The National Center for Learning Disabilities releases the third edition of its State of Learning Disabilities report. Updated and expanded, the report captures data about the 5% of our nation’s school-age population whose learning disabilities (LD) have been formally identified, and provides a critical lens through which to understand and address the needs of the additional 15% of students with unidentified and unaddressed learning and attention issues.

The 2014 State of Learning Disabilities report is more than a collection of facts and numbers. It tells a story about the realities of LD in society today. The report is a call to action for parents, school leaders, and policy makers to take steps to ensure that every individual who struggles with learning and attention issues is provided the opportunity to graduate from high school, live an independent life and contribute to society in the most meaningful ways.