$10 Million Grant to Support Texas Center for Learning Disabilities

The Texas Center for Learning Disabilities is well known for its contributions to research on developmental learning disabilities like dyslexia and for neuroimaging work

An anonymous $10-million gift by a grateful patient family to the Texas Center for Learning Disabilities (TCLD) has cemented its future as a world-class interdisciplinary research institution.

“We have first-hand knowledge of this need and recognize this program is a rare opportunity in this country that must be preserved and enhanced,” said the benefactor’s family.

Founded in 2006 and funded by grants from the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the center investigates the diagnosis, treatment, and causes of learning disabilities in children and adolescents. TCLD is housed at UH and is a consortium among the University of Houston, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and the University of Texas at Austin. It is one of five national centers at UH.

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