Dyslexia and Employment Opportunities

22 June 2016
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In recent years, Dyslexia Scotland have recognised that adults with dyslexia are increasingly in need of support with employment issues and don’t know where to turn for guidance.

The charity are delighted to announce the development of their Employment Service for adults with dyslexia who are seeking work, or are in work; and for employers with an interest in dyslexia in the work place.

Katie Carmichael, Employment Adviser, will be developing and delivering one to one support and access to information, advice and guidance for job seekers; recruiting and training volunteer Careers Advisers to deliver one to one guidance to adults with dyslexia around employment pathways; working with employers to develop dyslexia friendly work places, and championing good practice locally and nationally.

Whilst employment journeys can be fraught with complexities, Dyslexia Scotland believes that there is a wealth of excellent support and opportunity for adults with dyslexia,  from small local projects to large enterprise employers, and the charity want to map it all so that they can direct adults to the appropriate opportunities in their community.

Katie said

“We’d be extremely grateful if people could help by completing our short survey. You don’t have to have dyslexia to fill it in. People with multiple roles can comment from different perspectives, and can submit as many response as they like. Please also share this survey with others who might be interested in contributing to our map. This exercise will highlight what provision is available for adults with dyslexia, and importantly, what other support we need to develop in Scotland to help people with dyslexia fulfil their potential.”

The link to our electronic survey is printed below. You can request a paper copy from [email protected]