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Family Information Day

Join us Saturday 24th September 10-2pm for the British Dyslexia Association’s first-ever Family Information Day at Garth Hill College, Bracknell. Our community focussed event aims to raise dyslexia awareness, providing a support hub for families, teachers and those in the workplace. Packed with a range of fun family activities, information, resources and workshops.


Saturday 24th September 2022
10:00am - 2:00pm


Garth Hill College
RG42 2AD
United Kingdom

Workshops on the day:

Ollie Winiberg - British Dyslexia Association Ambassador

We have the pleasure of having Ollie Winiberg open our Family Information Day!

For over 13 years, Ollie Winiberg presented for BBC Radio. Alongside his own BBC Music Introducing program, he was often heard presenting on BBC Radio One, 6 Music, 1xtra and the BBC World Service (which has a global reach of over 20 million).

Ollie had his own TV show called “rising” which followed the journey of international, emerging musicians, but this was project was put on hold following the coronavirus outbreak.

In 2020 Ollie set up a Spotify playlist called “Heavy Hooks” and in 2021 he left the BBC to pursue a podcast with music sync company, Music Gateway, to coincide with this playlist.

The show, named “The Heavy Hooks Show”, is a weekly program dedicated to support both unsigned and iconic rock and metal bands from around the world. It is proudly endorsed by Aston Microphones and each week features influential guests from the world of heavy music.

Outside media, Ollie is a DJ and drummer and his hero’s include David Brent, Nigel Tufnel and Alan Partridge.”

Exhibitors on the day:

British Dyslexia Association

  • Helpline - Our Helpline Support Team will be on hand to answer your individual questions, and give general information and guidance. Whether it’s how to get support from your school, support in the workplace, when to get an assessment or just general questions about dyslexia and coping strategies,…our team are on hand.
  • Training - As part of our ongoing commitment to raise awareness of dyslexia and specific learning difficulties, the BDA has a comprehensive training programme. Please take a look at the large range of courses available.
  • Assessments - We will have representatives from our Assessments department to talk you through how the Assessment process works and answer your questions.
  • Membership - Find out about the membership packages we have on offer.
  • Fundraising - Discover all the ways you can fundraise for the British Dyslexia Association. Whether you choose a bake sale or a marathon our Fundraising Team will be there to support.
  • Education Committee - If you have questions about education and dyslexia, the Education Committee will be available throughout the day to help.
  • Cultural Perspective Committee - We can support in queries around equality/equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging. The CPC aims to break stigma and taboo in order to challenge the narratives and representation of dyslexia.

TRUGS - Teach reading using games

Trugs® is a phonics based reading resource for school and home. Trugs is a fun way to support those learning to read.


OrCam's mission is to harness the power of artificial vision by incorporating pioneering technology into a platform which improves the lives of students with reading and learning challenges.

Spot on with Numbers

Spot On With Numbers is a range of tactile and visual products, games and programmes designed around the latest research into the most successful ways to develop number sense and secure a solid foundation of understanding in mathematics. The products are designed to develop fluency by promoting the ability to subitise (instantly 'see' the total number of objects without needing to count them all) and explore physical manipulations of numbers before doing them mentally. Spot On With Numbers allows children the opportunity to explore a variety of different representations, enabling them to make links, see connections and develop mathematical reasoning.

More exhibitors to be added soon!

Raffle Prizes

We’ll have a fantastic raffle with the chance to win your very own C-PEN (Reader Pen) generously donated by Scanning Pens. We also have some wonderful audio books, hampers and so much more!


We’ll have plenty of fun for the kids too with games and face painting! More information to follow.

Cafe 2 U

Catering supplied by Cafe 2 U - Bracknell

Cafe 2 U's mobile van will be onsite delivering quality coffee and hot chocolate, with additional complimentary drinks and food.

The Luna Makeup Company

Festival Glitter Makeup

Fun alternative to face painting - glitter face painting! Children love the Mermaid Glitter and Dinosaur Glitter and the teenagers and adults love the festival glitter.

Video & photographs will be taken throughout the day, if you wish not to be included, please make yourself known to our reception desk at the venue.

If you are interested in exhibiting at our Family Information day please contact - BDA Events