Successful Learning

Helping children and adults become successful learners

Personalized guidance for parents, and assessment, tutoring and coaching for children, at-risk youth and adults with learning, study, behavior issues and disabilities. Learn more

Employment Assistance

Assisting adolescents and adults with employment goals

For those who struggle finding or maintaining a job due to disabilities, LDA provides employment assistance. Learn more

Community Living

Self-directed community living

Individualized services for adults who want to live as independently as possible in their community, and helping young adults transition to adulthood.  Learn more



LDA: Making a positive, proven difference

Individuals with learning and developmental disabilities have many talents and great potential, but require additional skills to move ahead. That’s why LDA is here, providing individualized services and skills for greater success in life.

We assist –

  • Children and teens struggling in school
  • Parents of children and adults with learning and developmental disabilities
  • Teens and adults seeking meaningful employment
  • Adults looking for meaningful lives and community
  • Educators and medical professionals who focus on disabilities

LDA, a not-for-profit organization, has been a recognized leader in the provision of educational support services for Rochester and surrounding counties since 1963, providing education and employment services, day habilitation, and residential and community living services. 

United Way  Advocacy Center


2014 Celebration of Champions A Great Success!

Honorees and Emcees


Building on eight years of success with The Advocacy Center’s Evening of Art & Jazz and LDA Life and Learning Services’ Partners in Learning Luncheon, our first Celebration of Champions as partners was a night to remember!


The event was hosted at Locust Hill Country Club on Saturday, September 13, 2014. While the weather outside was blustery, more than 350 guests inside enjoyed lively company, hot music from Mambo Kings, and a spirited auction. Don Alhart and Jennifer Johnson of 13 WHAM-TV shared the podium as Emcees, and both did a remarkable job of presenting the heartwarming stories of our Community Awards recipients. Senator Ted O’Brien, Senator Joseph Robach, and Assemblyman Mark Johns were on hand to recognize honorees from their districts with proclamations. Senator Patrick Gallivan was unable to attend, but sent a proclamation for his constituent.


To read the winners’ stories, go to our news item.


Thanks to the support of corporate and private sponsors, as well as event guests, our two agencies raised more than $38,000. Funds raised this night will support critical programs at both The Advocacy Center and LDA Life and Learning Services. Thank you to everyone who made this year’s event a success!


To view photos of the event click here.

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