowledges the support of the
Learning Disabilities Foundation of America in the updating of this web site