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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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NCLD President & CEO responds to the U.S. Department of Education IDEA Website Change

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education website about IDEA changed to another website that provides fewer resources for parents about the law.  Today, Mimi Corcoran, NCLD’s President & CEO called on the Department to reinstate the idea.ed.gov website in the following statement: “Parents rely on easy access to information about the Individuals with Disabilities … Continue reading NCLD President & CEO responds to the U.S. Department of Education IDEA Website Change

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