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Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD), KS
The Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD) is an international organization that promotes evidence-based teaching, collaboration, research, leadership, and advocacy. CLD is comprised of professionals who represent diverse disciplines and are committed to enhancing the education and quality of life for individuals with learning disabilities and others who experience challenges in learning.
Working to build a better future for students with LD has been the primary goal of CLD for more than 30 years. Involvement in CLD helps members stay abreast of current issues that are shaping the field, affecting the lives of students, and influencing professional careers. CLD members are committed to standards of excellence and innovation in educational research, practice, and policy.
Vision Statement : Our vision is to include all educators, researchers, administrators and support personnel to improve the education and quality of life for individuals with learning disabilities and others who experience challenges in learning.
Why join the Council for Learning Disabilities?
As a member, you will receive the following benefits …
Each year, CLD recognizes educators who are outstanding teachers, professionals, and researchers. These award recipients are profiled in Intervention in School and Clinic/ LD Forum, receive an honorarium, complimentary registration to the annual international conference, and a membership or renewal for one year.
Learning Disability Quarterly (LDQ)
• Presents scientifically-based research
• Includes articles by nationally known authors
Intervention in School Clinic (ISC)
• Translates research into practice
• Describes teaching tools for classroom use
• Features articles that address current issues
•Provides organizational information & actions
Print & electronic access plus CLD members may subscribe to select professional journals at substantially reduced rates. Click here to download personal and institutional directions.
Award Recognition Each year, CLD recognizes educators who are outstanding teachers, professionals, and researchers. These award recipients are recognized at the CLD annual international conference, receive a complimentary registration, honorarium, and one-year membership renewal. Additionally, these distinguished educators are profiled in LD Forum and on the CLD Web site.
CLD Leadership Academy Each year, CLD selects a small cadre of distinguished educators to participate in the Leadership Academy. The Leadership Academy provides emerging leaders the opportunity to assume a leadership role on a local, state, and national level in service to students with learning disabilities and their families. Academy Leaders have the opportunity to network and receive mentoring from some of the most-highly regarded leaders in the field of Learning Disabilities.
Professional Development CLD members attend international and regional conferences and have direct access to exemplary educators and researchers in the field of special education. These conferences provide the most current information on evidenced-based instructional practices for RTI and on topics of interest for all professionals who serve students with learning disabilities.
Networking Opportunities CLD members receive peer support and have a chance to meet and share ideas with other professionals throughout the country. Members are encouraged to join CLD local and state chapters and participate on CLD steering committees.
Participation in Advocacy in the Field For more than 25 years, the Council for Learning Disabilities has fostered members’ professional growth by presenting information related to current issues and intervention practices and representing its members’ voices on critical issues that shape policy and reform practice in the field of learning disabilities.
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