February 22, 2021
The Council of Parent, Attorneys, and Advocates (COPAA), the National Organization of Attorneys and Advocates representing families in Education Law Cases has begun a push to get better evaluations and services for students with learning disabilities. Mountain State Justice along with Legal Aid of West Virginia’s FAST staff have begun to focus on this systemic issue in West Virginia Schools. As part of that movement we are working with Learning Disabilities Association of America (LDA) to try and start a chapter in West Virginia.
LDA will connect families that have children with Learning Disabilities so they can better understand their child’s disability, have others to talk to about their experiences and challenges, connect families with resources such as advocates, attorneys, providers who can do proper evaluations and provide proper therapy and information about services that might be beneficial for students.
LDA will be having an informational meeting to discuss LDA and how a chapter in WV could be beneficial and we would like to include as many parents/guardians, teachers, special educators, school psychologists, psychologists, school administrators, and others that may be interested in learning more about LDA and students with disabilities so they can attend the meeting.