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Parenting children with learning and attention disabilities presents special challenges. The family faces many difficulties – not only dealing with everyday academic and associated social and emotional problems, but also dealing with the struggle of living with a learning disability. Gain strength and encouragement by joining with others in the LDAA parent support group, Understanding that Parents Have Options for Learning Disabilities (UPHOLD). Together we can learn better coping strategies and skill training while receiving the emotional support of other parents of children with learning disabilities.


  • Discussions –  ­a chance to share your own experiences.
  • Professional direction on current issues that relate to parenting and teaching children with learning disabilities.
  • Guest speakers
  • Resources: Book recommendations, websites, handouts and more.
  • The opportunity to learn from others who have experienced similar situations.

UPHOLD Little Rock

UPHOLD Little Rock meets the first Monday of every month (suspending activities during the busy months of June, July, August and December) at the Terry Library, 2015 Napa Valley Dr., Little Rock at 6 p.m. Use of Central Arkansas Library System meeting facilities does not constitute endorsements of the beliefs, viewpoints, policies or affiliations of the user by the library board or staff.


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Did You Know

Learning disabilities should not be confused with other disabilities such as intellectual disabilities, autism, deafness, blindness and behavioral disorders. None of these conditions are learning disabilities. In addition, they should not be confused with lack of educational opportunities, such as frequent changes of schools or attendance problems. Also, children who are learning English do not necessarily have a learning disability.