Dyslexia Week 2020
In 2020, we will be putting aside 5-11 October to explore #DyslexiaCreates – looking at the power of dyslexia to create ideas, organisations and society and the invaluable contribution this makes to the UK. We recognise, however, that dyslexia also creates challenges and barriers so this theme will enable us to raise awareness of these and explore best practice in dyslexia support that empowers individuals to achieve their potential.
Your guide to Dyslexia Week
We've got lots of great activities going on throughout the week, and here's how you can get involved.
Raise awareness and hold an event with our Dyslexia Week resources
We've created lots of useful resources to help schools, colleges, universities and colleges across the UK to raise awareness and shine a light on what #DyslexiaCreates. From guides and presentations to posters and digital meeting backgrounds, we've got you covered:
- Pack for Schools
- Pack for Colleges and Universities
- Pack for Workplaces
- Dyslexia Week poster
- Go Red Media and meeting backgrounds
80% of people with dyslexia leave school without receiving a diagnosis, or the support they need. This is something that needs to change! That's why we're calling on the UK Government to ensure there is funding for diagnostic assessments and targeted support in every school. Every child should have the opportunity to reach their full potential. Visit change.org to sign our petition.
Tweet Your MP
To keep the momentum going we're asking our supporters to tweet their MP to call for change. We've created a message using Tweet Your MP to help you Tweet your MP, make a difference in 280 characters.
Go Red for Dyslexia
We will also be joining forces with Succeed with Dyslexia and other organisations from around the world to take part in Go Red for Dyslexia. Last year saw buildings lighting up red as far afield as Australia and Canada for the activity, and we are delighted to give dyslexia a global voice.
More details will be announced in the coming weeks and you can sign up for updates here.
Thank you to our sponsors
The British Dyslexia Association would like to thank our sponsors for this year’s Dyslexia Week