All advocates should have an understanding of key policy issues that impact the education of children with learning and attention issues. We have put together a collection of resources that we think are important for parents to consider when beginning their advocacy journeys.

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NCLD Reports

Supporting the Social and Emotional Learning of Systematically Marginalized Students in a Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic is disproportionately impacting students from systemically marginalized communities, including students with disabilities, students of color and students from low-income families. In order to help them emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic stronger and more prepared for life and school, it is essential that we understand, affirm, and leverage the assets of all young […]

Actions for Impact: A School Leader’s Guide

The COVID Moment: Education Turned Upside Down The economic, social, and learning challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic have elevated and amplified persistent health, racial justice, and economic inequities within our country, especially for students with disabilities and students from other systemically marginalized communities. That’s the reality schools, districts, and states must contend with […]

Significant Disproportionality In Special Education

Years of research point to inequities in education for students of color, students from low-income backgrounds, and students with disabilities. These inequities are particularly apparent when it comes to rates of discipline and special education enrollment. Significant Disproportionality: It is imperative that education professionals and policymakers understand the magnitude of significant disproportionality for students of […]

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Carrying out the NCLD mission to improve outcomes for the 1 in 5 individuals with learning and attention issues.


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