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 55-year history, the organization has become recognized for its expertise and use of current research and practices in the area of learning and attention challenges. LDA has developed many partnership programs with public and private schools, colleges, other post-secondary institutions, and adult literacy programs to focus on solutions to fulfill its mission. Services include diagnostic assessments, consultations, intensive 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.

LDA’s newest program, our special education Teacher Prep & Licensure Program, has teacher candidates who are employed while attending LDA’s coursework.  School partnerships provide quality field experiences while they are becoming future special educators.

Current LDA Minnesota school partners include:

  • DeLaSalle High School
  • St. Peter Claver School
  • Community of Saints School
  • Risen Christ School
  • Frassati Catholic Academy
  • Magnuson Christian School
  • Lionsgate Academy
  • Spectrum Academy
  • Sejong Academy
  • Step Academy
  • Venture Academy

LDA Minnesota is affiliated with these organizations:

Metropolitan Alliance of Connected 

 Learning Disabilities Association
of America

LDA Minnesota meets the
Charities Review Council
Standards of Nonprofit Accountability

Healthy Legacy Coalition



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