NCLD has made incredible strides improving outcomes for the 1 in 5 people with learning and attention issues. As a leader and bridge-builder for the field, we know meaningful impact is achieved only through the relentless pursuit of results and excellence. This winter, NCLD continued working toward significant change for the 1 in 5 by advocating for their rights and redoubling our efforts to provide the best information and resources possible.
This winter, we also hosted two panels at SxSW Edu, one of the country’s leading education conferences, gathered hundreds of signatures to help uphold the important protections that exist under the the Americans with Disabilities Act, and held our Annual Benefit Dinner, which raised $2.8 million dollars to support all of NCLD’s programs. We named our 2018 Anne Ford and Allegra Ford Thomas Scholars, continued to work closely with stakeholders in key states and build our network of parent advocates, and released a toolkit to empower parents to ask for schoolwide teacher training that will help them better serve children with learning and attention issues.
Professional Advisory Board Spotlight
NCLD’s Professional Advisory Board (PAB) includes leading educators, psychologists, researchers, physicians, and advocates who help to guide programs and advise the staff.
Learning scientist Gabrielle Rappolt-Schlichtmann, EdD., leads EdTogether, a not-for-profit organization focused on creating sustained change toward the meaningful inclusion of students with learning differences in general education classrooms and wherever else learning happens. Currently, EdTogether is collaborating with the Boston Museum of Science to create new exhibits designed to engage students with learning differences to productively struggle with big ideas in science and develop deep interests in STEM more broadly. Design guidelines from the project will be leveraged by museums across the U.S. EdTogether is also working with districts in New England and teens with learning disabilities to spread best-practice, evidence-based strategies for inclusive classrooms.
Tell Congress: Pass the RISE Act
We need your help! Ask your member of Congress to support students with learning and attention issues.
Thanks to support from generous partners like you, we are able to create programs and resources to support the 1 in 5 individuals with learning and attention issues nationwide.