If you are a parent or teacher of a child with a learning disability – or have learning disabilities yourself – you are not alone.

The good news is that the Learning Disabilities Association of Michigan is here to help! Since 1969, LDA of Michigan has been an affiliate of LDA of America and provided support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals with cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources. These services make LDA, and LDA of MI, the leading resources for information on learning disabilities.

Affiliate News

You Can Take action for Healthy Children

Healthy Children Project: Calling on dollar stores to sell safe products   We believe all families have a right to affordable and safe products. That is why the LDA is …

Weigh in on Michigan’s Plan for ESSA

A press release from the Michigan Department of Education is below. Michigan’s new education plan is not yet final. It is a draft. Right now is a time for public …

LDA of MI Goes to Washington

No, it’s not a new movie but it is likely to be an adventure! Next week is the LDA National Conference in Baltimore, MD. Since we’ll be so close,  LDA …

What are the Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities?

U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Civil Rights of Students with Disabilities December 28, 2016 Contact:   Press Office, (202) 401-1576,press@ed.gov The U.S. Department of Education released three new sets …

Slate of Officers for LDA of MI 2017 Board of Directors

We are excited to announce the Slate of Officers up for election to the LDA of Michigan Board of Directors! Co-Presidents: Crystal Young, Ph.D & Lisa Woodcock-Burroughs, Ph.D Secretary: Julie …


Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy (Middleville)

Monday, April 10, 2017 | 5:30 pm First Baptist Church of Middleville, 5215 North M 37, Middleville, MI

Webinar and Discussion: Positive Behavior Support (Hillsdale)

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | 5:30 pm Hillsdale ISD, 310 W. Bacon Street , Hillsdale, MI | 517-437-0990

Skills for Effective Parent Advocacy (Hastings)

Monday, April 24, 2017 | 5:30 pm Hastings Baptist Church, 309 E Woodlawn Avenue, Hastings, MI

Family Day at Whitecaps for Special Needs

Sunday, May 7, 2017 | 1:00 pm Fifth Third Ballpark, 4500 West River Dr NE, Comstock Park, MI | 616-784-4131

National News

Request for Comments: Proposed Guidelines on Accessibility of Digital Content

LDA has been asked by the Cognitive Task Force (COGA) of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) to respond to its request for comments on the accessibility of digital content ...

2018 Call for Proposals

Learning Disabilities Association of America is seeking submissions for the 2018 Conference to be held in Atlanta, GA February 21-24, 2018. Anyone wishing to present a paper, conduct a workshop, ...

Feature Articles

LDA Comments on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

LDA has responded to the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed regulations on significant disproportionality. The Department proposed a complicated uniform mathematical calculation and expanded use of “early intervening” funds for ...