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:

2016 Conference: 

Our 38th International Conference on Learning Disabilities will be held October 13 and 14, 2016, in San Antonio, Texas.

The J. Lee Wiederholt Distinguished Lecturer  will be Dr. Jack Fletcher, University of Houston.  Dr. Fletcher is a Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished Professor of Psychology.

Registration is now open and hotel reservations can be made!  Follow this link to our conference page for more information:

38th International Conference on Learning Disabilities


Anniversary of ADA: For a message from Retired Senator Tom Harkin regarding the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, click to our legislative page Here.


Member Notice:  CLD Members have approved an increase in membership dues to take effect on September 1, 2016.  The professional dues will increase to $130 and the student dues will increase to $55 per year.  Retired professional memberships will remain unchanged at $60 per year.


2015 Conference Presentations:    Power points and other information from our 2015 Conference presentations are now available on our website.  Make sure you check out all the great information available from our conference!  2015 Presentations


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.



Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) – 40TH ANNIVERSARY!


For More Information on IDEA – 40 years, click here.


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