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.



CLD Updates:


NOTE TO MEMBERS:  We are going to be converting our database to another system starting the middle of February.  We expect there will be a couple of days when you will not be able to access your member account and will keep you posted on the exact day this will begin.  If you have any problems or questions during this period, please call our office at 913-491-1011 and we’ll be glad to help you over the phone.


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.


LDQ CALL FOR PAPERS: Go to the Learning Disability Quarterly page and see the Call for Papers flyer for more information!

LD Forum: CLD is seeking applications for the position of editor of LD Forum, its official newsletter. The role of the editor involves preparing in a timely manner the newsletter content, which should:

  • inform the membership about business of the international organization and state chapters, and
  • offer brief articles related to the LD field. Applicants must be a member of CLD and maintain membership during the term as editor.

For more information, see our LD Forum page.