Dyslexia Awareness Week in Scotland is 4-9 November. Our theme for this year is ‘building independence for life’. We carry this theme out in a variety of ways across the year. Here are just a few examples of our work:
Our Young Ambassadors are involved in Youth Days and other speaking events throughout the year to inspire young people to see their dyslexia as a positive trait. The Young Ambassadors were instrumental in the development ofDyslexia Unwrapped, our website aimed at children and young people aged 8-18.
Our 18volunteer-led Brancheshold meetings/events in their local areas to educate local people about dyslexia and enable them to support children, young people and families.
Our 3adult networksin Edinburgh, Glasgow and Stirling provide regular meetings to educate adults about dyslexia to empower them to access the support that they are entitled to.
Our education conference,Addressing Dyslexia Toolkitand learning modules provide opportunities for teachers to learn more about the support that they could provide to their dyslexic pupils.
Our quarterlymembers’ magazine provides members the opportunity to tell their dyslexic story in a variety of ways. Our blog also provides this opportunity in a different format.
OurHelplineempowers parents and adults to request the support that they or their child needs to thrive in their learning or workplace environment.
Our otherevents, including DyslexiFest, provide an opportunity for dyslexic people and their families to learn more about dyslexia
This is just a flavour of our ongoing work, you can see much more information about what we do on our website. Also, have a look at theDyslexia Awareness Week pageof our website which has details of all the events taking place, as well as a range of resources to use. If you can’t make it along to an event, please do share the information that we highlight on social media next week using #DAWScot – we’re onFacebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.
Helen Fleming, Volunteers Manager