Congress’ Promise: A Free, Appropriate, Public Education for All Students

Written by Rachel Norman, Policy Program Assistant

All parents want their child to have access to an education that works for them as guaranteed under law. We know that individuals with learning and attention issues can be highly successful when they receive targeted support and interventions. Ensuring that this promise of a free, appropriate, public education (FAPE) is a reality for the […]


Statement by NCLD’s James H. Wendorf on the Consideration of Senator Cassidy’s Amendment to the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015

“Every day, more than 2.5 million children with dyslexia and other learning disabilities walk into schools across the nation, with dreams of earning good grades, making friends and having teachers who understand how they learn. Today, Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA) helped push these dreams closer to a reality. The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) […]

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Support Cassidy Amendment on Teacher Training for Learning Disabilities and Dyslexia

Do you believe schools should train teachers about learning disabilities, like dyslexia? We do. Right now, you have a chance to make that possible. But we need you to take action now! On April 14th, the Senate HELP Committee will debate the bipartisan bill introduced by Senators Alexander (R-TN) and Murray (D-WA). During that debate, […]


NCLD Statement on the Alternate Assessment Provision in The Every Child Achieves Act of 2015

WASHINGTON — National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) Executive Director James H. Wendorf issued the following statement on the assessment provisions within the Senate’s bipartisan Elementary and Secondary Education Act proposal sponsored by Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-Wash.). NCLD will issue a broader statement on The Every Child Achieves Act […]

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