The Learning Disabilities Association of Texas (LDAT) is a not-for-profit, volunteer organization dedicated to advancing the education and general welfare of persons with learning disabilities. LDAT was chartered in 1963 to stimulate public and private action to meet the needs of these individuals. LDAT is affiliated with the national Learning Disabilities Association of America and local affiliates across the State of Texas. Membership includes persons with learning disabilities, their families, and professionals in the fields of medicine, education and the social sciences concerned with the problems of those with learning disabilities.
The organization publishes a newsletter, the Texas Key, and maintains a statewide computer database of more than 300 professional service providers, including psychologists, physicians, tutors, and schools. Contact us to receive information on resources in your area. If you are a service provider or you know of one who would like to be included in this database, contact LDAT .
LDAT does not endorse or recommend any person, publication, method, therapy, institution, product or treatment. It does, however, present without partiality many ways to assist those with learning disabilities in reaching their full potential.
LDAT Local Affiliates
LDAT maintains local affiliates/contact persons throughout the state. Please contact LDAT for information about the affiliate or contact person in your area.
No local affiliate or contact for your area? LDAT encourages and supports the formation of local groups and provides two options: The traditional LDAT Local Affiliate and a simplified LDAT Local Support Group. If you are interested in starting a local group in your area, contact LDAT to receive a copy of our brochure, "How to Start a Local Support Group."
- Enhance public awareness of learning disabilities
- Provide information and referral services
- Encourage early identification and appropriate instruction of students with learning disabilities
- Help parents, professionals and service providers work effectively with individuals with learning disabilities
- Assist parents of individuals with learning disabilities in advocating for their children, and assist individuals with learning disabilities in self-advocacy by providing current information regarding federal and state statutes, rules and regulations
- Advocate on behalf of individuals with learning disabilities for new services and assist in upgrading existing programs on local, state and national levels
- Provide emotional support and assistance to individuals with learning disabilities and/or their families
- Assist interested individuals organize efforts within their own community
- Work cooperatively with other organizations, agencies and schools in bringing about changes which will have a favorable impact on the lives of all individuals with disabilities