Dyslexia campaigner wins Young Scot Award
Young Dyslexia Scotland member Cameron Coupar picked up a coveted Young Scot award in the Equality and Diversity category.
The annual awards ceremony celebrates the inspirational contributions and achievements of young Scots who have made a real difference to communities across the country.
Dyslexic Cameron is a champion for equality and diversity, using his dyslexia and having a stammer to help support others. Cameron has helped co-design a peer support programme resource pack where neurodivergent young people will support others in schools at a student-led weekly club and also raised awareness for stammering by making a video for the Scottish Stammering Network and taking part in a filmed poem with other children across the UK.
Cameron also uses his creative dyslexic skills to raise awareness, for example, designing a campaign poster for an Equality in Opportunity campaign which highlights the barriers a person with communication difficulties faces when applying for jobs, a ‘Love my life, Stammer out Loud’ mug, and designing the winning t-shirt in a Dyslexia Scotland competition.
Cameron is highlighted in the summer Dyslexia Voice magazine Changemaker Channel. Become a member of Dyslexia Scotland to see the feature.