Learning Disabilities (LD) Awareness Month
Information on learning disabilities
Learning Disabilities: An Overview will tell you what a learning disability is, the different types, and the causes.
The LD OnLine glossary defines the vocabulary of special education.
In August 2012, NCLD conducted a surveyto find out more about the public's perception of learning disabilities. Read the executive summary here.
The LD OnLine timeline tells the history of learning disabilities.
E-cards, children's books, creativity, and more
Send an e-card to a teacher who has gone above and beyond to help a child with LD. The beginning of the school year is a great time to write something specific you appreciate.
Down & Up: The Journey of a Child with LD. Raise awareness about learning disabilities by sharing this one-of-a-kind animation with friends and loved ones affected by LD.
Visit Sparktop, where kids with learning disabilities (or who learn differently) can create awesome stuff, play great games, connect with other kids and discover new ways to succeed in school and life.
Stories about success can inspire each of us to feel more confident in meeting the challenges of learning disabilities.
To learn more about reading, writing, and learning disabilities in young children, visit the Reading Rockets LD resources section.
For more in-depth information about learning disabilities, take a look at the comprehensive resources on our sister site LD OnLine.
Browse our LearningStore to discover quality educational products related to learning disabilities and ADHD, including books and videos by inspirational expert Rick Lavoie.
Find a professional, school, or product through the LD OnLine Yellow Pages nationwide directory.
The following organizations provide information and advocacy for children, families, and adults with learning disabilities:
History of LD Awareness Month
October was originally designated in the United States as LD Month in 1985 through a proclamation by President Ronald Reagan. Learning Disabilities Association of Canada (LDAC) has celebrated LD Month since 1987 and provides an updated toolkit each year. Organizations in the United States use this month to inform the public about learning disabilities through events and proclamations. LD Awareness Month is celebrated in many states, often coordinated through each state's Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) office.