Dyslexia Awareness Week

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2017

This year Dyslexia Awareness Week runs from Monday 2nd October to Sunday 8th October 2017 and our theme is Positive about Dyslexia.

World Dyslexia Awareness Day takes place on Thursday 5th October 2017.

“I remember feeling relieved to be diagnosed with dyslexia. I felt like I wasn't alone anymore and that I was normal.

"Following my diagnosis, I was lucky enough to be given the tools to be able to get on with life and to finally believe that I wasn't stupid.

"I would like to see everyone with dyslexia get the support they need to build their skills and confidence to enable them to succeed in whatever it is they want to do.”

Charley Boorman - Actor, travel adventurer, motorcycle enthusiast, charity ambassador and father

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Our daily themes will be re-enforcing the Aims of the British Dyslexia Association taking one aim each day. 

rley Boorman, actor, writer and entertainer. 

The daily themes are

  • Monday 2nd Oct –  Early Identification
  • Tuesday 3rd Oct – Appropriate Teaching Provision
  • Wednesday 4th Oct – Appropriate Assessments
  • Thursday 5th Oct – Reasonable Adjustments
  • Friday 6th Oct – Raising Dyslexia Awareness

Social Media: The agreed hashtag for the week is: #positivedyslexia2017

We widely encourage use of this across social media.

2017 DAW Packs and Resources

The Dyslexia Awareness Week (DAW 2017) packs are available to download. These packs provide an overview of the week and include posters, videos and training materials.

For DAW 2017 we have created two DAW Packs:one DAW Pack for Children & Schools and another DAW Pack for Adults & Employers

Complete School & Children's DAW Pack 2017

Adult & Employer DAW Pack 2017

If you would like to find out more, or get involved please email.