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Learners who are Culturally and/or Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Suspected of Having Educational Disabilities

The appropriate referral, identification, and placement of learners who are Culturally and/or Linguistically Diverse is necessary to ensure students' civil rights as well as a free and appropriate public education aligned with the individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Resources, opportunities for trainings and workshops as well as links to other sources of information on this topic are available below.

Links within the Colorado Department of Education


CLD Resource Toolkit - Utilization Video

After viewing this video from start to finish, you may then download the CLD Resource Toolkit in its entirety, to a DVD or your computer, by following this link

PowerPoint Presentations

For more information, please contact:

Fran Herbert, Principal Consultant
Phone: (303) 866-6604

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