Environmental Health

Scientific research has demonstrated a link between exposure to environmental toxins and the onset of cognitive disabilities such as learning disabilities, autism, ADHD and others. In an effort to raise awareness on the link between exposure to environmental toxins and learning disabilities and to advocate for policy changes that will reduce or eliminate toxic chemicals from our environment LDANYS is engaged in several environmental health initiatives:

Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative

The Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative (LDDI) is a national working group of the Collaborative on Health and the Environment (www.healthandenvironment.org). The primary mission of LDDI is to foster collaboration among learning and developmental disability organizations, researchers, health professionals and environmental health and justice groups to address concerns about the impact environmental pollutants may have on healthy brain development. LDDI currently has over 375 organizational and individual members engaged in research, educational and policy efforts.

Scientific Consensus Statement on Environmental Agents Associated with Developmental Disorders (PDF)

Policy Implications Based on the Scientific Consensus Statement on Environmental Agents Associated with Developmental Disorders (PDF)

Healthy Children Project

The Healthy Children Project is a program of the LDA of America. LDANYS is a state project site of HCP.

JustGreen Partnership


The JustGreen Partnership is a statewide collaboration that has been formed to advocate for the reduction and elimination of toxins in our environment. The JustGreen Partnership is comprised of a variety of organizations including environmental, disability, health-affected, labor, environmental justice, health, community, faith-based, and other groups working together for a future in which our children are not exposed to toxic chemicals.

Environmental Health and Prevention Links

The Healthy Children Project, Learning Disabilities Association of America

The Collaborative on Health and the Environment:

Institute for Children's Environmental Health

Learning and Developmental Disabilities Initiative

Prevention is the Cure

Just Green Partnership

Safer States

Clean New York