Welcome to LDANYS

LDANYS is the nation's oldest learning disability advocacy organization.  We are the only voice of advocacy specifically for persons with learning disabilities and related neurological impairments with all levels of NYS government.  We fight everyday for the rights of children and adults to education, supports and services. Additionally, our prevention programs protects children from environmental toxins, fetal alcohol exposure and other causes of acquired learning disability.  Our advocacy depends on the generous donations of people like you. 


LDANYS Commends Albany County Legislature for “Doing the Right Thing”
On December 8th, 2014 the Albany county Legislature voted on legislation Local Law “J” to ban the sale of toys and products containing high toxicity chemicals. To view press release, click here (pdf).  LDANYS commends the Albany County Legislature for doing the right thing.  For more information on LDANYS position, click here (pdf).


The Learning Disabilities Association of New York State submitted testimony in response to the Employment First Initiative and the state-wide Listening Sessions hosted by OPWDD and the Governor’s Office.

LDANYS has worked in partnership with the Inclusive Workforce Alliance, which has been working over the last few months with OPWDD and the Governor’s office to reinforce the principles in Executive Order (EO)136 (link to press release-attachment) and to emphasize the special concerns of LDANYS members regarding the challenges which learning disabled individuals face when they seek meaningful career and vocational opportunities.

EO 136 created an Employment First Commission, whose role it is to create an Employment First policy for New York.  The goals of the Employment First policy are to increase competitive, integrated employment opportunities for individual with disabilities and to decrease the state’s poverty rate. The Commission also has been charged with the registration of 100 businesses that implement formal policies to hire people with disabilities as part of their workforce strategy.


Saratoga hosts the 118th NYS PTA Convention

Teacher of the Year Charles Giglio speaks at the NYS PTA Convention

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