Dyslexia Awareness Week

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2016

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2016 (DAW 2016) will be held from 3rd - 9th October.

The theme: ‘Identification of dyslexia’

Getting assessed and actually knowing if you are, or might be, dyslexic is a huge issue at any stage of any individual’s personal dyslexic journey. Therefore, for 2016 we have worked with the other major dyslexia charities namely Dyslexia Scotland, Helen Arkell, Xtrodinary People and Dyslexia Action to agree on the theme for this year’s Dyslexia Awareness Week to be ‘Identification of dyslexia’.The theme in Scotland will be ‘Dyslexia: Did you know...’ and will run from 2nd to 7th November.

Given the fact that dyslexia is a hidden disability and the most common learning difficulty we plan to deliver a powerful message that will prompt people to think and consider if they themselves or those close to them could be dyslexic.

A positive catalyst for change: Knowing if you are or might be dyslexic can be the catalyst for change in people’s lives and therefore a campaign to remove the barriers, the costs, the confusion and the myths will be a positive way to utilise the Awareness Week.

The daily themes: The daily themes we have agreed to work to across all of our partners are as follows:

  • Monday – Why is it important to identify dyslexia?
  • Tuesday – How is dyslexia identified?
  • Wednesday – How does dyslexia affect people differently?
  • Thursday – What help is at hand for those with dyslexia? (Also World Dyslexia Day – we will invite social media posts on how those with dyslexia are helped around the world). We will also focus on dyslexia and adults on this day.
  • Friday –Why is the correct help important and how can we raise awareness together?

Social Media: The agreed hashtag for the week is simply: #dyslexia2016

We encourage use of this across the charity and the sector.

DAW Packs and Resources

The Dyslexia Awareness Week (DAW 2016) packs are now available to download. These packs provide an overview of the week and also the clear messages we would like to be delivered and the call to action for each daily theme.

Also included are the posters and details of events scheduled for the week.

 

DAW Posters 2016

“The poster which was chosen to be part of the theme for dyslexia awareness week was inspired by the question. When you are dyslexic the need to understand the English language is greater but in-turn the English language takes new meaning and form. Where a word has no power, or grace through understanding it take’s new meaning! A question can bring joy, happiness, sadness, and elation a real whirlwind and spectrum of emotions depending on what you ask."

So I put forward the question to you when Dyslexia Awareness Week comes, what will you be doing?

Paul Milton B.A.Honours, B.D.A Ambassador 

If you would like to find out more, or get involved you can email us on media@bdadyslexia.org.uk

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Future Dyslexia Awareness Week Dates

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

October 2-8 2017

World Dyslexia Awareness Day

Will take place on the Thursday of the first full week of October each year.