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Anne Ford & Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship Applications Now Open

The Anne Ford Scholarship and the Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship applications are now officially open. High school students who are part of the class of 2018 and have an identified learning disability and/or ADHD are welcome to apply. The application will be open until November 6, 2017. The Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship is a $2,500 one-time … Continue reading Anne Ford & Allegra Ford Thomas Scholarship Applications Now Open

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Getting Specific About SLD: A Conversation Guide for Using Terms like Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia

Clear and effective communication between parents, educators, and other school professionals is critical to identifying and meeting the needs of students with specific learning disabilities (SLD). But sometimes, confusion over specific terms like dyslexia, dyscalculia, and dysgraphia can lead to unnecessary tension or conflict between members of a student’s IEP team. And there may be … Continue reading Getting Specific About SLD: A Conversation Guide for Using Terms like Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia

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Bi-Partisan RISE Act Introduced in Congress to Increase College Access for Students with Disabilities

Now, as Congress turns its attention to rewriting the Higher Education Act, NCLD will be working to push the RISE Act forward. For more information, be sure to read: NCLD’s summary of the RISE Act NCLD’s press release Too often, parents and students share with us the challenges they confront when trying to get services and … Continue reading Bi-Partisan RISE Act Introduced in Congress to Increase College Access for Students with Disabilities

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NCLD Statement on Trump’s Detailed FY 2018 Budget Proposal

Mimi Corcoran, President & CEO, National Center for Learning Disabilities:President Trump’s FY 2018 Education Budget a Missed Opportunity The National Center for Learning Disabilities is deeply troubled by President Trump’s budget proposal. The President’s plan cuts billions from federal education funding and healthcare services, thwarting innovation and eliminating longstanding initiatives that students, families and educators … Continue reading NCLD Statement on Trump’s Detailed FY 2018 Budget Proposal

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