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 Campaign

2019 Dyslexia Awareness Month Campaign Resilience the Courage to Fall and Raise runs from 1 until 31 October.

This year focuses on resilience and focusing on our strengths. We also want to challenge everyone to think about 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.

Our activities

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

1 October: launching the new Dear Dyslexic website, yay!  

Guest speaking events:

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

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

24 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 stands up to support this year's campaign

Queensland Senator Amanda Stoker has put her support behind Dyslexia Awareness Month and will be supporting our campaign. Senator Stoker says "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."

Learning more about Senator Amanda Stoker.

Supporting our campaign

Help us raise awareness and celebrate our National Dyslexia Awareness Campaign during the month of October.  Your support will help raise awareness of dyslexia and all funds go to help those with dyslexia to have healthier, happier more connected lives. You can also purchase your Awareness ribbon here:

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

  • Hosting a morning tea or lunch at your school, TAFE, university or workplace and asking people to chip in to support our work.

  • Sausage sizzle — Ah the humble sausage sizzle. Whether it’s at a sporting carnival, outside Bunnings, or an election day “Democracy Sausage”, this classic is hard to beat!

  • 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.

  • Garage Sale 

  • 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.

  • Crowdfunding by setting up a fundraising page 

How do you build  dyslexia-friendly Education and Workplaces Environments A4 Posters

                                                     

 

A3 Awareness Posters

                                      

Join us at our 2019 Resilience Gala

Part of the celebrations is our Annual Gala Dinner on the 18 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.

Register your interest in supporting our campaign by emailing [email protected] 

Look at our previous campaigns.

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