NCLD Parent Leader Myriam Alizo: “I am advocating for a strong reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Why? So that children with learning disabilities are counted and given high expectations.”

Parent Leaders Go to Congress to Advocate

Written by | June 20, 2013

NCLD’s team of Parent Leaders came to Washington, D.C., to advocate for action on the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA).

They brought a unified message: Students with disabilities count and must be held to the same high expectations as all other students. The Parent Leaders met with elected officials and with numerous policymakers at the White House and in both branches of Congress. They called on Congress to update ESEA so that the law targets reading and math support to the students who need it, including students with learning disabilities.

They also presented the petition, signed by over 8,000 members of the community, that all students with learning disabilities deserve a quality education.

See the NCLD Parent Leader Team in action in the gallery of photos below, and read about their previous visit to Washington, D.C.