Welcome to the official Learning Disabilities Association of California (LDA-CA) Website. The information and links in this website can assist you to learn the following:
- About LDA-CA and what we do
- About Learning Disabilities, and its impact
- How you can join LDA-CA, donate to LDA-CA, or be a volunteer
- Browse our reading list of recommended books
- Miss the LDA-CA Hot Issues Symposium? Order CDs here!
- About our newsletter, The Gram
- Resources and links about Learning Disabilities
Thank you for taking an interest in the Learning Disabilities Association of California and in learning more about learning disabilities.
LDA Conference in Anaheim February 2014
Learning Disabilities Association of America is seeking submissions for the 2014 Conference to be held in Anaheim, CA, February 19-22, 2014. Anyone wishing to present a paper, conduct a workshop, provide an informational session, or make a formal presentation is invited to submit a proposal.
LDA values sessions that present current and best practices, including basic information about the nature of learning disabilities as well as innovative approaches to advocacy, assessment, intervention, and instruction. Also sought are sessions that present new ways to ensure successful transition, utilize assistive technology, access the general curriculum, provide a continuum of services, and foster productive adulthood. Of particular interest are hands-on practical techniques for Table Talk and reports of research for Poster Sessions. A special focus will be placed on research best practices and skill building of both children and adults in culturally diverse populations. We are pleased to introduce a new strand for the 2014 LDA Conference entitled, Correctional Education and Justice System.
It is expected that basic, intermediate, and advanced presentations will be offered to provide both new and experienced conference attendees current information and opinion on both continuing and evolving topics of interest and concern. Please note that presenters are limited to one major presentation and that sessions may not promote commercial products and/or services.
Deadline for submissions is May 15, 2013.
Individuals interested in having a proposal considered for the Anaheim Conference should visit the LDA website and follow the steps for completing and submitting online.
Articles and Recent News
Republished from - Learning Disabilities: A Multi Disciplinary Journal Volume 15, Number 1
Many Students with Learning Disabilities Are Not Receiving Special Education
Daniel P. Hallahan and Sandra B. Cohen
Students with learning disabilities are not receiving special education, which is based on the core principles of intensive, relentless, structured, appropriately paced instruction in small groups with frequent monitoring of each student’s progress. We believe that the diminution of special education for students with learning disabilities has occurred because of the well-meaning, but misinformed, overly zealous adoption of inclusive educational practices. We offer some advice to teachers and parents regarding what they should look for to ensure that their children with learning disabilities are receiving a true special education...read the full article
May 22, 2012 - On Behalf Of Maureen Graves
Emergency Action Alert: - Save the Hughes Bill regulations
Governor Brown has proposed to permanently repeal the Hughes Bill regulations. These regulations require functional analyses and Behavior Intervention Plans for special education students with aggression, self-injury, or other pervasive maladaptive behaviors which block learning. They also require staff training in behavior interventions. These regulations need to be protected and changed carefully, if at all.
Please contact the following people by phone, fax, and/or e-mail and ask them to save the Hughes Bill regulations. Any changes should be done carefully, through policy committees after full input from school district and family stakeholders and experts in behavior analysis:
SENATE: Senator Carol Liu, Chair of Senate Budget Subcommittee #1 (Education), phone, 916-651-4021; fax: 916-324-7543 Senator Christine Kehoe, Chair of Senate Budget Committee, phone: 916-651-4039; fax: 916-327-2188 Senator Roderick Wright, Member, Senate Budget Budget Subcommittee #1 (Education), phone: 916-651-4025; fax: 916-445-3712
ASSEMBLY: Assemblymember Susan Bonilla, Chair of Assembly Budget Committee Subcommittee #2 (Education), Phone: 916-319-2011; fax: 916-319-2111 Assemblymember Julia Brownley, Member of Assembly Budget Committee Subcommittee #2 (Education), Phone: 916-319-2041; fax: 916-319-2141 Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield, Chair of Assembly Budget Committee, phone: 916-319-2040; fax: 916-319-2140
Mission and Purpose
The Learning Disabilities Association of California is a 501(c)(3) non-profit volunteer organization of parents, professionals, and adults with learning disabilities. Its purpose is to promote and support the education and general welfare of children and adults of potentially normal intelligence who manifest learning, perceptual, and/or behavioral handicaps The goals of the Learning Disabilities Association of California are to:
- Advance parents' understanding and responsibility for the education of their children
- Increase community awareness and acceptance of the unique problems of persons with learning disabilities and their families
- Expand communication with regular and special educators at all levels
- Respond to unmet needs of individuals with learning disabilities and promote or create services to meet those needs
- Develop social and educational opportunities for individuals with learning disabilities
- Promote vocational and career education opportunities
- Encourage research in all aspects of learning disabilities
- Stimulate development of early detection programs; and
- Serve as a consultant and/or liaison with other parents and professional organizations
This web site publishes information and opinions as a service to its readers. LDA-CA does not recommend or endorse any particular method, institution, product, treatment, or theory. Opinions expressed on this web site or sites to which it has links are not necessarily those of LDA-CA.