Previous DAW Resources

2017 Resources

Try our free on line training module on Working Memory courtesy of Nessy. Click Here to access the module.

Please also download a copy of Dyslexia Explained, a free E Book courtesy of Nessy. Click here for your free copy.

Dyslexia Explained covers:

  • Understanding Dyslexia
  • Types of Dyslexia
  • What People with Dyslexia are good at
  • Dyslexia difficulties
  • Helpful Strategies
  • What works best for dyslexia

    Without the need for too many words......


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

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

2016 Resources

Materials and resources for Dyslexia Awareness Week 2016 can be accessed and downloaded from the British Dyslexia Association website and can be accessed by clicking here.

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2016 (DAW 2016) was held from October 3-9.

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.

Free Screener

A free screener for young people and adults aged 16 and over will be kindly provided by Do It solutions during the period we are running an on-pack promotional campaign with Black Farmer Sausages.

Clicking on this link will enable you to access the Do It Solutions screener

This screener will be available to access for free from Monday 26th September, through Dyslexia Awareness Week and until Friday 21st October.

We are very grateful to Black Farmer Sausages and Do It Solutions in helping to make this campaign possible.

The daily themes: The daily themes we have agreed to work to across all of our partners are as follows DAW is 3-9th October;

  • 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 willinvite 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.

2015 resources

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

The theme for 2015 was 'Making Sense of Dyslexia' and looked at how much of an impact the right support and interventions now can have on the future for people with dyslexia.

We also gave people the chance to contact their local MP and request Government look at improving provisions for those with dyslexia. We created two handy letter templates you could have been used for this and they are below.

Letter for Local Dyslexia Associations to use.

Letter for general public to use.


2015's posters were designed by three very talented individuals with dyslexia: Jamie-Leah Grant, Paul Milton and Olivia Kelly. A huge thank you to all three designers for sharing their work with us and allowing them to be used for Dyslexia Awareness Week. The posters are free to download in PDF format and can be downloaded by clicking the images below.




Our resource packs were also available and each contains information on dyslexia and handy hints and tips as well as fundraising ideas and information on DAW events.


2014 resources

Dyslexia Awareness Week 2014 ran from November 3 to November 9 2014 and followed the theme "Dyslexia Matters..." The B.D.A. held a number of events during the week including a mentoring and entrepreneur’s event on November 4 and an author's event with Tom McLaughlin, Sally Gardner and the Bloomsbury Institute on November 6 at the Bloomsbury Institute.

A number of resources were available for the week including posters and information packs, which you can downloaded for free below.

Workplace Information pack,pdf

Workplace poster.pdf

Education Information pack.pdf

Education poster.pdf

School Assembly presentation resource




2013 resources

In 2013 over 2,500 people downloaded the resources from our website, which included our powerpoint presentation for use in assemblies and classrooms as well as our posters and activity packs.

Dyslexia Awareness Week Pack full of information on how to be dyslexia friendly and activities to spread awareness for either schools or the workplace

Dyslexia Awareness Week presentation for assemblies or staff meetings which focuses on debunking the myths around dyslexia

Posters. Please right click and 'Save Image As' on the images above to download.

2012 resources

In 2012, we provided a PowerPoint presentation that could be used in schools and colleges. You can download this presentation here.