News & Views

Stay informed and engaged with the latest updates, insightful articles, and thought-provoking perspectives on breaking barriers and fostering a more inclusive world

News & Views

Policy & Advocacy
Teal background with white text and icon
July 8, 2024

NCLD Proposes Policy Solutions to Address Potential Misuse of AI 

People with disabilities have long benefited from technological advances. For decades, assistive technology, ranging from low-tech to high-tech, has helped students with disabilities learn. Now, Artificial Intelligence (AI) tools hold promise for making lessons more accessible. A recent survey conducted by EdWeek of principals and district leaders showed that most...

Read More
Green background with the text 'A Letter from the CEO: Making the Workforce More Inclusive'
July 3, 2024

A Letter from the CEO: Making the Workforce More Inclusive

For nearly 50 years, the National Center for Learning Disabilities has advocated for children and...

Policy & Advocacy
July 1, 2024

June Policy News Round-Up

LD Day of Action was a huge success; NCLD published a memo on AI policy...

Policy & Advocacy
June 21, 2024

Invest in Everyone: IDEA and the Importance of Full Funding

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is excited to cosponsor an upcoming virtual briefing...

NCLD Updates
June 12, 2024

Join Us for an Important Conversation on Disability Rights & Education

The shortage of teachers, the lasting impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and the continued strain...

Policy & Advocacy
June 11, 2024

May Policy News Round-Up

A federal study finds more college students report having a disability but graduation rates lag,...

Policy & Advocacy
May 6, 2024

April Policy News Round-Up

New accessibility regulations are released, literacy conversations continue in the Senate, and student mental health...

May 6, 2024

Mental Health Awareness Month: Understanding the Landscape for those with Learning Disabilities

As we recognize Mental Health Awareness Month this May, it is important to shed light...

April 23, 2024

Start Your Federal Student Aid Journey with Better FAFSA

Embarking on your journey to secure federal student aid can feel overwhelming. But fear not!...

Policy & Advocacy
April 8, 2024

March Policy News Round-Up

Congress finally passed a budget for FY 2024, the next appropriations cycle begins, and exciting...

March 27, 2024

Addressing Critical Teacher Shortages – Insights and Strategies with the Learning Policy Institute 

The Learning Policy Institute recently hosted a crucial briefing, "Tackling Critical Teacher Shortages: Insights on...

March 12, 2024

ICYMI: YALC Visits the White House for First-Ever Interagency Youth Policy Summit

The Biden-Harris Administration brought together nearly 90 young people from across the nation at the...

March 8, 2024

Amplifying Voices of Families Impacted by LD

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is seeking dedicated parents / caregivers from across...

Policy & Advocacy
March 7, 2024

February Policy Round Up

Congress stares down a government shutdown, new data shows an increase in enrollment of students...

February 26, 2024

Celebrating Public Schools Week 2024

We are excited to join the Learning First Alliance in celebrating Public Schools Week 2024...

Policy & Advocacy
February 6, 2024

January Policy News Round-Up

2024 is off to a great start! USED released educational and assistive technology resources, new...

February 2, 2024

Embracing the Transformative Power of Assistive Technology

We are thrilled to share that Jacqueline Rodriguez, CEO of the National Center for Learning...

Policy & Advocacy
January 9, 2024

December Policy News Round-Up

Happy New Year! In December, Congressional Committees introduced two bills to reauthorize two laws impacting...

January 6, 2024

IEPs vs. 504 Plans

Welcome to our educational exploration! In a previous post, we discussed some of the ins...

Blue background with gray brain outline.
December 13, 2023

The AI Buzz in D.C.

By Nicole Fuller, Policy Manager 10 minute read A snapshot: Biden-Harris Executive Order: The October...

Policy & Advocacy
Group of diverse young adults standing together on Capitol Hill, engaged in conversation and activism, showcasing unity and civic participation.
December 5, 2023

November Policy News Round-Up

Happy Holidays! Important legislation was introduced in Congress, the federal government avoided a shutdown, and...

A young woman with dark hair wearing a dark colored sweater.
November 1, 2023

Open Scholarships for Students with Learning Disabilities—Apply Now!

The National Center for Learning Disabilities is excited to announce the opening of its 2024...

A white background with green font and yellow, blue, and green dots.
October 31, 2023

October Declared National Learning Disabilities Awareness Month

As we close out Learning Disabilities Awareness Month, we are proud to share exciting news...

Policy & Advocacy
October 30, 2023

October Policy News Round-Up

We celebrated LD Awareness month, helped introduce a resolution in Congress, and co-led a briefing...

A blue and green sign with white text
October 27, 2023

National Center for Learning Disabilities Announces 2023 Annual Benefit Luncheon

NEW YORK, NY — October 24, 2023 — The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD)...

About Learning Disabilities
A picture of a fair-skinned woman looking head on,
October 23, 2023

Leading with LD as a Special Education Teacher

Welcome to another blog post in recognition of Learning Disabilities Awareness Month. Erin Crosby, a...

October 13, 2023

Honoring Yourself and Becoming an Effective Leader

In celebration of Learning Disabilities Awareness month, Kayla Helm-Queen, a Young Adult Leadership Council Alum,...

About Learning Disabilities
October 12, 2023

All about SLDs, IEPs, and IDEA

It's crucial to acknowledge the unique challenges faced by students with Specific Learning Disabilities (SLDs)....

About Learning Disabilities
A white background with green font and yellow, blue, and green dots.
October 2, 2023

Lead with LD this LD Awareness Month

It’s October, which means that it is LD Awareness Month. We are excited to kick...

Policy & Advocacy
A group of people--disabled and not disabled--protesting for change. The image has a blue filter.
September 26, 2023

Celebrating 50 Years of the Rehabilitation Act: A Path to Inclusive Education

By Lindsay Kubatzky, Director of Policy & Advocacy   Today marks the 50th anniversary of the...

NCLD Updates
A professional headshot of Jacqueline Rodriguez. A fair-skinned woman with red/sandy brown hair and a black shirt.
September 26, 2023

A Letter from the CEO: Celebrating Change and Abundance

Dr. Jacqueline Rodriguez Fall is one of my favorite seasons. The crisp, cool air, the...

NCLD Updates
A man's hand holding a cell phone, touching a mouse with a laptop in view.
September 26, 2023

Let Us Reintroduce Our Website

Welcome back, NCLD community! We are thrilled to unveil the first iteration of our refreshed...

NCLD Updates
A professional headshot of Jacqueline Rodriguez. A fair-skinned woman with red/sandy brown hair and a black shirt.
July 18, 2023

Great Things Continue to Happen

By Dr. Jacqueline Rodriguez Reflecting on my first several months with NCLD, I am moved...

NCLD Updates
May 24, 2023

Alondra Gonzalez Joins NCLD Board of Directors

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is delighted to announce the appointment of Alondra...

Policy & Advocacy
March 30, 2023

NCLD Commends Congressional Leaders for Reintroducing The RISE Act

WASHINGTON, DC – March 30, 2023 – The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), alongside...

October 31, 2022

NCLD to Recognize McGraw Hill as Corporate Champion at Its 45th Anniversary Benefit

NEW YORK — October 31, 2022 — For 45 years, the National Center for Learning...