About Us

Who We Are

St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association, Inc. (St. Louis LDA) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the understanding and acceptance of learning disabilities.  Targeted solutions are developed for children, parents, and professionals in order to help students maximize their potential in the classroom and in life.


Children need hope, understanding and compassion to learn and reach their full potential. St. Louis Learning Disabilities Association helps children by giving them the education and support necessary to be successful.


We continue to serve as the preeminent resource and service provider in the greater St. Louis region, assisting not only students who struggle with learning differences, but also their parents, teachers, school counselors, and doctors.  To that end, we will continue to provide observation, consultation, and diagnostic testing services in order to help identify the best possible options and optimum learning opportunities for students to reach their potential.


In December 1966, a group of 16 concerned parents and professionals from St. Louis and Springfield, Missouri met to discuss organizing an association for children with learning disabilities. In 1967, this group became the Association for Children with Learning Disabilities, acting under the bylaws and charters of the National Learning Disabilities Association.

Volunteers operated out of their homes and received modest grants, which eventually allowed them to open a small office in St. Louis in 1993. Over time, the organization grew, and in 2003, St. Louis LDA became an independent 501©3 organization and moved to its current location at 13537 Barrett Parkway in Ballwin.

St. Louis LDA has made an impact on over 31,000 children, parents & educators in the greater St. Louis area. 

As the only organization in the greater St. Louis community providing a comprehensive range of services to children with learning disabilities and/or ADHD, learning differences, Asperger’s Syndrome, their parents and teachers, St. Louis LDA is funded solely by individuals, corporations, and private foundations.