National Dyslexia Awareness Month

Resilence the courage to fall and rise

Each year we call on those in higher education and the workplace to take action and support their students and staff by promoting our campaign during national Dyslexia Awareness Month

2019 Dyslexia Awareness Month Campaign Resilence the Courage to Fall and Raise commences on the 1st of October until the 31st of October.

This year focuses on resilience and focusing on our strengths rather than our challenges and how we can create dyslexia-friendly learning and working environments. 

Get involved and help celebrate and acknowledge those with dyslexia, their families and the broader community during the month of October with the Dear Dyslexic Foundation.

We will be running several activities during October to help raise awareness of dyslexia and other learning disabilities including:

1st of October launching the new Dear Dyslexic website, yay!  

Guest speaking events:

  • 1st of October Plenty Valley Community Radio Station 
  • 15th October Australasian Corrections Education Association (ACEA) Conference 

18th of October - Dear Dyslexic Annual Gala Resilience the Courage to Rise and Fall

24th of October - Higher Education Training in collaboration with the University of Sydney Practical tools for working and supporting students with Dyslexia and Specific Learning Disabilities

Queensland Senator Amanda Stoker has put her support behind Dyslexia Awareness Month and will be running our campaign saying, "if a person wants to work, we should make sure we do everything we can to facilitate their employment. It is important for their well-being and of course, it is better for the country they do too."

Part of the celebrations is our Annual Gala Dinner on the 18th of October with special guest speaker, acclaimed Australian author (and proud dyslexic) Jackie French. Take the opportunity to celebrate the extraordinary Australian dyslexic community, share a delicious meal and meet new friends. If you're an employer, this is a wonderful opportunity to show your dyslexic staff how much you value their unique and valuable contributions to the workplace.

We look forward to seeing you on the night and joining us in empowering young people and adults with dyslexia to reach their full potential and live healthier, happier more connected lives.

Organise a local National Dyslexia Awareness activity or event in your work area or to attend our Annual Gala.  You can get behind our annual campaign by simply hosting:

  • a morning tea or lunch at your school, TAFE, University or workplace.

  • Sausage sizzle — Ah the humble sausage sizzle. Whether it’s at a sporting carnival, outside Bunnings, Coles or at your school.

  • All-inclusive pancake breakfast — Make sure you offer options for everyone — the gluten free, the vegan, the sugar-free, and the foodie who will eat anything.

  • Host a garage sale  You can resell these to recyclers for a profit.

  • Donations on your event page — Make it easy for people to give even if they can’t attend your event with donation buttons on your event page.

  • Crowd Funding by setting up a fundraising page 

Your support will help raise awareness of dyslexia and all funds go directly to helping those with dyslexia have healthier, happier more connected lives.

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