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Inclusive Technology in a 21st Century Learning System

Written by NCLD Policy Team

Technology is part of nearly every aspect of our daily lives, including the public education system. However, students with disabilities and other traditionally disadvantaged students are often not considered from the outset when these technologies are being developed, creating even greater inequalities and opportunity gaps in our country’s education system. In collaboration with 12 other … Continue reading Inclusive Technology in a 21st Century Learning System

Agents of Their Own Success: Self-Advocacy Skills and Self-Determination for Students with Disabilities in the Era of Personalized Learning

Written by NCLD Policy Team

As more education reform efforts prioritize student voice and choice, it is essential to ensure that all learners have the opportunity to practice agency, especially within personalized learning systems. For this reason, the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is proud to release the report, Agents of Their Own Success: Self-Advocacy Skills and Self-Determination for … Continue reading Agents of Their Own Success: Self-Advocacy Skills and Self-Determination for Students with Disabilities in the Era of Personalized Learning

Student Voices - A Study of Young Adults With Learning and Attention Issues

Student Voices: A Study of Young Adults With Learning and Attention Issues

Written by NCLD Team

More than 1,200 young adults with learning and attention issues were surveyed to gather firsthand information about factors that had the greatest impact on them during and after their transition from high school. Read about what they say mattered most to them during this time in their lives. Consider how their answers can inform decisions made by parents, educators, employers and society in general. And explore the data gathered as part of this study to better understand ways to help young adults with learning and attention issues navigate toward success.

2014 State of LD

Written by Candace Cortiella - Founder/director of the Advocacy Institute & Sheldon H. Horowitz, Ed.D. - Dir. of LD Resources, NCLD

The updated and expanded third edition of NCLD’s The State of Learning Disabilities report captures data about the 5 percent of our nation’s school-age population whose learning disabilities (LD) have been formally identified, and provides a critical lens through which to understand and address the needs of the additional 15 percent or more of students with unidentified and unaddressed learning and attention issues.

From the policy blog

Let’s Speed Up Our Summer Efforts

Things are a lot slower in the summer—for our students, for our educators, and even for… equity advocates. State legislatures and Congress are often winding down or on recess. It can be easy to look at these months as a time to recharge or plan how to approach the school year. Ironically, though, many of … Continue reading Let’s Speed Up Our Summer Efforts

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