Since 1977

Improving the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools, and advocating for equal rights and opportunities. Learn more.

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Every student deserves access to educational opportunities — even if that means virtual education during this pandemic.

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Groundbreaking reports and resources to help educators, policy makers, and parents support all learners.

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Scholarships & Awards

NCLD offers annual scholarships and awards that celebrate the work and achievements of those students and leaders working to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 with learning and attention issues.

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The State of LD: Understanding the 1 in 5

Comprehensive and field-leading research that shines a light on the current challenges and opportunities facing the 1 in 5.

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The Latest From NCLD

See what NCLD has been advocating for and get the most recent news on learning and attention issues.

Appealing Your College Financial Aid: Tips and Tools

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What is Included in President Biden’s American Families Plan for Education?

Apr 29, 2021


April 2021 Policy News Round-Up

Apr 29, 2021



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Help empower and advocate for young adults ages 18–26 with learning disabilities and attention issues.

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