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:

Provide Feedback on OSEP initiative – deadline September 30, 2019

The Office of Special Education Programs of the US Department of Education has developed an initiative called “Attract, Prepare, and Retain.”  They have requested feedback from the field.  Specifically, they request:      “We invite you to share your thoughts on how we can best support States in their work to Attract, Prepare, and Retain Effective Personnel.  Sharing your challenges and successes can make a difference for others facing similar challenges.”      To comment, see:



CLD Partners With 10 Other Organizations to Prepare Joint Principles for SLD Eligibility: 

In collaboration with our 10 partners, Council for Learning Disabilities is proud to announce the release of eight principles to guide the evaluation process: Eligibility for Special Education Under a Specific Learning Disability Classification. The principles cover topics such as instruction and intervention, collaboration among team members, parent and family engagement, the use of cognitive assessments, and the use of RTI data in decision making. Click here to read “Eligibility for Special Education Under a Specific Learning Disability Classification.”

2019 Conference:  The 41st annual International Conference on Learning Disabilities will be held in San Antonio, Texas, on October 3-4.  Visit our conference page to register now and join us in Texas!

Member Journal Access:  Member access to Learning Disability Quarterly and Intervention in School and Clinic is now available!  Use the link at the right of the Home Page under Online Journals.  This will take you to a login that will give you the instructions for accessing your journals.  Once you set up your access, it will be a quick login from then on as long as your membership is active.  Please note you will need your new member number from our updated database system.

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!