Become a Member

The Division for Learning Disabilities (DLD) is one of 17 special interest divisions of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), the largest international professional organization dedicated to improving educational outcomes for individuals with exceptionalities, including both students with disabilities and the gifted.

There are two ways to get involved with DLD

1. Membership in DLD

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.
  • Member’s Only Content on TeachingLD. The member’s-only part of DLD's Web site offers all the products available to subscribers—the popular Teaching Tutorials, for example, which give step-by-step guidance about implementing well-known effective practices—as well as full text of DLD's publications, access to unique conference materials, and other exiting benefits.

Joining DLD requires membership in CEC.

Council for Exceptional Children

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)…
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 9 am to 5 pm Eastern Time.

2. Subscribe to TeachingLD

By subscribing to TeachingLD, you can take advantage of very many of the resources available on the site and support DLD's work. In addition to the materials available to public users, you will be able to access:

  • Multimedia Teaching Tutorials designed by leading experts in the field of learning disabilities on effective, research-based teaching techniques;

  • HotSheets which are brief descriptions of effective and not-so-effective practices on topics such as homework and phonemic awareness; and 

  • Future features to be added.

  • Follow this link to register for and then subscribe to TeachingLD