Website link: National Center for Learning Disabilities
(n.d.). Retrieved July 04, 2017, from http://www.ncld.org/
The National Center for Learning Disabilities is an organization that aims to improve the lives of individuals with learning and attention difficulties by empowering those individuals, making positive changes to schools, and advocating for equal rights and opportunities. The organization’s website has an entire tab dedicated to advocacy which give information about key policy recommendations, laws that effect individuals with learning disabilities, and accomplishments of advocates so far. In addition to the advocacy tab, there are tabs providing information about different programs available to parents, young adults, professionals, and educators. There are also links to reports and studies and information on how to donate to the organization.
Although I feel as if I should have known this statistic prior to my research, I learned that 1 in 5 people in the United States have either learning and/or attention issues. This is quite an alarming statistic considering that many learning disabled students go unidentified, especially in certain areas. I also learned that a program called Friends of Quinn, mentioned in my earliest blog post, is also actually a place where young adults with learning disabilities can go to access resources. This resource has contributed to my collection of online resources that can help individuals with disabilities learn to advocate for themselves.