The National Association for the Education of African American Children with Learning Differences (AACLD) is a non profit 501(c)(3) organization founded by a mother and her two sons for the purpose of increasing awareness in minority communities about learning differences and promoting parent advocacy. The AACLD has grown to serve thousands of African American families throughout the United States.
In addition, it has continued to serve the broader public by responding to an extraordinary number of requests for information nationwide from a very diverse audience including teachers, public and private K-12 schools, colleges and universities, social service agencies, psychologists, hospitals, churches, lawyers, parent groups, and other organizations.
The AACLD is continuously called upon to assist in bringing minority issues in special education to public attention. In a relatively short period of time, the AACLD has become a respected and important contributor to initiatives that support appropriate and fair educational placement and services for African American children. The innovative nature of the AACLD cannot be minimized as a partner in the country's rush to improve student achievement.