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Lyn Pollard


Parent Advocacy Manager

Lyn Pollard is the parent advocacy manager for the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD). She works as part of the NCLD’s DC-based Policy and Advocacy team to connect parents to resources and education to enhance their advocacy efforts for children with learning and attention issues.

Lyn is mom to two amazing kids with learning and attention issues. She also discovered her own learning and attention issues as part of her advocacy journey on behalf of her kids. Prior to joining NCLD full time, Lyn was a parent blogger for the LD.org LD Insights blog and wrote the Out-of-the-Box advocacy series. She also served on the NCLD Parent Leader team.

Lyn’s writing about parenting kids with learning and attention issues has appeared on Parents.com, Parenting.com, the New York Times Motherlode blog and other outlets. She serves on the advisory board for the upcoming Dyslexiaville website and also served on The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia film’s social media team. She has trained parents across the country on using social media for effective advocacy and speaks frequently on the topics of parent advocacy and parent involvement in collaborative efforts to create change for kids with learning and attention issues.

Lyn’s background is in journalism, management consulting and marketing. She lives in Dallas.

From the blog

Student Voices Update: Young Adults Visit NCLD Offices to Talk About Support They Need After High School

Last year, NCLD surveyed more than 1,200 young adults with and without identified learning and attention issues, to understand what factors contributed to their success after high school. The results of this nationwide survey formed the basis of our Student Voices report. Our findings revealed that a supportive home life, connection to friends and community, […]

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