People with Non-Verbal Learning Disability struggle with a range of conditions from social to spatial disabilities.


Our Project Social Ambassadors are young adults with NVLD who want to raise awareness and build support for the community.


We are dedicated to awareness, support, and creating solutions for those with Non-Verbal Learning Disability.


We will hold a second consensus meeting in Fall 2018 to finalize the definition of NVLD.


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What is NVLD?

Non-Verbal Learning Disability is a complicated and poorly understood social and spatial learning disability. People with NVLD struggle with a range of conditions but specifically have difficulty with social skills and spatial concepts.

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Current Research

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See how The NVLD Project is making a difference

Spring 2017

The NVLD Project sponsored a NVLD consensus meeting at Columbia University Medical Center. An advisory committee was created to define NVLD in a format that would be acceptable for inclusion in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM).

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Columbia University Medical Center

The NVLD Project is supporting an important research study at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) in New York City. The information obtained from this research will shed considerable light on how NVLD develops in childhood and how we treat this disorder in the future. Currently, children between the ages of 7 and 16 are invited to participate.

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We are Partnering With The Mighty to Help People with Disabilities!

We are thrilled to announce a new partnership that will bring our resources in front of The Mighty’s wide-reaching readership. The Mighty is a story-based health community focused on improving the lives of people facing disease, disorder, mental illness and disability.

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My NVLD Story (Count Me In)

What Is It Like to Have a Learning Disability?

What is NVLD?


Learn more about the indicators and impact NVLD has on everyday life

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NVLD bloggers, parents and experts share their story.

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Columbia University Medical Center Round Table Discussion

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Help us raise awareness and increase understanding and acceptance of NVLD