We live in a world of words, and there has never been a more important time in modern history to be literate.

For those of us with dyslexia, the challenge is enormous.

Estimates are:

  • 1 in 10 of the population has a learning disability
  • Dyslexics are 46% more likely to attempt suicide, compared to the rest of the population 
  • Dyslexics have poorer mental health outcomes with high rates of depression and anxiety; problems that start in primary school. 

The support we offer people with dyslexia is made possible with the help of people from across the community; people like Karen

Karen told us that the podcasts were her favourite resource. They let her listen in private to stories from the lives of dyslexics like her.

She said: At 56 years old, I have years of experience in the workplace in relation to dyslexia. That can be overwhelming when you take the lid off.  I'm an experienced counsellor and I know there is nothing like hearing your own truth echoed acknowledged and validated.

Listening to the podcasts has helped me make space for the needs of my nervous system. Over the years, I’ve been able to make many improvements to my situation. But the challenges of not being understood or given allowances, and the stress and worry about being judged for my dyslexia - it can feel overwhelming.

That’s the kind of real challenge facing Australians struggling with dyslexia — a hidden disability.

There are many ways that you can support our work. You can give a one-off donation, contribute on a regular schedule, or come together with your community group or in your workplace.

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