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SLD & Eligibility Under IDEA: Resources to Improve Practice & Policy

Written by NCLD Policy Team

Identifying students who have SLD and are eligible for special education under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) can be a complicated process. On this website, you’ll find resources and information to help you navigate that process and improve policies and practices—whether for your own child or for those you serve. 8 Principles to … Continue reading SLD & Eligibility Under IDEA: Resources to Improve Practice & Policy

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.

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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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