Learning Disabilities

Disability/Illness Description:

Neurological in origin, learning disabilities interfere with a person’s ability to store, process, or produce information, and create a “gap” between one’s ability and performance. Individuals with learning disabilities are generally of average or above average intelligence.

Associations/Groups:

Dyslexia Research Institute
Provides information on  dyslexia and attention deficit hyper activity disorders (ADHD)
5746 Centerville Road
Tallahasee, FL 32309
Phone: 850-893-2216
Fax: 850-893-2440
Email: dri@dyslexia-add.org

International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
Has information for parents, students and professionals
40 York Road, 4th Floor
Baltimore, MD 21204
Voice: 410-296-0232
Fax: 410-321-5069
Email: info@dyslexiaida.org  For General Inquiries

Massachusetts Branch of IDA
provides a forum where parents, educators, individuals with dyslexia can share their knowledge
PO Box 562
Lincoln, MA 01773
Phone: 617-650-0011
Email: massbranchida@gmail.com

Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA)
gives 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
4156 Library Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15234-1349
Phone: 412-341-1515
Fax: 412-344-0224
Email: info@LDAAmerica.org
Adults with learning disabilities

Learning Disabilities Worldwide
Our purpose is to identify and support the unrecognized strengths and capabilities of persons with learning disabilities.
PO Box 142
Weston, MA 02493
Phone: 978-897-5399
Fax: 978-897-5355

National Center for Learning Disabilities
32 Laight Street, Second Floor
New York, NY 10013
Email: info@ncld.org

Other Information:

Dyscalculia
Comprehensive and informative website about dyscalculia. Dyscalculia is a specific learning disability in mathematics.

International Dyslexia Association
IDA Fact Sheets are convenient, professionally reviewed materials designed to help improve understanding and support advocacy initiatives. Fact Sheets are frequently used to help enrich and supplement IEP meetings, school board discussions and district policy initiatives. Each fact sheet is available in pdf format to download.

Learning Ally
Learning through Listening. We are a national non-profit dedicated to helping blind, visually impaired and dyslexic students succeed in education. We now offer the world’s largest collection of human-narrated audio textbooks and literature as well as solutions, support and community for parents, teachers and students.

Internet Special Education Resources
ISER is a nationwide directory of professionals who serve the learning disabilities and special education communities. Helps parents and caregivers find local special education professionals to help with learning disabilities and attention deficit disorder assessment, therapy and advocacy.

LD OnLine
The site features hundreds of helpful articles, multimedia, monthly columns by noted experts, first person essays, children’s writing and artwork, a comprehensive resource guide, very active forums, and a Yellow Pages referral directory of professionals, schools, and products.

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission LD/ADHD Task Force
600 Washington Street
Boston, MA 02111
617-204-3723

TAWK (Talking as a Way of Knowing)
Support group for families of children with nonverbal learning disabilities (NLD) in MetroWest area of Massachusetts
Email: barb_wilder-smith@post.harvard.edu

Fact Sheet last updated on: 1/17/2017