About LDANYS

The Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) is the largest 501c3, non-profit organization advocating for children and adults with learning disabilities. LDA has over 200 state and local affiliates in 42 states and Puerto Rico.

In New York,  the Learning Disabilities Association of New York State is the state affiliate and provides inforamtion and referral, systems advocacy and promotes services and supports for individuals with learning disabilities of all ages and their families.

LDANYS is the only statewide association in New York that specifically represents the needs and interests of individuals who have learning disabilities and their families. LDANYS works with the Governor’s office, members of the state legislature, Board of Regents, and key state agencies that have oversight over programs and services that touch the lives of individuals who have learning disabilities and their families to ensure policies are fair and provide equal access to programs and services for individuals who have learning disabilities.

Vision Statement:


Our vision is a world in which individuals with learning disabilities experience acceptance, respect, dignity, and full participation in the community.

Mission Statement:


The mission of the Learning Disabilities Association of New York State, is to create an environment that supports, informs and empowers individuals with learning disabilities throughout their lifespan.