Our adult networks

Our Networks are a support group for dyslexic adults over 18

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Adult Networks

  

You can see a bigger version of the flyer above hereYou can see a short film about our Adult Networks here

We now have four Adult Network Groups. Please see our events page for more information about our upcoming meetings, which are all currently online via Zoom. This means that you are not limited by geography - you can attend any of our upcoming meetings.

Our networks are facilitated by three supportive and dedicated volunteers. Liz has been leading the networks on Mondays and Saturdays for over 15 years, so has a wealth of experiences supporting dyslexic adults! Jean has been leading the Wednesday network for three years and has several years of dyslexia support experience from her working life.

Dean has recently become the Student Network facilitator volunteer, but has previously been volunteering in a variety of roles in Dyslexia Scotland for five years. He is currently working on his PhD and is very keen to support other dyslexic students through the new Student Network. See more about the Student Network here

The Networks are support groups for people over 18 who have dyslexia.  The meetings can help you to:

  • meet other dyslexic folk and share your strategies and experiences
  • discuss how you have overcome challenges
  • talk about issues in education and employment
  • learn from guest speakers

We are aware that some people might feel a little nervous about attending an adult network meeting, so the first time you attend, you would be welcome to bring a friend or relative. Around 15-20 people attend most meetings, so you won't be lost in a huge crowd of people. Regular attenders are very supportive and enjoy sharing their experiences/strategies with new people. You're most welcome to come along and find out more.

If you have any questions about our adult or student networks, please email [email protected] 

It was wonderful to hear my voice echoed back at me from others with similar feelings, viewpoints and experiences. and to see the nodding heads of agreement and not blank stares. Also hearing about things I had never considered or personally experienced, so I can further educate myself on the diversity within dyslexia itself.” Cassie H

Click here to see the top ten reasons why people attend the adult network meetings.

If you enjoy your first meeting and would like to attend regularly, we recommend that you become a member of Dyslexia Scotland. An individual membership is £20 per year or £10 for concessions. You can see more about the other benefits of membership here. However, you can still attend our meetings without being a member. 

If you have recently discovered that you're dyslexic, or have known for a while, but are now looking to make some positive steps to learn more about dyslexia, then we have a collection of resources for you. We've gathered together expert information to guide you on all parts of your personal development journey. See our Post Assesment Pack for Adults

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