Join the Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas!
The Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas is a non-profit, volunteer organization for parents and professionals devoted to defining and pursuing solutions to the broad spectrum of learning disorders. LDAA is a state affiliate of the Learning Disabilities Association of America and was chartered in 1963.
Our members include educators, therapists, other professionals and parents who care for Arkansans with disabilities. Members enjoy all the activities listed below as well as quarterly newsletters and (coming soon to our website) referrals from our lists of area resources. Additional professional development activities are being planned throughout the year.
Monthly UPHOLD – Understanding that People Have Options for Learning Disabilities – meetings are free and open to anyone associated with children who have learning disabilities. UPHOLD meetings occur most every third Monday at 6:30 p.m. on the Adolphine Fletcher Terry (2015 Napa Valley Dr., Little Rock). Teachers who attend UPHOLD meetings may receive 1.5 hours of continuing education units at each meeting.
The LDAA Ralph G. Norman scholarship is offered to Arkansas residents with learning disabilities who are pursuing higher education and who are ineligible for Supplemental Security Income or Social Security Disability funding. The application process begins in January and wraps in April. Scholarship recipients receive scholarships for both vocational and university training.
The annual LDAA conference brings administrators, educators, special educators, reading specialists, academic therapists, speech-language pathologists and parents together to learn the latest treatment and teaching strategies for children with learning disabilities. The conference offers professional development hours and insight from local professionals and regional or national speakers.
LDAA provides area schools, churches and other organizations with our educational learning disability simulation workshops, where we engage participants in activities designed to replicate experiences from a disabled individual’s perspective.
Your LDAA membership includes membership in the Learning Disabilities Association of America, our national organization.
Sign Up Today:
Click here to download our membership form. Dues are $55 for a general annual membership and $75 for a professional annual membership. Student Memberships are $25. Mail the form and dues to: ATTN: Membership, Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas, P.O. Box 23514, Little Rock, AR 72221.
You may also join online by clicking here and selecting Arkansas.
Difficulty with basic reading and language skills are the most common learning disabilities. As many as 80 percent of students with learning disabilities have reading problems.