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Life Development Institute is a private residential special education school with programs serving young adults who have learning disabilities, ADHD, Aspergers Syndrome, Autism, NLD, nonverbal learning disorders, PDD-NOS, and other learning disorders.  

The mission of LDI is to motivate and inspire LDI students to seek and experience success…Optimize each individual’s potential…Enhance their quality of life…Do so, in a challenging and supportive learning & living environment.

The compelling drive to find one’s own way in the world is no less strong in those with learning and neurodiversity issues than in any other young adult. Few other “journeys” are more important, or more difficult than those of seeking successful adulthood. For many, the need to prove themselves remains strong throughout life. The LDI is a beacon of hope for older adolescents and adults who struggle with learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders, Autism spectrum disorders and other related conditions.

Together with a competent and dedicated staff of caring professionals, the program strives to achieve its Mission. The LDI staff and its administrators are devoted to actively work with and support parents who are eager for a place where their adult-child can thrive and succeed. Families look to LDI for hope and support, as seemingly there are few other viable resources for their children. LDI strives to ease the difficult transition for the parent from being their adult-child’s advocate to being a parent who can empower their offspring to become more independent.

This Mission Statement serves as a reminder of the sacred trust placed with the LDI by the parents of LDI students. In addition, let it be a charge answered by the LDI and its staff of the common family prayer — “let my child’s life count for something.”