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.



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 2020 Virtual Conference:

Our 2020 Virtual Conference was a huge success – Thanks to all who participated!  See you next year in Last Vegas – 2021!


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

CCD Principles for School Reopening

CLD Letter to Congress: Adequately Fund Special Education in New Stimulus Bill (April 15, 2020)

Joint Letter to Congress: No Additional Waivers for Meeting Needs of SWLD (April 9, 2020)

COVID-19 and Students with Disabilities: Interpreting IDEA in Current Climate

Question and Answer Document (OSEP)

Joint Webinar on OSEP Guidance

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




2020 CLD Virtual Conference

CLD will hold it’s 2020 International Conference on Learning Disabilities on a virtual format.  Our Schedule-At-A-Glance has now been posted!  Find this and more information about on conference on our 2020 Conference page.

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.

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