LDA Visualizes a World in Which:
- All individuals with learning disabilities are empowered to thrive and participate fully in society
- The incidence of learning disabilities is reduced
- And learning disabilities are universally understood and effectively addressed
The LDA Mission:
LDA's mission is to create opportunities for success for all individuals affected by learning disabilities and to reduce the incidence of learning disabilities in future generations.
What LDA Does To Accomplish That Mission:
Promote Prevention: We believe that the number of individuals affected by learning disabilities can be reduced with an effective, comprehensive prevention plan. We encourage research that seeks to identify the causes of learning disabilities and disseminate research findings which could lead to the reduction of the incidence of learning disabilities.
Foster Research in Best Practices: We encourage ongoing research efforts into recognition, assessment and intervention strategies throughout the lifespan. We monitor and disseminate these research findings.
Encourage Identification: Too many people go through life unidentified. We advocate for early identification, which increases the possibility of successful intervention. We will continue to advocate for access to identification throughout the lifespan.
Support Intervention: We strongly support best practice interventions for individuals with learning disabilities throughout the lifespan.
Protect Rights: We are committed to advocating for and protecting the rights of all individuals with learning disabilities. This includes legislative advocacy for laws to improve and preserve the rights of all individuals as well as individual advocacy.