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.



Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD)

The following is a letter that was signed as part of the CCD in response to disability needs and the Build Back Better (BBB) Act. It passed the House on Friday 11/19/21. The document contains a thank you for members of the House and a call to members of the Senate to pass, as well as for Congress to finalize the bill with suggested provisions and funding.   Build Back Better Act

The next letter was signed as a part of CCD in response to the FY22 Appropriations. The proposed appropriations for individuals with disabilities and their educators are significantly higher than in recent years, and we need to urge our members of Congress to honor these. Suggested funding amounts are included in the letter. To email your members of Congress, search the member’s name in your search engine. Most members have a form you can complete to share your thoughts with them by email. If you are not certain of their names, you can search the US House of Representatives and put your zip code in to locate their names and contact information. For the US Senate, you can search with the name of the state.   FY22 Appropriations

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


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!