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Budget Cuts and Special Education

Written by NCLD Policy Team

Under sequestration, Congress cut $2.5 billion from federal education funding in fi­scal year 2013, including $579 million from special education (IDEA Part B). We surveyed more than 1,000 NCLD parents online to see how budget cuts have affected their children’s education.

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Complicating My LD Narrative

Written by Julia Nessman, NCLD Young Adult Leadership Council Member | 23 hours ago

Then I was diagnosed with an LD (learning disability) at 10 years old. Through my mom’s persistence in getting me a neuropsychological evaluation, I found out that I was struggling in school because I had serious deficits in executive functioning, working memory, and auditory processing. On the other hand, I also discovered that I had a number of strengths, including advanced verbal skills and a near perfect visual memory.

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