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 have attempted suicide, compared to the rest of the population 
  • Dyslexics have poorer mental health outcomes with high rates of depression and anxiety; this starts in primary school 

Shanan: The best thing about Dear Dyslexic is it was made by dyslexics for dyslexics.  The online community is really engaging and I’ve received a lot of excellent advice. All the resources on the website are fantastic, especially the section on strategies for students at TAFE and university. 

Australians with dyslexia are facing major challenges every day to get through school, TAFE and university.

You can help us make a difference by supporting campaigns like National Dyslexia Awareness Month and helping us to raise awareness and funds to support the work of the Dear Dyslexic Foundation.

Dyslexia Awareness Month

Each year we call on those in higher education and workplaces to take action and support their students and staff by promoting National Dyslexia Awareness Month.

In 2020, our Dyslexia Awareness Month Campaign is #FacesofDyslexia2021. Our campaign will run from 1 – 31 October.

This year focuses on resilience and focusing on our strengths, rather than our challenges. We want to highlight the potential that's there in every person with dyslexia and work to create dyslexia-friendly learning and working environments. 

Register your interest to support our campaign

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‘Dyslexia, if left unidentified and or unassisted, can cause social and emotional troubles and is associated with poorer life outcomes across the social determinants of health and wellbeing, resulting in reduced education and employment opportunities, low economic status, poor health literacy, and, most distressingly, an over-representation in the justice system’ (De Walt., et al 2004 & Wagner et al 2015).

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