Young Adult Leadership Council

What Is NCLD’s Young Adult Leadership Council?

The National Center for Learning Disabilities’ Young Adult Leadership Council is an advisory group made up of young adult leaders and advocates who are committed to supporting systemic change that benefits the lives of the 1 in 5 people with learning and attention issues.

Council members inform the direction of NCLD’s policy and programs, and serve as ambassadors with the media and policymakers to highlight important policy and practice issues that impact the education and career pathways of children and young adults with learning and attention issues. The Young Adult Leadership Council helps NCLD keep true to the disability rights movement motto “Nothing about us without us.”;

Join Us!


Are you between the ages of 18 and 26? Do you have a learning or attention issue? Are you interested in developing leadership skills while serving as an ambassador for issues that improve the lives of children and young adults with learning and attention issues?

NCLD would love for you to join us! Council members serve a two-year term starting in August. Applications for the next cohort open in the spring of 2020. 


Meet Our Young Adult Leadership Council Members

From the policy blog

IT with LD

Written by Aidan Satterwhite, NCLD Young Adult Leadership Council Member | 2 weeks ago

I was diagnosed with ADHD when I was very young. Too young to remember, in fact. Many know that life with a learning disability can be quite challenging, but those challenges have also taught me courage, humility, and perseverance.

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