Dyslexia Week 2021
Your guide to Dyslexia Week
Dyslexia Week 2021 will be taking place from Monday 4 October - Sunday 10 October this year.
We've got lots of great activities going on throughout the week, and here's how you can get involved. Click here to view our themes for each day during Dyslexia Week.
We know that dyslexia comes with many challenges, but many people in our community feel like their struggles are unseen. Because dyslexia itself isn’t visible, individuals with dyslexia often feel unsupported, unwanted, invisible. From the child at school struggling to keep up with the rest of their friends, to the office worker feeling like they don’t belong.
Dyslexia also too often goes hand in hand with other invisible challenges. People can struggle with their mental health. There can be discrimination in the workplace. Legislation fails to consider the dyslexic perspective. Under-represented groups become lost.
That’s why this dyslexia week we are focusing on Invisible Dyslexia, to explore the entire theme of visibility within our community. We’ll highlight the importance of mental health, increase visibility of underrepresented groups, and raise serious issues of dyslexia being overlooked within education and the workplace.
Support our Helpline this Dyslexia Week
The British Dyslexia Associations Helpline is the only national, free Helpline service for people with dyslexia of all ages and those who support them. Run by volunteers with the support and guidance of our experts and specialists, it offers a lifeline to adults, young people and children with dyslexia, by providing access to confidential and impartial free information.
Between Dyslexia Week and the end of this year, we want to be able to support 100 more people through our Helpline who are affected by dyslexia. But to do this, we need your help. Click here to find out how you can donate.
Take our free BDA course and share it with your friends!
We have designed a free BDA Training Course on the topic of dyslexia and mental health which is perfect for anybody looking to find out more about dyslexia, and how it may affect those who have it. This course will be available online during Dyslexia Week, from 4 October. Click here to access it.
We've created lots of useful free resources to help schools, colleges, universities and workplaces across the UK to raise awareness and shine a light on #InvisibleDyslexia. From guides and presentations to posters and worksheets, we've got you covered:
As well as our packs, we have also put together some handy free resources for use during Dyslexia Week:
- School Worksheet: Drama based ideas and activities
- Multi-sensory teaching ideas
- School visual design worksheet: dyslexia
- School visual design worksheet: mental health
- Colleges and Universities visual design worksheet: dyslexia
- Colleges and Universities visual design worksheet: mental health
- 'What is dyslexia?' teaching PowerPoint
- Invisible Dyslexia PowerPoint - Schools
- Invisible Dyslexia PowerPoint - Colleges and Universities
- Invisible Dyslexia PowerPoint - Workplaces
We've also teamed up with Twinkl to create lots of free resources for teachers this Dyslexia Week. Find all of the free activities and resources on their website.
You deserve to feel seen. Share your story.
This Dyslexia Week we will be focusing on the invisibility of dyslexia. This year we aim to offer a platform to those whose voices have been previously unheard. We want to hear your stories. Share your story with us here.
Keep up to date
Stay up to date with all of the latest information and upcoming announcements by signing up to our mailing list. If you would like to be notified by email about Dyslexia Week updates, you can sign up for updates here.
Thank you to our supporters
The British Dyslexia Association would like to thank our supporters for this year’s Dyslexia Week