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The Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) is a international professional organization consisting of teachers, psychologists, clinicians, administrators, higher education professionals, parents, and others. The major purposes of DLD are:

  • To promote the education and general welfare of persons with learning disabilities.
  • To provide a forum for discussion of issues facing the field of learning disabilities.
  • To encourage interaction among the many disciplinary groups whose research and service efforts affect persons with learning disabilities.
  • To foster research regarding the varied disabilities subsumed in the term “learning disabilities” and promote dissemination of research findings.
  • To advocate exemplary professional training practices to insure the highest quality of services in the field of learning disabilities.
  • To promote exemplary diagnostic and teaching practices in a context of tolerance for new and divergent ideas.

DLD Membership provides you with:

  • Learning Disabilities Research & Practice. DLD’s scholarly journal presents current research in the field of learning disabilities and provides information about research-based practices for teachers. Published 4 times per year.
  • Current Practice Alerts. Alerts provide an authoritative resource concerning the effectiveness of current practices intended for individuals with learning disabilities. A joint publication of DLD and the Division for Research (DR).
  • New Times for DLD. DLD’s newsletter, formerly know as The DLD Times, provides the latest news about the organization’s activities as well as current events and issues in the field of learning disabilities. Published three times a year for members. Download a free sample.

Joining DLD requires membership in CEC.
If you are not currently a member of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), please…

Join now! Visit the CEC Membership Types page for complete information on membership categories and benefits. You can join online, by mail, or by phone. To join DLD, remember to check the “Division for Learning Disabilities” under the divisions listing.

What does it cost? Not much!

If you’re already a member of CEC, you can add DLD for only $25. For students, it’s only $15.

If you are already a member of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC)

Add the Division for Learning Disabilities to your membership!

Call CEC’s Constituent Services Center Toll-Free at 888/232-7733, or TTY 703/264-9446. Representatives are available to take your call Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm Eastern Time.