COVID-19 has catapulted us all into a new reality: School has been canceled and moved online, jobs have closed, college students across the country were forced out of their dorms and back home, and everyone is concerned for their health and the safety of their friends and family. COVID-19 has upended our lives and it feels like we are grasping at whatever we can for a sense of normalcy. 

Our Young Adult Leadership Council members are speaking openly about challenges in school, work and socially. We hope their shared experiences will help you feel less isolated and give you tools to deal with our new reality.

If you are looking for a community of peers, you may consider joining LD Connect. LD Connect is a new online community designed by young adults, for young adults.

As we all go through this difficult time together, we want to hear directly from you to continue to support our community. Tell us what you need right now by completing this survey.

Engaged And Empowered

Hear from other young adults with learning and attention issues.

Appealing Your College Financial Aid: Tips and Tools

This year, college choices are more complicated than ever given the COVID-19 pandemic. Families lost income, the college landscape shifted drastically, and students are faced with uncertainty while making choices regarding how to fund their education. One thing that often comes up for college students with disabilities is how to get additional resources to support […]

The Challenges of Auditory Processing Disorder in the Professional Setting

I was diagnosed with Auditory Processing Disorder at age 12. Having this hearing disorder made my academic journey a challenging one and negatively impacted my self-confidence throughout my childhood years. Early on in our lives we are told that our ability to succeed academically will determine our future. My inability to perform at the level […]

A Conversation with Judy Heumann

NCLD’s Young Adult Leadership Council members, Michaela Hearst  and Julia Kaback, had the opportunity to talk with Judy Huemann, a lifelong disability rights advocate, author, and political leader. Judy Heumann is most notable for her leadership role in the San Francisco ‘504 sit-ins’, the longest occupation of a federal building in U.S. history. The sit […]

COVID-19 Impact Scholarship

COVID-19 Impact Scholarship

NCLD recognizes the hardship our young adults are facing and has put together a new scholarship intended to support those students whose college and life plans have been significantly impacted by COVID-19. Learn more about the COVID-19 Impact scholarship here.

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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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