April 7, 2017


During a rally by the bFair2DirectCare Coalition at the State Capitol on March 28th, Governor Cuomo and the leaders of both Houses, along with the mental hygiene committee chairs, promised a group of bFair2DirectCare demonstrators that they all support the addition of...

March 9, 2017

The LDA of WNY signed a Memorandum of Support for two legislative bills: Assembly bill A03899 and Senate bill S03941, to give all schools in New York State access to students’ blood lead tests, which is necessary to help schools identify children with a history of lead...

December 29, 2016

The LDA of America recently filed a formal ADA complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice concerning the major high school equivalency tests regarding the accessibility of accommodations for individuals with learning disabilities. 

A Subcommittee of LDA members who...

October 26, 2016

The crisis in Flint, Mich., wasn’t as isolated as we’d like to believe. Cities around the country have dealt with their own public health threats stemming from elevated levels of lead in drinking water and homes. In fact, the level of lead in the City of Buffalo, and t...

September 30, 2016

October is Learning Disabilities Awareness Month, the goal of which is to bring wide-spread awareness and to, and education about, these hidden disabilities.  Fifteen percent of the U.S. population, or one in seven Americans, have some type of learning disability (LD),...

September 8, 2016

There are a number of upcoming trainings, conferences, and workshops for individuals, parents, and professionals on topics ranging from bullying and special education to sexuality and graduation.

For more information, contact us at info@ldaofwny.org or visit www.parentn...

August 10, 2016

We can't believe it either, but it's already time to start thinking about the new school year.

This year, when you shop, .5% of your purchase can go to the LDA of WNY!

Support us when you shop for back-to-school items. #StartWithaSmile at http://smile.amazon.com/ch/16-11...

July 27, 2016

The agency's self advocacy group, Innovative Voice, or I-Voice (at left with plaque), was honored as the Self Advocacy Group of the Year at the 2016 Western Region Self Advocacy Conference in Niagara Falls June 2nd and 3rd.


In addition, I-Voice member Sheila Bush...

July 12, 2016

LDA of WNY is now a participating charity with Embrace the Difference! The jewelry line was developed by Robyn Zimmer for her son, Sam, who has Aspergers Syndrome.

Items are sold at ReedsJenss locations, and with every item purchased from this jewelry line, $10-30 goes...

April 21, 2016

Daemen College Center for Self Advocacy Inc and Parent Network are putting on a training for people with developmental disabilities learning skills to help them speak to their doctors and nurses, advocacy is instrumental knowing what skills you need to to get the help...

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