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Attend NCLD's events and help us advocate for you and your family! We're working to ensure success for all individuals with learning disabilities in school, at work, and in life.


 

Parent Leaders Go to Congress to Advocate:
June 17-18, 2013

On June 17 and 18, NCLD's team of Parent Leaders went to Washington, D.C., to advocate for action on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. These parent leaders have been trained and nurtured by NCLD to be effective agents for change. Photos of the Parent Leaders in action ›


 

NCLD’s 36th Annual Benefit Dinner:
April 15, 2013

On April 15, 2013, the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) celebrated its 36th Anniversary at the 'Our Kids Count' Benefit Dinner at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City. This year, we were delighted to honor Ford Motor Company. View event details ›


 

NCLD's Third Annual "Celebrating Our Schools" Luncheon:
November 5, 2012

On November 5, 2012, the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) hosted its Third Annual "Celebrating Our Schools" Luncheon. Members of the NCLD community, including educators, parents, and leaders in special education, gathered to shine a spotlight on schools doing great work to support students with learning disabilities. View event details ›


 

NCLD’s 35th Annual Benefit Dinner:
April 18, 2012

On April 18, 2012, the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) celebrated its 35th Anniversary and hosted its Annual Benefit Dinner at a new location, the Mandarin Oriental at 80 Columbus Circle in New York City. This year, we were delighted to honor four extraordinary child advocates. View event details ›


 

NCLD’s 2nd Annual "Celebrating Our Schools" Luncheon:
October 18, 2011

For the second year, members of the NCLD community, including educators, parents, and leaders in special education, gathered to shine a spotlight on schools doing great work to support students with learning disabilities. The Second Annual "Celebrating Our Schools" Luncheon was hosted at the 3 West Club in New York City on October 18, 2011. NCLD Executive Director, James Wendorf, and Board Chairman, Fred Poses, welcomed guests and shared updates from NCLD. View event details ›


 

Summer Soiree Cocktail Reception:
Tuesday, June 14, 2011

On Tuesday, June 14th, 2011, the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) hosted a Summer Soiree cocktail reception at the Thom Bar in the Sixty Thompson Hotel in New York City. Over 120 young professionals gathered for the event, including many individuals who grew up with a learning disability (LD) and other “allies” who are passionate about providing educational and professional opportunities for individuals who learn differently. View photos of the reception ›


 

Award Ceremony for 2011 Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarship Winners:
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

On April 6, 2011, Eleigha Love, who describes her brain as a computer, and Jared Schmidt, a teenage sky diver, became the recipients of the $10,000 Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarships given to two graduating high school seniors with documented learning disabilities (LD) who are pursuing undergraduate degrees. View photos of the winners ›


 

NCLD's 34th Annual Benefit Dinner:
Wednesday, April 6, 2011

NCLD's 34th Annual Benefit Dinner was held on April 6, 2011 in New York City. This year's benefit celebrated the Power of Parents. NCLD is committed to parents, their families and their future – providing resources, parent support and advocacy for children affected by learning disabilities. View photos of the benefit ›


 

NCLD’s Parent Leaders Team Visits Washington, D.C.:
March 28-30, 2011

NCLD spent March 28 thru March 30, 2011 in Washington, DC with our Parent Leaders Team – a group of 13 parents whom NCLD has trained and empowered to serve as advocates for NCLD and the LD cause. Learn more about their visit to Capitol Hill ›


 

NCLD’s First Annual Celebrating Our Schools Luncheon:
Tuesday, October 19, 2010

NCLD’s First Annual Celebrating Our Schools Luncheon was hosted at New York City’s historic 21 Club on October 19, 2010. The event, which featured guest emcee, Anderson Cooper, from CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, honored two great New York City schools for their great work in educating students with LD. The event also celebrated NCLD’s ongoing commitment to support students with LD and schools around the country. View the photos from the luncheon ›

 


 

NCLD's 33rd Annual Benefit Dinner:
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

NCLD's 33rd Annual Benefit Dinner was held on April 28, 2010 at the Tribeca Rooftop in New York City. This year's benefit raised $1.8 million and will allow NCLD to continue to provide our nation's more than 15 million children, adolescents and adults with LD the opportunity to succeed in school, work and life. View the photos from the benefit ›

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NCLD's 34th Annual Benefit Dinner

On April 6, 2011, the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) raised $2.1 million at their 34th Annual Benefit Dinner at Three Sixty in Tribeca. Executive Director James Wendorf announced this year’s Call to Action: to help ensure that the 1 million school children with LD, currently being failed by many of our school systems, will graduate with a standard high school diploma. The uniting theme of the evening was "Celebrating the Power of Parents."

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NCLD's 35th Annual Benefit Dinner

On April 18, 2012, the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) celebrated its 35th Anniversary and hosted its Annual Benefit Dinner at a new location, the Mandarin Oriental at 80 Columbus Circle in New York City. The event was a huge success, raising over $2.4 million to support of NCLD’s critical work ensuring that all people with learning disabilities (LD) have the opportunity to succeed.

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NCLD's First Annual Celebrating Our Schools Luncheon

Over the past decade, the Pete & Carrie Rozelle Award has been given to a school or school-related program that addressed the educational and social/emotional needs of children with learning disabilities. This annual award has allowed for expanded programmatic and staff development opportunities that focus on incorporating effective research-based practices into classroom and school-wide practice. Preference has been given to programs that serve underprivileged and under- served communities, or programs that have demonstrated unique impact for students with LD.

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Award Ceremony for 2011 Anne Ford & Allegra Ford Scholarship Winners

On April 6, 2011, Eleigha Love, who describes her brain as a computer, and Jared Schmidt, a teenage sky diver, are the recipients of the $10,000 Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Scholarships given to two graduating high school seniors with documented learning disabilities (LD) who are pursuing undergraduate degrees. Anne Ford, Chairman Emerita of the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), is a well-known philanthropist and author, who has been a long-time parent advocate for children with learning disabilities, starting with her own daughter, Allegra. The scholarship was created in 2001 by the NCLD board when Ms. Ford stepped down as chairman in honor of her service. In 2008, Allegra agreed to match the existing award, creating a second scholarship.

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Summer Soiree

On Tuesday, June 14th, 2011, the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) hosted a Summer Soiree cocktail reception at the Thom Bar in the Sixty Thompson Hotel in New York City. Over 120 young professionals gathered for the event, including many individuals who grew up with a learning disability (LD) and other “allies” who are passionate about providing educational and professional opportunities for individuals who learn differently.

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NCLD's Third Annual “Celebrating Our Schools” Luncheon

pinkneyOn Monday, November 5, 2012, the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) brought together New York City’s key supporters and thought leaders in education and learning disabilities to a “Celebrate Our Schools” luncheon. The exclusive event took place at the Yale Club in New York City and was emceed by Andrea Davis Pinkney, publishing executive and New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of many books for children and young adults.

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NCLD’s Second Annual “Celebrating Our Schools” Luncheon

For the second year, members of the NCLD community, including educators, parents, and leaders in special education, gathered to shine a spotlight on schools doing great work to support students with learning disabilities. The Second Annual "Celebrating Our Schools" Luncheon was hosted at the 3 West Club in New York City on October 18, 2011. NCLD Executive Director, James Wendorf, and Board Chairman, Fred Poses, welcomed guests and shared updates from NCLD.

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NCLD's 37th Annual Benefit Dinner–Empowered Parents, Confident Kids

“Empowered Parents, Confident Kids” was the theme of the National Center for Learning Disabilities’ (NCLD) 37th Annual Benefit held at the Mandarin Oriental in New York City on April 23rd. The evening was emceed by the award-winning journalist Paula Zahn and was not only joyful but also hugely successful, raising over $2.5 million in support of children and adults with learning and attention issues.

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