Leadership Team

Anne Spisiak

Executive Director

Marc Hennig

Deputy Executive Director

Learning Disabilities Association of Western New York traces its roots to 1965, when Rachel Howard, a local grandmother, sought help when her grandson was experiencing significant learning disabilities in school. She agreed to start a support group for parents of children with suspected learning disabilities. Within five years, the group had grown to nearly 500 people. LDA brings to Beyond a full range of support services and serves hundreds of individuals annually in the eight counties of Western New York. LDA also created and operates Starlight Studio and Art Gallery, a unique integrative arts program that supports adults with disabilities in their artistic development.