Dear LDA Supporters and Staff,
As we reflect on the past year, we want to recognize all the obstacles we have overcome but, more importantly, focus on the positive lessons we’ve learned. We want to express our gratitude and appreciation to our supporters in the community including our funders, friends, and family.
The LDA staff have been committed and dedicated to providing essential supports that keep people healthy and safe and we want to especially thank the staff that have worked in high-risk settings all year; they are truly heroes.
We look forward to the year ahead and hope for less challenges and more opportunities. May every winter bring the promise of spring and a brighter tomorrow.
From all of us at the Learning Disabilities Association of WNY,
Happy New Year!
Remembering Alison Mantione
It is with a heavy heart, that the Starlight Studio and Art Gallery Program of the Learning Disabilities Association of WNY must say good bye to one of its star artists, Alison Mantione. With an eye to perfection, Alison had a focused approach to her art making. Turtles, animals, and nature imagery were the primary subject matter of her methodical creations. Her artwork evoked emotion and asked the spectator to take a closer look.