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James H. Wendorf Applauds the U.S. Department of Education’s Efforts to Reduce Disparities in Special Education

Written February 24, 2016

PRESS STATEMENT February 24, 2016 James H. Wendorf Applauds the U.S. Department of Education’s Efforts to Reduce Disparities in Special Education  Washington, DC – James H. Wendorf, Executive Director of the National Center for Learning Disabilities has released the following statement: “On behalf of the National Center for Learning Disabilities, and the 1 in 5 children […]

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READ Act Signed by President, Means $5M Annually for LD Research

Written by NCLD Public Policy & Advocacy Team | February 22, 2016

Advocacy works, and the READ Act is proof. During last summer’s Dyslexia Hill Day and then again in September, parents and advocates gathered in Washington, DC to support the introduction of the Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act (READ Act) by Reps. Lamar Smith (R-TX) and Julia Brownley (D-CA). Just last week, only six […]


Increased Access to Child Care, First Step Toward Success for Students With Learning and Attention Issues

Written by Meghan Casey, Policy, Research, & Advocacy Associate | February 10, 2016

It’s no secret that the early years in a child’s life are the most formative. It is during the early years of life that children build the foundation for learning, their brains develop rapidly, and they learn an immense amount about the world around them. High quality child care is the first step toward success, […]


Join NCLD Policy Team for Update on ESSA

Written January 11, 2016

On December 10, 2015, President Obama signed a new education law that takes the place of No Child Left Behind (NCLB). This new law – the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – is the nation’s largest education law and will impact every public school. Join NCLD’s Public Policy & Advocacy team to discuss what’s included […]

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