About Us

LDA Minnesota, a private, nonprofit 501(c)(3) agency, helps children, youth, and adults with or at risk for learning and attention challenges to achieve their potential in work, school, and life. Three professional educators founded Learning Disabilities Association, Inc. (LDA Minnesota), originally incorporated as a nonprofit organization in 1967. Over its nearly 50-year history the organization has become recognized for its expertise and use of current research and best practices in the area of learning and attention challenges. LDA has developed many partnership programs with public and private schools, colleges, other postsecondary training institutions, and adult literacy programs to focus on solutions to fulfill its mission. Services include diagnostic assessments, consultations, intensitve in-school interventions, workshops, professional development, public education and outreach.

LDA largest program is our grant-funded, community-based Learning Connections program, which is free to low-income participants, filling a gap for students who fall through the cracks of the educational system because they do not meet criteria for special education services or their needs exceed the system's capacity to serve.

Current LDA Minnesota school partners include:

  • Ascension Catholic School
  • Bruce Vento Elementary School
  • Christ’s Household of Faith
  • Highwood Hills Elementary School
  • Jenny Lind Community School
  • Risen Christ School
  • River's Edge Academy


Partners include:

Greater Twin Cities United Way

Healthy Legacy

Healthy Legacy


Minnesota Office of Higher Education

Minnesota Office
of Higher Education



LDA Minnesota is also affiliated with these organizations:

MACC logo 



Metropolitan Alliance of Connected




Learning Disabilities Association
of America



LDA Minnesota meets the Charities Review Council Standards of Nonprofit Accountability:

Charities Review Council