Young Adult Leadership Council


The purpose of NCLD’s Young Adult Leadership Council is to inform NCLD’s programs, serve as spokespeople, and participate in our advocacy agenda. This Council will serve as a representative body of young adults with learning and attention issues who can inform NCLD’s program activities, and serve as spokespersons for the field. The purpose of the Council is in keeping with the disability rights movement motto “Nothing about us, without us.”

Young Adult Leadership Council Members

Join Us!

Are you between the ages of 18-26? Do you have a learning disability or attention issue? Are you interested in getting more involved in advocacy and shaping the programs that serve people with learning and attention issues? Know someone who fits this description?

If so, NCLD would love for you join us today! NCLD is expanding its Young Adult Leadership Council — a group of outstanding young people who shape NCLD’s programs, serve as spokespeople on important issues, and participate in advocacy at all levels.

2019 #StandwithLD Capitol Hill Day

On February 26th 2019, the Young Adult Leadership Council joined others in Washington, D.C. for a #StandwithLD National Day of Action to advocate on behalf of the 1 in 5 students with learning disabilities and attention issues.

They asked Congress to take an important step on behalf of the 1 in 5 by passing the RISE Act, which would help students in college access the accommodations they need. Learn more about the #StandwithLD day of action by watching the video below.

From the policy blog

June 2019 Policy News Round-Up

RISE Act Reintroduced in the HouseYou’ve already heard that the Respond, Innovate, Succeed, and Empower (RISE) Act was reintroduced in the Senate last month. This month, a companion bill was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. The House bill is currently cosponsored by Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-1), Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-IN-8), Rep. Cathy McMorris … Continue reading June 2019 Policy News Round-Up

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