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Local Dyslexia Associations

Looking for information, support or to connect with the dyslexia community in your local area?

Local Dyslexia Associations (LDAs) have been a part of the BDA structure since 1972. They are predominantly independent charities that join the BDA because of our shared goals of empowering dyslexic people to reach their full potential, being part of the dyslexic voice to lobby government and making ourselves heard in the media.

Click below to find out where they are and what they offer.

Interested in volunteering in your local area? Many of the LDAs are seeking volunteers, including committee members and trustees, so please get in touch with them if you can offer your time or any other support.

Local Dyslexia Associations receive benefits such as:

  • Dyslexia Contact magazine for LDA committee and/or members
  • information, resources and networking
  • key consultation on policy issues
  • representation on BDA management board
  • an invitation to AGMs and members day
  • LDAs can also purchase insurance for their group
  • Helpliners receive free training.

BDA invite local associations to become an LDA who:

  • have the same values of supporting dyslexic people as the British Dyslexia Association
  • have a constitution or governance document (which we can forward to you as a template)
  • work within charity/not for profit objectives.

If you are interested in joining as a Local Dyslexia Association, please contact