Policy Updates & Resources

Hill Day 2015: A Rallying Cry

Written by Lyn Pollard, Parent Advocacy Manager

I’m in Washington, DC, minutes from the Capital. In a large hotel ballroom, surrounded by parents from across the country focused on advocacy for children with dyslexia and other learning disabilities, Dyslexia Hill Day 2015 is underway. Along with a team of leaders from NCLD, Decoding Dyslexia, IDA, Eye to Eye, CAST, Benetech and others, … Continue reading Hill Day 2015: A Rallying Cry

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NCLD, 13 Organizations Urge U.S. Department of Education to Tell States: It’s Okay to Use Terms Like ‘Dyslexia’ in IEP

Far too often, NCLD hears similar stories from parents across the country that schools may be reluctant to use the terms dyslexia, dysgraphia, or dyscalculia in a child’s Individualized Educational Plan (IEP), instead opting for the umbrella term of specific learning disabilities. While it is true that SLD is one of the 13 disability categories … Continue reading NCLD, 13 Organizations Urge U.S. Department of Education to Tell States: It’s Okay to Use Terms Like ‘Dyslexia’ in IEP

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2015 NCLD Anne Ford Scholarship Winner, Savannah, meets with her elected official, Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ).

The Future of LD Advocacy

Written by Dessie Weigel, Public Policy & Advocacy Intern

Packed with events and overflowing with enthusiasm, Hill Day was a great success not just for the organizations involved, but for the parent advocates, the students, and the cause we were fighting for – an excellent education for every student with a learning disability.

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Personalized Learning – Part 3: Four Myths and Facts

Written by Rachel Norman, Program Assistant

As a part of NCLD’s work on personalized learning, the Policy team has been visiting classrooms to see first-hand how innovative schools are tailoring instruction to each student’s needs, skills and interests. Today, we are featuring E.L. Haynes Public Charter High School in Washington, D.C. E.L. Hayne’s diverse student population includes many children with learning … Continue reading Personalized Learning – Part 3: Four Myths and Facts

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