Dyslexia Awareness Week

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2015 (October 5-11 2015)

Dyslexia Awareness Week (DAW) 2015 will be held from October 5-11 in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. In Scotland it will be held from November 2-8.

The theme for 2015 has been announced as 'Making Sense of Dyslexia' and will look at how much of an impact the right support and interventions now can have on the future for people with dyslexia. Further information on events and resources will be announced in the coming months.

Get Involved

If you would like to learn more or get involved in Dyslexia Awareness Week then contact us on media@bdadyslexia.org.uk or 0333 405 4555. To be added to the mailing list for DAW 2015, please fill in this form.

Story Time

This year we will be asking Local Dyslexia Associations, bookshops, libraries, schools and community centres to host Story Time sessions that encourage children, families and adults to find books that they like and get involved in reading. During these sessions, the hosts would have special guests such as local authors to read a from their book to the audience and encourage interaction in the form of a q&a. These sessions would feature books that are suitable for people with Dyslexia as well as potentially authors with Dyslexia. The books could be aimed at children or adults and be any genere including fiction and non-fiction.

DAW Competition 2015

The British Dyslexia Association's annual Dyslexia Awareness Week Competition will open shortly. Information on the competition and how you can get involved will be announced shortly.

DAW Awards 2015

The British Dyslexia Association's annual Dyslexia Awareness Week Awards will open shortly. Categories will be announced via this page.

Future Dyslexia Awareness Week Dates

The dates for 2016 and 2017 have also been announced and are as follows:

October 3-9 2016

October 2-8 2017

Previous Dyslexia Awareness Weeks

Resources from 2014, 2013 and 2012 Dyslexia Awareness Week's can be downloaded from here.