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.



Our Fall LDQ Methods Exchange is beginning soon!  Check out the flyer on our Professional Development page.

CCD School Re-Opening Principles

The Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) School Reopening Principles (approved and signed on by CLD) have been revised from their original wording to reflect the current state – of – affairs including schools still largely closed to in-person learning, the digital divide and need for professional development . The document was updated using a racial equity lens and revisions include attention to the digital divide and the need for professional development.   Revised Principles


CLD 2021 International Conference on Learning Disabilities:

Join us in Las Vegas October 14-15, 2021!  For more information, go to our Conference Page.

COVID-19 Legislative Updates:

ACTION ALERT!  The Keeping All Students Safe Act has been introduced in both the House and Senate.  Follow this link to find out how you can help get this bill passed!


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!