Title: LDAPA - Learning Disabilities Association of Pennsylvania Descriptive info: .. About LDAPA.. Disability Information.. Agencies Resources.. Laws Regulations.. Contact.. WELCOME!.. The Learning Disabilities Association of Pennsylvania (LDAPA) welcomes you to our Home Page.. Our goal is to provide you with information, support, and resources to help your child, who may have a learning disability, assist the student in your classroom who may be struggling, or understand how a learning disability may affect you as an adult.. As a statewide, nonprofit organization, we are dedicated to serving Pennsylvania residents by providing accurate, up-to-date information regarding learning disabilities as well as support.. LDAPA is a state affiliate of Learning Disabilities Association of America.. Thank you for visiting our Web site.. We hope the information is helpful to you, the parent or family ... Reproduction of information contained on this site is prohibited without the permission of LDAPA.. Would you like to make a contribution to LDAPA? Please click below to complete your transaction.. Thinking about joining LDAPA? Click this link.. WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES.. View a listing of local, state, national, and international events.. BECOME INVOLVED.. Find out how you may positively affect the lives of children with learning disabilities by beginning an LDAPA affiliate or local support group for families of children with learning disabilities.. Have you considered becoming a volunteer contact person?.. Contact LDAPA for more information at 717.. 939.. 3731 or 888.. 775.. 3272.. Contributions, which are tax deductible, are welcomed and appreciated.. 2010 All Rights Reserved, Learning Disabilities Association of Pennsylvania..
Title: LDAPA - Learning Disabilities Association of Pennsylvania Descriptive info: HOME.. Articles Resources.. Vision Mission Statement.. Board Members Staff.. LDAPA Affiliates.. Workshop Conferences.. Membership.. Contact Information.. Description, Purpose, Service and Activities of LDAPA.. LDAPA.. is the Pennsylvania State Affiliate of Learning Disabilities Association of America.. Like LDA of America, LDAPA believes that every individual has the right to a quality education and every individual with a learning disability can succeed at school and work.. Early identification, intervention, and remediation are important for each individual.. Advocating for and protecting the rights of all individuals with Learning Disabilities is the mission of LDAPA.. is a 501(c) (3) non profit organization of volunteers founded in 1964 and incorporated in ... learning disabilities eligible for services in Pennsylvania schools, as well as their families and the thousands of other young adults and adults in our communities who have learning disabilities.. holds an annual conference that provides current, beneficial information to parents, professionals and individuals.. provides information on its web site and publishes a newsletter four times a year.. Board Members and others serve as ambassadors and advocates for children and adults with learning disabilities in numerous capacities and arenas.. They serve on state and local committees, advisory boards, transition councils and other organizations.. LDAPA.. volunteers staff the office telephone to respond to requests for assistance, information and referrals..
Title: LDAPA - Learning Disabilities Association of Pennsylvania Descriptive info: What are learning disabilities?.. A learning disability is a neurological disorder.. In simpler terms, a learning disability results from a difference in the way a person's brain is wired.. Children with learning disabilities are as smart or smarter than their peers.. But, they may have difficulty reading, writing, spelling, reasoning, recalling and/or organizing information and doing mathematics, if left to figure things out by themselves or if taught in conventional ways.. The reality is that a learning disability cannot be cured or fixed; it is a lifelong challenge.. Take heart in knowing that with appropriate support and intervention, children ... advocate.. You can help your child by capitalizing on strengths, defining areas of weakness, understanding the educational system, working with teachers and other professionals, and helping your child learn strategies for dealing with his or her difficulties.. The most common learning disabilities are:.. Auditory and visual processing disabilities:.. A person with normal hearing and vision has difficulty understanding and using language.. Dyslexia:.. A person has trouble understanding written words, sentences or paragraphs.. Dyscalculia:.. A person has difficulty solving arithmetic problems and grasping math concepts.. Dysgraphia:.. A person finds it hard to form letters or write within a defined space..
Title: LDAPA - Learning Disabilities Association of Pennsylvania Descriptive info: LDA of America.. LD Online.. NICHCY.. PA Dept.. of Education (PDE).. PA Training Technical Assistance Network (PaTTAN).. Support and Resources.. To answer questions or concerns you may have about learning disabilities or the education of students with learning disabilities, consider utilizing various resources like local, state, and national organizations or associations as well as state agencies.. LDAPA volunteers can ... order to address your questions or concern.. If you have a question about learning disabilities, LDAPA can provide you with the information you are seeking.. Contact us.. at 717.. 3731, 888.. 3272 or LDAPA, 4751 Lindle Road, Suite 114, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17111.. PA SCHOOL DISTRICTS.. Access information about any one of the 501 school districts in Pennsylvania by county..
Title: LDAPA - Learning Disabilities Association of Pennsylvania Descriptive info: Individuals w/ Disabilities Education Improvement.. Act of 2004 (IDEA).. IDEA Regulations.. Rehabilitation Act of 1973,.. Section 504.. No Child Left Behind.. Family Education Rights Privacy Act (FERPA).. Laws and Regulations.. The federal and state laws governing the rights of students with disabilities can seem overwhelming and complex at first; however, understanding the special education process and knowing how to utilize the laws as they were meant to be utilized is important in achieving educational success.. While education in and of itself is an important component in the life of a student with learning disabilities, it is the purpose of the education and the eventual outcome that needs to be remembered.. developing the tools to lead a productive, independent, and fulfilling life.. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, commonly referred to as the IDEA, is the federal law governing special education.. Chapter 14 of the PA ... one or more of the 13 disabilities noted in the IDEA and be in need of special education programs and related services.. The Rehabiliation Act of 1973 is a federal, civil rights law.. Section 504 of the Rehab Act provides accommodations to students who have been deemed students with a handicapping condition.. Chapter 15 of the PA School Code addresses the rights afforded under the Rehabilitation Act.. Students receiving protection under this Act are provided a 504 service agreement.. PA SCHOOL CODE.. Provides information regarding education, which includes Chapters 14, 15, and 16.. CHAPTER 14.. Special education programs and related services for students who students with disabilities and in need of special education.. CHAPTER 15.. Provides accommodations to students who are considered to have a handicapping condition.. CHAPTER 16.. Special Education for Gifted Students.. CHAPTER 711.. Charter School and Cyber Charter School Services And Programs For.. Children With Disabilities..
Title: LDAPA - Learning Disabilities Association of Pennsylvania Descriptive info: LDAPA Membership.. Telephone:.. City:.. State:.. Zip:.. School District:.. Please check appropriate area(s):.. Parent of LD individual.. LD Adult.. College Student.. Educator (Specify).. Other (Specify).. Interests:.. Advocacy.. Education.. Fundraising.. Conference.. Newsletter.. Grant Writing.. Annual dues are $50.. 00 and includes national, state and local.. Dues and contributions may be treated as charitable contributions for Federal Income Tax purposes.. If you are paying by check, please.. click here.. to download a form..
Title: LDAPA - Learning Disabilities Association of Pennsylvania Descriptive info: Workshop and Conferences.. SATURDAY -.. APRIL 13, 2013.. Holiday Inn Pittsburgh/Monroeville.. Learning Disabilities Association of Pennsylvania.. Spring Seminar.. Overcoming Executive Dysfunction.. in Individuals with Learning Disabilities,.. ADHD, and Autism Spectrum Disorders.. Presented by: Psychologist John Harvey, Ph.. D.. A Four Hour Seminar for Parents Professionals.. Click Here.. to View/Print Seminar Brochure.. to Register Online.. To Register By Mail.. Please check back often for any scheduled conferences, workshops or fundraising events.. 2013 All Rights Reserved, Learning Disabilities Association of Pennsylvania..
Title: LDAPA - Learning Disabilities Association of Pennsylvania Descriptive info: About LDAPA.. MISSION.. LDAPA is an advocacy organization dedicated to helping children and adults with learning disabilities and other related neurological disorders.. VISION.. LDAPA strives to:.. Encourage the early identification and appropriate remediation of students with learning disabilities;.. Help parents, professionals, and service providers to work effectively with individuals with learning disabilities;.. Advocate for new services and assist in the ... emotional support and assistance to individuals with learning disabilities and their families;.. Assist concerned individuals to organize their efforts within the community to enhance the lives of children and adults with learning disabilities; and.. Work cooperatively with other organizations, agencies, and schools in bringing about changes that will have a favorable impact on the lives of all individuals with disabilities..
Title: LDAPA - Learning Disabilities Association of Pennsylvania Descriptive info: LDAPA 2012-2013 Board of Directors.. Includes the Executive Committee, Directors at Large, and County Affiliates.. Executive Committee:.. Deborah Rodes, President.. Sara Czako, Vice-President.. Sharyn Denham, Secretary.. Kristina Smith, Treasurer.. Sydney Malick, Past President.. Directors at Large:.. Patricia Henry.. Kay Lipsitz.. Pat Pece.. Nancy Ruhmel.. Kerry Williard.. County Affiliate Representation:.. Lancaster County.. Professional Advisory Board provides counsel on professional and technical interpretations of matters relative to learning disabilities.. Professional Advisory Board members include:.. Dr.. John Harvey.. Edith F.. Miller.. Dale Smith.. Mark W.. Voigt, Esquire.. 2012 All Rights Reserved, Learning Disabilities Association of Pennsylvania..