New service for adults in Edinburgh

A new service for dyslexic adults launches in Edinburgh in May.

The Edinburgh Dyslexic Adult Network is a monthly peer support group that offers adults with dyslexia a safe space to overcome difficulties, discover strengths and access help.

The service aims to address the isolation that adults with dyslexia often feel by providing informal networking, informative talks and practical support with common issues.

Dyslexia Scotland Chief Executive Cathy Magee said, “We’re thrilled to be able to host a new Dyslexic Adult Network in our nation’s capital. The monthly get-togethers will be welcoming, friendly and safe spaces for adults with dyslexia to share issues and solutions with others just like them. 

“Adults often hide their dyslexia which can be painful and limiting. Our new networking events will help break down these personal barriers and grow a supportive community.”

The inaugural meeting on 1 May will invite guests to shape the service and meet the staff and volunteers involved.