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National Center for Learning Disablities

NCLD's LD Advocates Guide

Download this practical guide about advocating for students with LD.

Now more than ever, it is critical that parents work with their elected officials to make sure the voices of children with learning disabilities (LD) are heard in Washington, D.C., and at the state and local level. Yet, many parents are understandably overwhelmed by the legal details and don't know exactly what they can do to make a difference.

For that reason, we are pleased to announce the August 2007, update of the LD Advocates Guide, developed by the National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) and made possible by a grant from Schwab Learning.

NCLD's mission is to increase public awareness of LD as well as provide national leadership in shaping public policy. The LD Advocates Guide:

  • Clearly explains how best to engage policymakers and the media on issues affecting the LD community
  • Provides a primer on key issues affecting the fields of LD and special education

Even if you can spare just a few minutes a week, this FREE downloadable guide tells you how to make the needs of kids with learning disabilities visible and compelling to lawmakers and others in your community. Sample this valuable advocacy tool by downloading one of the chapters below:

Or, you can download a free copy of the LD Advocates Guide at the National Center for Learning Disabilities website.


Updated 2010

Reprinted with permission from the National Center for Learning Disabilities. All rights reserved.

Comments from readers

"my daughter cant pass any of the ogt test,but they claimm shes not ablr to draw SSI, but shes able to work. her scores are limited or basic on 4 of the test and the reading test wasnt taken, please help me with this school. I've even kept her in school and extra yr."