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Local Dyslexia Associations

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 dyslexic people to reach their full potential, being part of the dyslexic voice to lobby government and make ourselves heard in the media.

Local Dyslexia Associations receive benefits such as

  • Dyslexia Contact magazine distributed to their members
  • key consultation on policy issues
  • representation on BDA management board
  • an invitation to AGMs and members day
  • Local Dyslexia Associations can also purchase insurance for their group
  • Helpliners will receive free training

To become an LDA you will need

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

If you are interested in joining as a Local Dyslexia Association, please contact our membership officer on