Amplifying Voices of Families Impacted by LD

The National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) is seeking dedicated parents / caregivers from across the nation who are committed to advocating for improved policies and support for students with learning disabilities (LD) (e.g., dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, non-verbal LD, and oral/written language and comprehension based deficits) and attention issues. Through sharing knowledge and experiences, this curated group will help NCLD understand the current needs of students with LD and be effective advocates for change. Applications are open until April 10. 

We’re interested in hearing from parents / caregivers that:

  • have students ranging from kindergarten to 21 years old with an LD and/or ADHD
  • are interested in learning more about federal policy 
  • have some experience with local advocacy
  • are committed to attending monthly meetings (April – November 2024)
  • can devote 1-4 hours of time per month 

Participation may include:

  • Joining focus groups to advance NCLD’s research and initiatives 
  • Providing feedback on resources for state-level advocacy 
  • Driving the development of tools and resources to help connect parents to local organizations
  • Contributing to the planning of NCLD’s in-person convening of parents, educators, researchers, and young adults

You can expect to:

  • Receive training and support around both federal and state level policy
  • Have an impact on NCLD’s research and policy efforts 
  • Attend NCLD’s in-person convening in Washington, DC in October 2024 (airfare and hotel accommodations covered by NCLD) 
  • Be compensated with an honorarium at the end of your 8-month term

Join NCLD as we aim to harness the voices of those directly impacted by learning disabilities and attention issues by informing and influencing policies, initiatives, and advocacy efforts to create a more inclusive future.


Applications close on April 10. Apply today.