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A neurological disorder that affects one or more of the basic psychological processes involved in understanding or in using spoken or written language. The disability may manifest itself in an imperfect ability to listen, think, speak, read, write, spell or to do mathematical calculations. Learning disabilities should not be confused with learning problems which are primarily the result of visual, hearing, or motor handicaps; of intellectual disabilities; of emotional disturbance; or of environmental, cultural or economic disadvantages.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
International Dyslexia AssociationHelping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them. Provides information and referral services, professional development, advocacy and research on learning disabilities.International Dyslexia AssociationInternational Dyslexia Association
Learning Disabilities Association of AmericaNon-profit volunteer organization advocating for individuals with learning disabilities. Services include parent support, information and referral, school program development, and political advocacy.AlleghenyLearning Disabilities Association of AmericaLearning Disabilities Association of America
Learning Disabilities Association of PennsylvaniaMISSION: LDA OF PENNSYLVANIA IS A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION OF DEDICATED INDIVIDUALS WHOSE MISSION IS TO PROMOTE QUALITY EDUCATION AND TO SUPPORT THE GENERAL WELFARE OF CHILDREN AND ADULTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES. A GRASS-ROOTS ORGANIZATION PROVIDING GUIDANCE TO FAMILIES AND ADULTS WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES; ASSISTS FAMILIES IN OBTAINING A FREE APPROPRIATE PUBLIC EDUCATION (FAPE) FOR THEIR CHILDREN WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES; PROVIDES ADVOCACY INFORMATION AND REFERRALS; PROVIDES INFORMATION TO PARENTS AND PROFESSIONALS ABOUT LEARNING DISABILITIES.DauphinLearning Disabilities Association of PennsylvaniaLearning Disabilities Association of Pennsylvania
National Center for Learning DisabilitiesProvides essential information to parents, professionals and individuals with learning disabilities, promotes research and programs to foster effective learning and advocates for policies to protect and strengthen educational rights and opportunities. National Center for Learning DisabilitiesNational Center for Learning Disabilities
Parent to Parent of PennsylvaniaParent to Parent Pennsylvania is the largest mentoring program in the state for families who have children or adults with disabilities or special needs. We match families together on a one-to-one basis with a Peer Supporter for purposes of emotional support and information. Parents/family members find great support from another parent/family member who has experienced the joys and challenges of parenting a child who has a disability or special need. Parent to Parent provides the kind of support that probably cannot come from any other resource. Parent to Parent of PA can match for physical disabilities, developmental disabilities, special health care needs, behavioral/mental health concerns, foster care or adoption and educational issues. Please note: list is not inclusive. Support Groups: Help parents or family members locate support group that meet their needs. Technical Assistance: Provide technical assistance to local support and mentor groups.DauphinParent to Parent of PennsylvaniaParent to Parent of Pennsylvania - National
Pennsylvania Branch of International Dyslexia AssociationHelping individuals with dyslexia, their families and the communities that support them. Provides information and referral services, professional development, advocacy and research on learning disabilities.Pennsylvania Branch of International Dyslexia AssociationPennsylvania Branch of International Dyslexia Association
Willow Grove Literacy Council - Reading with Learning DisabilitiesLearn to Read Free! For both American-born and Immigrant Adult Students - The Willow Grove Literacy Council tutors both American-born and immigrant adults one-on-one and depends strictly on volunteers. It gives the adults free books and assigns tutors who help them to speak, read, and write English. Volunteers help students to reach their goals, which may include obtaining their GED, U.S. Citizenship, or learning life skills. There is no budget for this nonprofit group as all services and supplies are contributed. The Council receives no State Literacy funds but administers the organization free. Students come from the surrounding suburbs as well as from Philadelphia. Many local churches offer free tutoring space.MontgomeryWillow Grove Literacy Council - Montgomery; Willow GroveUpper Moreland Free Public Library

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