• SAVE THE DATE! APRIL 26th, 9am-3pm!

    The Spring Marché is back! Mark your calendars! Join us at Lake Forest Club on Thursday, April 26th from 9am – 3pm. Wonderful shopping, raffle items and a tasty bistro lunch (available for purchase) All proceeds raised support our “Make a Difference” grant program. This year, 2017-18, the LDA has awarded over $25,000 to our area Read More…

  • Just For Our Special Kids! A Gorton Holiday Shopping Event on Dec 6th from 1-2pm!

    Every year, the Gorton Community Center hosts a fabulous “Kids Only” Holiday Shopping Boutique, complete with gifts under $10 from local shops, helpful “elves” and gift wrapping. This year, our special kids, who might find an event like this overwhelming, will be able to participate! Join the merriment at Gorton on December 6th, from 1:00-2:oo, where children of Read More…

  • 2017 TASH Conference, Dec. 13-15 in Atlanta

    Each year, the TASH Conference brings together a diverse community of stakeholders who gain information, learn about resources, and connect with others across the country to strengthen the disability field. This year’s conference theme, “Still We Rise for Equity, Opportunity, and Inclusion,” shows the resilience of individuals with disabilities and their families across the lifespan. Conference attendees Read More…

  • I.E.P Speaker Event

    Thank you to Districts 65, 67, 115, NSSED and YOU… for attending, learning and working hard on behalf of your children! Hopefully you now know the answers to the “Who? What? When? Why? How?” If you missed our wonderfully informative event or would like to share the presentation with a parent, please see below or click Read More…

  • Blaze Buddy Ball 2017

    Children with various learning and physical disabilities are paired with Blaze buddies to play the great game of baseball. Buddy Ball is a co-ed event open to all ages and is free of charge.
    May 14 & 21 and June 4, 11 & 18 at 4:00 PM
    Westbrook Fields, 1333 Greenwood Road
    More info

  • Lake Bluff & Lake Forest Preschool Screenings

    Free Developmental/Educational Screenings for Lake Bluff and Lake Forest preschoolers:
    Lake Bluff Elementary School – Wednesday, September 13
    Lake Forest – Friday, September 22, 2017
    More info

  • Learning Disability Basics

    When you first begin your journey down the “LD” road it can all be overwhelming but we hope some basic information posted here will help you build the foundation you’ll need to best help your child and their learning style.
    More info

Supporting Our Community One Mind at a Time

The Lake Forest-Lake Bluff Learning Disabilities Association (LDA) is a non-profit organization where parents, educators and professionals come together to support, educate and provide resources for our children and each other.

We believe that every child learns differently and is able to be successful given the right tools and opportunities.


Monthly Meetings:

Our monthly meetings are held the second Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. at  Lake Forest High School West Campus, Seminar B, Waukegan Road, Lake Forest, IL.  No meetings in June, July or August.

2017/18 Schedule:










Speaker Series:

Experts, school administrators, teachers and parents all have valuable experience and stories to share.  Come listen and learn!  Presentations will cover a wide variety of topics including transitions to middle and high schools, determining your child’s learning style, social/emotional wellness, the IEP process, ADHD, and new initiatives in our schools just to name a few.

Please visit our  calendar of events for details about our monthly meetings and upcoming speakers.