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.
UPHOLD – Understanding that People Have Options for Learning Disabilities – meetings are free and open to anyone associated with children who have learning disabilities. 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:
Join online by clicking here and selecting Arkansas.
Or, click here to download our membership form. Mail the form and dues to: ATTN: Membership, Learning Disabilities Association of Arkansas, P.O. Box 23514, Little Rock, AR 72221.
Dues are $55 annually for an individual membership. Student Memberships are $25.
Organizational memberships are available for $300 annually, which includes:
- 5 individual memberships
- Listing your organization in the website's resources section
- Reduced pricing at LDAA's annual state conference
- Free vendor space at LDAA's annual state conference
Research shows that 8 to 10 percent of American children under 18 years of age have some type of learning disability, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.