NCLD works to ensure that the nation's 15 million children, adolescents and adults with learning disabilities have every opportunity to succeed in school, work and life.

NCLD provides essential information to parents, professionals and individuals with learning disabilities, promotes research and programs to foster effective learning and advocates for policies to protect and strengthen educational rights and opportunities.

1. Educators gain access to authoritative information about research-based instruction, assessment and support services

2. Child care providers and early childhood teachers understand early literacy skill development, recognize warning signs and respond to young children's needs

3. Advocates promote educational rights and opportunities for all individuals with learning disabilities

4. Parents make informed decisions affecting their children who have a learning disability or who may be at risk for learning disabilities