2021 Annual Meeting


  • Special Presentation: Updates on the MI Dyslexia Legislation 
  • voting for officers for 2021-2022
  • voting to approve proposed changes to Bylaws

Updates on Dyslexia Legislation in Michigan
We are fortunate to have Susan Schmidt joining us for our Annual Meeting this year. Susan has been working directly with the sponsors of the four bills related to dyslexia (SB 380-383). These bills are currently in the Senate and getting close to being presented in the House. Susan will present what is covered in each bill and current conversations around potential changes. Please be sure to join us at this meeting to ensure that our voices are included during this significant time for education in Michigan.

Slate of Officers

  • President: Amy Barto
  • Vice-President/President-Elect: Meredith Schindler
  • Treasurer: Christine Roman
  • Recording Secretary: Debbie Houde

You can information related to each candidate and proposed changes to Bylaws here.

Please RSVP for the meeting through the button below – even if you’re not sure you can attend! This helps us make sure you get the right link.

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Linking Information About Learning Disabilities: A Two-Day Virtual Conference

LDA of Michigan is partnering with LDA of New Jersey for a two-day virtual conference for parents, administrators, educators, advocates, professionals (lawyers, doctors, psychologists, etc.), students (14+, college, and graduate), and others who want to learn more about Learning Disabilities, ADHD, and related disorders. It’s truly a conference for all!

Don’t worry if you can’t join us for all day Friday and Saturday. Most sessions will be recorded and you can watch them until October 31 – all through LD Awareness Month!

Linking Information about Learning Disabilities features 12 keynote speakers and 52 breakout sessions!

Topics include: dyslexia, executive functions, self-advocacy, IEPs, assistive technology, evaluation, social skills, transition, trauma-informed practices, reading instruction, disability supports at work and/or in college, and MORE!

Michigan teachers: you can earn 10 SCECHs for FREE! Register today!

Download schedules for each day and/or the full conference brochure with session descriptions!


Learn more about the sessions and speakers and follow the event updates at the Event Page on Facebook.

Special thanks to The Richard West Assistive Technology Advocacy Center (ATAC) for their expertise in organizing this virtual conference!

Thank You to our Sponsors

Together we CAN make a difference!

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Are you interested in being a sponsor, vendor, and/or advertiser? Contact us at ldaminjconference@gmail.com!

Reading Redefined

Maryanne Wolf, Ph.D. – Director, Center for Reading and Language Research Author Proust and the Squid: The Story and Science of the Reading Brain


On September 30, a collaborative of library service agencies are sponsoring Reading Redefined: Deep reading, learning, and the impact of digitization, a one-day symposium to discuss the ways that reading is changing as our environment and interactions become ever more digital. They are excited to have Maryanne Wolf and Natalie Phillips as plenary speakers.

This event is open to attendees outside of the Library Collective. Thank you to our friends at Michigan Reading Association for bringing this event to our attention.

Registration: $50 (includes lunch)