Learning Disabilities Worldwide (LDW®) envisions a world where learning disabilities (LD) are universally understood, accepted, and effectively addressed. We work to create a world where all persons with LD are supported in their endeavors and feel empowered to achieve their maximum potential in their academic careers, workplace, and personal development.
Learning Disabilities Worldwide (LDW®) works to enhance the lives of individuals with learning disabilities, with a special emphasis on the underserved. Our purpose is to identify and support the unrecognized strengths and capabilities of persons with learning disabilities. We strive to increase awareness and understanding of learning disabilities through our multilingual media productions and publications that serve populations across cultures and nations. Our educational enrichment programs are designed to serve individuals with learning disabilities, their families, and the professionals in their lives.
Who We Are
Learning Disabilities Worldwide, Inc. (LDW®), established in 1965, is the premier international professional organization dedicated to improving the educational, professional, and personal outcomes for individuals with learning disabilities (LD) and other related disorders. LDW® members include world-renowned experts and scholars, preservice teachers, general education teachers, special education teachers, paraprofessionals, team coaches, clinicians, consultants, administrators, medical and mental health professionals, individuals with learning disabilities, and their parents and families. Learn More.
What We Do
Through its many programs, LDW® works to enhance the academic, professional, and personal lives of individuals with learning disabilities. Learn More.
Board of Directors
Under the leadership Chair, Matthias Grünke, the Board of Directors consists of researchers, educators, professionals, and parents who support individuals with learning disabilities. Serving as a voice of hope for these individuals and their families, the Board of Directors provides direction, oversight and guidance to the professional staff of LDW® and its Advisory and International Board of Advisors. Meet our Board of Directors.
Professional Advisory Board
Under the leadership of Matthias Grünke, the Professional Advisory Board is composed of educators and practitioners from the field of Learning Disabilities. Their extensive research and practice within this field provides guidance and the dissemination of relevant information on issues related to learning disabilities. LDW® thanks them for their contributions. Meet our Professional Advisory Board.
International Board of Advisors
Under the leadership of Nicholas D. Young, the International Board of Advisors consists of individuals from around the globe. The International Board of Advisors works with many countries to extend LDW®'s reach to a worldwide audience. Meet our International Board of Advisors.
Under the guidance of the Chief Executive Officer, Teresa Allissa Citro, staff members help LDW® meet its goals and mission. Meet our Staff.