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
Intervention in School Clinic (ISC)
• Translates research into practice
• Describes teaching tools for classroom
• Features articles that address
•Provides organizational information
Print & electronic
access, plus CLD members may subscribe to select professional journals
at substantially reduced rates. Click here to download personal
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.
- CLD is a founding member of the National Joint Committee on Learning
Disabilities (NJCLD), which provides an interdisciplinary forum to
review issues affecting educational and governmental agencies.
- CLD is a founding organization participating in the Coordinated
Campaign on Learning Disabilities (CCLD), established to promote public
awareness, early identification, and intervention.
Discounted Journal Subscriptions:
The process for getting great journals at greatly reduced prices has changed.
CLD has coordinated with Heldref and Sage publishers to extend this valuable membership benefit.
See above links for the list of publications and ordering information.
CLD thanks the publishers who offer this service to our members
CLD also offers a Student Membership for $35 per year. There are many benefits to membership for
students. Click here for more information:Student Member Brochure
At $103.00 per year, CLD membership is a great value for professionals
who want to keep abreast of best practices and current research.
Starting a CLD Chapter
CLD members interested in starting a chapter
should look at Guidelines
for CLD Chapters: Starting Chapters and Helping them Grow or
student chapter For
more information, please contact the CLD Leadership Development Chair
(Click on 'About CLD' on the homepage).