Policy Updates & Resources

Two New Resources to Empower Students with Disabilities and Their Peers in Higher Education

Although recent news coverage focuses on students and families allegedly faking disabilities in order to cheat on college admissions tests, there is a more important issue that needs our attention: students with real disabilities need support once they get to college and often struggle to get it.  At the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD), … Continue reading Two New Resources to Empower Students with Disabilities and Their Peers in Higher Education

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#StandwithLD Hill Day 2019: Empowered to Speak Out

On February 26 and 27, nearly 30 young leaders joined NCLD and our partners at Eye to Eye in Washington, DC, to advocate for change on behalf of the 1 in 5 with learning and attention issues. In just 48 hours, these advocates learned that their stories do hold power, that their voices can make … Continue reading #StandwithLD Hill Day 2019: Empowered to Speak Out

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Join our Young Adult Advocates for #StandwithLD National Day of Action

Advocacy has always been woven into the fabric of our society. From the very beginning, people have banded together to advocate for their collective interests. We saw this with the Boston Tea Party when colonists were opposed to paying taxes on tea. We saw advocacy play a huge role during the Montgomery Bus Boycott when … Continue reading Join our Young Adult Advocates for #StandwithLD National Day of Action

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Does Our Conception of Disability Rights Need a Reboot?

Is our vision of educating students with disabilities aligned with the demands of the 21st century? The answer to that all important civil rights question changes with time. A satisfactory answer when IDEA was first authorized in 1975 (under the title, Education for All Handicapped Children Act) would certainly not be sufficient today. Nobody would disagree that much has changed both in our conception of disabilities and the demands for success in the 21st century.

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