About LDA of Maine

The Learning Disabilities Association of Maine (LDAME) is a non-profit, 501(c)3, grassroots organization affiliated with the Learning Disabilities Association of America.

LDA’s Mission

The Learning Disabilities Association of Maine is dedicated to assisting individuals with specific learning disabilities through support, education, and advocacy.

LDA’s Vision

LDA is dedicated to a world in which:

  • All individuals with learning disabilities are empowered to thrive and participate fully in society;
  • The incidence of specific learning disabilities is reduced; and
  • Learning disabilities are universally understood and effectively addressed.

What LDA Does To Accomplish Its Mission

  • Promote Prevention: We believe that the number of individuals affected by learning disabilities can be reduced with an effective, comprehensive prevention plan. We encourage research that seeks to identify the causes of learning disabilities and disseminate research findings which could lead to the reduction of the incidence of learning disabilities.
  • Foster Research in Best Practices: We encourage ongoing research efforts into recognition, assessment and intervention strategies throughout the lifespan. We monitor and disseminate these research findings.
  • Encourage Identification: Too many people go through life unidentified. We advocate for early identification, which increases the possibility of successful intervention. We will continue to advocate for access to identification throughout the lifespan.
  • Support Intervention: We strongly support best practice interventions for individuals with learning disabilities throughout the lifespan.
  • Protect Rights: We are committed to advocating for and protecting the rights of all individuals with learning disabilities. This includes legislative advocacy for laws to improve and preserve the rights of all individuals as well as individual advocacy.
LDA serves children, families, and adults with learning disabilities through support, education, and advocacy by providing:
  • Information on specific learning disabilities and related disorders, local and national education news and events through our E-news, social media and website;
  • Referrals to community and national resources (please use our contact form);
  • Professional development for parents, schools, and community members through webinars and LDA of America’s annual conference.