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Dyslexia Awareness Week

28th September 2021

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.