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 …


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

National News

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, ...

Call to Action: Preserve Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act!

Contact your Congressional Representatives, State Legislators, and Governors NOW! Members and Friends of LDA, The House of Representatives is expected to introduce a bill to cut Medicaid and the Affordable ...

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 ...