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LDA is pleased to announce that nominations and applications are open for the 2021 LDA awards. The closing date for the award nominations and applications is Friday 25th June.

  • The Mona Tobias Award is presented in recognition of an outstanding contribution to the field of learning difficulties in Australia. This contribution may be in the area of leadership, research, practice or teacher and community education.
  • The Bruce Wicking Award recognises an individual or organisation for innovative programs or practices relating to the teaching of children with learning difficulties.
  • The Rosemary Carter Award is presented to an outstanding LDA Consultant Member who has contributed to the field of learning difficulties through work with students, their advocacy for students and their families, and through education of the wider community.
  • The LDA Tertiary Student Award is presented in recognition of academic excellence and significant research which advances the understanding of theoretical and practical issues in the field of learning difficulties, carried out by a student in the course of their tertiary level studies. 

Recipients of the LDA and AJLD Awards are usually announced in August and presented at the LDA Annual General Meeting thereafter. Recipients’ travel and accommodation expenses to attend the ceremony will be met by LDA. 

Individuals may only be nominated for one LDA award in any round. LDA reserves the right not to confer an Award in any of these categories if no suitable nomination is received.

Further information about the history of the awards and lists of previous recipients can be found on the Awards webpage.