Dyslexia is the most common cause of reading, writing and spelling challenges and difficulties in Australia, affecting an estimate of more than 10% of citizens.  

October is Dyslexia Awareness Month -October, 2021-and the Dear Dyslexic Foundation is excited to be hosting present our inaugural virtual conference

We are bringing together a program of Australian speakers that are dyslexic but have thrived and survived successfully in a non-dyslexic world.  

This is a live and pre-recorded event (AEST). Once registered access to the conference will be available for 90 days so you can view the conference in your own time zone if you are unable to attend on the day.  

Cost is $55.00 a ticket and free for those with dyslexia and or other learning disabilities. 

Conference Program

Opening Address: MP for Queensland Trevor Watts

Theme 1: Dyslexia the strengths that get you through

Theme 2: Dyslexia from an Academic perspective

  • Value of Peer Support Group by Dr Judith Hudson
  • Supporting students in higher education by Amelia Dowe,  Student Learning Support,  University of Tasmania and Jennifer Brown, a Doctoral PhD candidate University of Tasmania

Theme 3: Advocacy: the agent for change

  • Being a dyslexia Ambassador by Professor Rufus Black, University of Tasmania  
  • The establishment of Square PEGS Tasmania by Amelia Jones, CEO Square PEGS Tasmania

Theme 4: Disability in Australia Laws and Policies  

Round Table - Neurodiversity in the workplace with Tammy McGowan, Rebecca Flower and Autumn O'Conner and facilitated by Shae Wissell 

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Dear Dyslexic Foundation welcome your support for this venture and hope you will join us. DDF would like to thank and acknowledge the National Disability Conference Initiative by the Australian Government for providing funding support and our other sponsors to deliver this conference and our sponsors ADECT and Scanning Pens.

The Dear Dyslexic Foundation would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Tribes of the country throughout Australia. We pay our respects to them and their culture, and to Elders both past and present.

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