2017 marks the 40th anniversary of the National Center for Learning Disabilities. For four decades, we’ve fought hard to uphold the rights of the 1 in 5 with learning and attention issues, and empower individuals to succeed in school, at work and in life.
In 40 years, one thing has remained constant: we know that those with learning and attention issues are just as smart and capable as their peers, and with the right supports, can flourish. The beginning of 2017 brought some of our greatest accomplishments as we work to support the 1 in 5.
Throughout the beginning of this year, we also continued our work on personalized learning, took a stance on how decisions being made in Washington will impact children with learning and attention issues, honored schools and educators providing environments and instruction that foster success, and continued to call on our federal leaders to invest in a quality education for all students.
We still have much ahead of us, and we are eager to continue this great work on behalf of the 1 in 5.