Policy Updates & Resources

LD Awareness Month 2018: NCLD Celebrates LD Stories of Success

October is an important month in the learning disability (LD) and disability communities. During October, we celebrate LD Awareness, Dyslexia Awareness, and ADHD Awareness. Each year, NCLD spends the month recognizing the strengths and successes of people with LD and their families. We also aim to raise awareness and defeat the stigma — or the … Continue reading LD Awareness Month 2018: NCLD Celebrates LD Stories of Success

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Marrakesh Treaty becomes Law, Can Increase Access to Books

Written by NCLD Policy Team

Earlier this month, the U.S. Congress passed and President Trump signed into law the Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act. Five years after the Marrakesh Treaty was adopted by the World Intellectual Property Organization, the United States joins 37 other countries in this critical step towards its ratification. The Act widens the exceptions that have long prevented … Continue reading Marrakesh Treaty becomes Law, Can Increase Access to Books

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New Report – Assessing ESSA: Missed Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

Written by NCLD Policy Team

NCLD is proud to announce the release of Assessing ESSA: Missed Opportunities for Students with Disabilities. This new report provides the first national analysis of how state plans include and serve students with disabilities under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the nation’s new K-12 education law. NCLD is committed to improving outcomes for students … Continue reading New Report – Assessing ESSA: Missed Opportunities for Students with Disabilities

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The CBC Foundation’s 48th Annual Legislative Conference Explores the Intersection of Race and Disability

Written by NCLD Policy Team

On Friday, September 14, the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc, and The Leadership Conference Educational Fund hosted the “Willfully Defying: Let Our Kids Learn” issue forum at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation’s 48th Annual Legislative Conference. Panelists Nicole Dooley, Rachel Vitti, Micah Webb, and Dr. Adai … Continue reading The CBC Foundation’s 48th Annual Legislative Conference Explores the Intersection of Race and Disability

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