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

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

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, Head of Student Learning Support in UTAS

Theme 3: Advocacy: the agent for change

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 

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.

Register below. Registration is free for those with a learning disability. 

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.

Proudly sponsored by the DHub

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