Council For Learning Disabilities

Mission Statement:

The Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD), an international organization composed of professionals who represent diverse disciplines, is committed to enhancing the education and quality of life for individuals with learning disabilities across the life span. CLD accomplishes this by promoting and disseminating evidence-based research and practices related to the education of individuals with learning disabilities. In addition, CLD fosters (a) collaboration among professionals; (b) development of leaders in the field; and (c) advocacy for policies that support individuals with learning disabilities at local, state, and national levels.



Meet the Biden-Harris Agency Review Teams
Agency review teams are responsible for understanding the operations of each agency, ensuring a smooth transfer of power, and preparing for President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris and their cabinet to hit the ground running on Day One. Click here for the list, or go to our News and Legislation page.
Approval of 2020 RTI paper:
The Use of Response to Intervention to Inform Special Education Eligibility Decisions for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities, by the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities.
Check out the NJCLD Fall 2020 Symposium!
Resources are available.
PowerPoint slides from the presentation are available.

CLD 2021 International Conference on Learning Disabilities:

Proposals are now being accepted through February 13, 2021, for our upcoming conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.  See the link under Events on the right side of the Home Page.

COVID-19 Legislative Updates:

Click on the following links to access:
NJCLD – COVID-19 & Learning Disabilities

NJCLD – Guiding Principles for Serving Students with LD During and After the Pandemic

CLD will share updates and additional resources with you as they become available.

Other Updates:

Diversity Statement

CLD’s Board of Trustees is proud to share the CLD Diversity Statement that stemmed from the work of the Diversity Committee. The statement is available on the About page of our website. Thank you to all of those who pushed this work forward and provided input.

Amazon Smile Program

CLD is now a registered charitable organization with Amazon.  You can designate a portion of your shopping dollars through Amazon to go to The Council for Learning Disabilities as a donation.  Click here to see program details.  Thank you for supporting CLD!

Doctoral Funding:

Check out our new information page for funding resources for doctoral students.  Doctoral Program Funding

Job Postings: 

Check out our Job Postings page.  These will be pre-approved job postings for university or other high-level positions.  Look under Professional Development – Job Postings.


Go to the Learning Disability Quarterly page and see the Call for Papers flyer for more information!