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IDEA Parent Guide

Written by NCLD Team

NCLD has created the IDEA Parent Guide to help you become an informed and effective partner with school personnel in supporting your child’s special learning and behavioral needs.

Understanding the Americans With Disabilities Act Amendments Act and Section 504

Written by NCLD Policy Team

The ADAAA has a direct and substantial impact on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504)—an important law that provides protections for school-age children with disabilities.

Competency-Based Education and Students With Learning and Attention Issues

Written by NCLD Editors

We’ve created an infographic and detailed policy recommendations to help policymakers, school leaders and other educators consider the unique needs of students with learning and attention issues when designing and implementing systems like Competency Based Education.

New Data Show Kids With Disabilities Shut Out of Gifted Programs, Held Back More Often Than Others

Written by Meghan Casey, NCLD Policy & Advocacy Associate

The U.S. Department of Education just released new data showing students with learning and attention issues are shut out of gifted and AP programs, held back in grade level and suspended from school at higher rates than other students. This collection of data is known as the Civil Rights Data Collection (CRDC) and includes information … Continue reading New Data Show Kids With Disabilities Shut Out of Gifted Programs, Held Back More Often Than Others

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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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