Dyslexia Awareness Week

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2018 #21stCenturyDyslexia

Dyslexia Awareness Week (DAW) will take place from Monday 1st to Sunday 7th October 2018 with World Dyslexia Awareness Day being celebrated on Thursday 4th October.

Please download our outline plans for DAW as a PDF document. We look forward to producing more resources and ideas to assist you with your own awareness campaigns and hearing about your planned activities. If you have an event you would like to discuss with us, please send an email to Liz Loly, Communications and Relationship Manager lizl@bdadyslexia.org.uk

Please see below for information, quotes and resources (many of which are useful all year round to help raise dyslexia awareness) from DAW 2017.

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2017

In 2017 Dyslexia Awareness Week ran from Monday 2nd October to Sunday 8th October 2017 and our theme was Positive about Dyslexia.

World Dyslexia Awareness Day took 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 were re-enforcing the Aims of the British Dyslexia Association taking one aim each day. 

The daily themes were

  • 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 was: #positivedyslexia2017

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