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.
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New York State Education Department disclosing confidential student information, including disability status, to a private company WITHOUT parent permission or notification. Plans are for a massive student database to sell to for-profit companies--see our letter to Commissioner King expressing our strong opposition here.
NEW: 2013 Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Training Dates Announced. click here
NEW: LDANYS Comments to the NYS Education Department concerning their proposal for a disabilities only "safety net" for high school graduation. We explain how this proposal is discriminatory, stigmatizing, and does not provide a pathway to high school graduation that does not require high stakes, standardized testing. click here
NEW:"In the Spotlight", October 2012. Click here.
NEW: LDANYS Comments on Proposed Amendments Regarding Safety Net for Local Diploma, click here.
"In the Spotlight", July 2012. Click here.
Cover letter to the Board of Regents regarding LDANYS' Position Statement on Multiple Pathways to a NYS Regents Diploma, click here.
LDANYS' Position Statement on Multiple Pathways to a NYS Regents Diploma, click here.
Letter to Governor Cuomo regarding Commission on Education's lack of representation from special education community, click here.
Memo in Support of S.7331- An act to amend the education law in relation to the availability of the local diploma, click here.
Coalition for Multiple Pathways to a Diploma Issues Statement on Elimination of the Local Diploma, click here.
Coalition for Multiple Pathways to a Diploma Issues Recommendations on Creating Multiple Pathways to a Diploma, click here.
Memo from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education Program says RTI Can't Delay/ Deny Evaluations.Click here to read memo.