The Liaison Committee represents the Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD) in advocacy efforts for students with learning disabilities, provides updates from their work with the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD), and participates in the National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities (NJCLD) writing papers in collaboration with other organizations. Members of CLD are often called upon to take action in alerting their elected officials about our views toward pending legislation. Information regarding our participation in all of these efforts and others can be found on the Advocacy, CCD, NJCLD pages.


Biden-Harris Agency Review Teams


Principles for SLD Elibilitity: Practice & Policy Considerations for States and School Districts

Joint Principles 2019 – Eligibility for Special Education Under a Specific Learning Disability Classification

Comprehensive Resources:

Comprehensive Evaluation for Special Education for a Child Suspected to Have a Specific Learning Disability

Selective Use of Data on Cognitive Assessments Within a Special Education Evaluation for a Child Suspected to Have a Specific Learning Disability

Effective Use of Instructional Response Data in Evaluation for Special Education Due to a Specific Learning Disability


An update on the Liaison Committee’s work is provided at each of the CLD national conferences, and a committee meeting is held that is open to all attendees. In addition, members are encouraged to act throughout the year on various issues.


Click here for the Learning Disabilities Advocacy


Click here for the Learning Disabilities CCD Updates


Click here for the Learning Disabilities NJCLD Updates


Liaison Committee Members–Debi Gartland,Roberta Strosnider,Tricia Strickland,Don Hammill