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

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 …

Have a Non-Toxic Halloween

  This week, a Grand Rapids news station aired a story sharing a warning about Halloween makeup. A recent study done by the Breast Cancer Fund analyzed a variety of …


How to Speak “Special Educationese” (Croswell Area)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | 12:00 pm Croswell Library William Aitkin Memorial District Library, 111 N. Howard Street , Croswell, MI | (810) 679-3627

Parents and Educators: Building Collaborative Communication Skills (Jackson)

Wednesday, March 1, 2017 | 12:00 pm Kratz Educational Center, 6700 Browns Lake Rd, Jackson, MI | 517-768-5200

Transition: Planning for High School and Beyond (Walled Lake)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | 9:30 am Walled Lake Consolidated Schools Educational Services Center, 850 Ladd Road Building D , Walled Lake, MI | (248) 956-2000

Rethinking Guardianship: Facilitating Life-Long Self Determination (Saginaw)

Wednesday, March 8, 2017 | 5:00 pm Saginaw ISD, 3860 Fashion Square Blvd., Saginaw, MI | (989) 399-SISD (7473)

National News

National Center for Learning Disabilities, Learning Disabilities Association of America Call on DeVos to Divest in ADHD Company, Citing Harmful Conflict of Interest

MEDIA CONTACTS: Marcia Griffith- Pauyo with NCLD: (646) 616-1210, mg@ncld.org Myrna Mandlawitz with LDA: (202) 686-1637, mrmassociates@verizon.net National Center for Learning Disabilities, Learning Disabilities Association of America Call on DeVos ...

LDA Legislative News – January 2017

DeVos Nomination Slows, Still on Track The Committee confirmation vote on Secretary of Education nominee Betsy DeVos is now scheduled for January 31. While critics of her nomination continue to ...

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 ...