• Texas Council for Learning Disabilities

    A State Chapter of the Council for Learning Disabilities

  • Special Education Law and Advocacy Training Program


    Thursday, February 7, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



    University of Houston, Student Center South
    Ballroom 271, Student Center South

    Houston, TX 77004-3049


    Conference tickets include:

    • Three Wrightslaw books - A retail value of $62.85
    • Free Parking at the Welcome Center Garage with the provided voucher provided upon check-in
    • Free WiFi


    Wrightslaw programs are designed for parents, educators, health care providers, advocates and attorneys who represent children with disabilities.

    • Special education law, rights, and responsibilities
    • Assessments to measure progress
    • “SMART” IEPs
    • Tactics and strategies for effective advocacy

    The program is not disability specific.

  • Presenter Information

    Pete Wright, Esq.

    To read more about Pete Wright, esq., click here.

    Pete Wright is an attorney who represents children with special educational needs.
    Pete's determination to help children grew out of his own educational experiences.

  • Registration Fees

    Please pay using the PayPal link below. You may also pay by check. Please scroll down to the Vendors and Sponsors section to pay using the various PayPal payment options.

    The CLE credits are available from the state bar.

    The CEU credits are available for professionals with teaching credentials.

    *Early Bird registrants will also receive emailed .pdf copies of Wrightslaw Special Education Law, 2nd Ed. and Wrightslaw: Special Education Legal Developments and Cases 2016 which retail for $29.95.

  • Vendors and Sponsors + PayPal Link

    For a vendor table located inside the conference rooms, the vendor fee is $200, plus the registration fee – which will include all associated event materials. When you enter PayPal and register for the event, please select the "Continue Shopping" feature in the upper right-hand corner of PayPal to add the Vendor Fee after your registration fee.

    If you would like to be a sponsor of the event, please send an email (klsanti@uh.edu) to discuss the details as different options are available.

    Checks must be received on or before February 1, 2019.

    Make your check payable to TCLD

    Send to

    Lesli Raymond, Treasurer, 1301 Briar Hollow Lane, Garland, TX 75043

  • Announcements: Chapter, Organization, and Legislative

    2018 Texas Member and CLD's Floyd Hudson Outstanding Service Award

    Judith Voress

    Meet Judith Voress, one of CLD's Floyd Hudson Outstanding Service Award recipients! Judy is an accomplished researcher who has been active with CLD since 1982. Learn more about Judy at our annual conference!

    https://council-for-learning-disabilities.org/2018-annual-conference-registration #cldinternational #learningdisabilities #evidencebased


    2018 Texas Teacher of the Year

    Samantha Bos

    Meet Samantha Bos, the Texas CLD chapter teacher of the year! She is a special education teacher at The Winston School and has authored several Understanding by Design Units available for download. Learn more about Samantha at our annual conference! https://council-for-learning-disabilities.org/2018-annual-c… #cldinternational #learningdisabilities #evidencebased

    Join TCLD!

    Not a member of TCLD or know someone who would like to join? It is only an extra $10 on top of your regular CLD dues!

    Online: Click here to join both National and Texas

    ...or you can mail your check payable to TCLD and send to

    Lesli Raymond, Treasurer, 1301 Briar Hollow Lane, Garland, TX 75043

  • Resources

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  • Mission Statement

    The Council for Learning Disabilities (CLD), an international organization composed of professionals who represent diverse disciplines, is committed to enhancing the education and quality of life for individuals with learning disabilities across their life span. CLD accomplished this by promoting and disseminating evidence-based research and practices related to the education of individuals with learning disabilities. In addition, CLD foster (a) collaboration among professionals; (b) development leaders in the field; and (c) advocacy for policies that support individuals with learning disabilities at local, state, and national levels.

    Vision Statement

    All individuals with learning disabilities and others who experience challenges in learning are empowered to achieve their potential academically, behaviorally, socially, and emotionally. CLD strives to provide resources, practices, and interventions to individuals with learning disabilities and to disseminate information to educators, scholars and practitioners in the field of special and general education.

  • Meet your Executive Board!



    Assistant Professor

    Texas A & M San Antonio

    Vice President

    Maryam Nozari

    Doctoral candidate at the University of Texas at Austin


    Lesli Raymond

    Doctoral Student in Curriculum and Instruction

    Texas A&M - Commerce

  • TCLD Bylaws

    Revised February 2016; Approved May 15, 2016