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Legacy Donations

Dyslexia is a genetic neurological condition and as such can often impact generations of a family. By leaving a gift to the British Dyslexia Association (BDA) in your final wishes, you will be helping us in our mission of creating a dyslexia-friendly society.

Gifts like yours enable us to; run a free national helpline to support those looking for impartial advice, and provide free training webinars for parents and employees of people with dyslexia, to produce resources for teachers to help them understand neurodiversity and adapt teaching methods to bring out the best in their dyslexic students amongst many other things.

We have been working since 1972 to influence government and other institutions to promote a dyslexia-friendly society, we have had many successes but there is still much more to do. With support from people like you we can continue this vital work.

Below are some helpful hints to help you get started in writing your will.

  • Use prompts to help focus your mind, e.g. Where, When, Who, What, How
  • Visualise: If you are put off by lists of words try mind maps, or using colours to identify different information types.
  • Break tasks into manageable chunks, if you are writing your own will or using a solicitor you will need to have an understanding of what is required.
  • This could result in your working memory becoming ‘overloaded’, try identifying logical sections and working on them at a time.
  • Proofreading: If you know you have difficulty identifying unfamiliar legal phrasing or words ask a trusted friend/partner to read the document to you.

If you would like to find out more about the British Dyslexia Association or how you can support our work, please email: