The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) is a grassroots, nonprofit organization whose thousands of members include individuals with learning disabilities, their families and the professionals who work with them. Organized by parents in 1963, LDA has over 100 state and local affiliates throughout the United States as well as members from countries around the world.
LDA’s mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations. The nonprofit is dedicated to encouraging research that seeks to identify the causes of learning disabilities and disseminating research findings that could lead to promoting prevention. LDA also seeks to enhance the quality of life for all individuals with learning disabilities and their families by encouraging effective identification and intervention, fostering research in best practices and protecting their rights under the law.
LDA seeks to accomplish this through awareness, advocacy, empowerment, education, service and collaborative efforts.