Senator Amanda Stoker, Senator for Queensland, as thrown her support behind the 2019 National Dyslexia Awareness Campaign.
The Dear Dyslexic Foundation has been working with Senator Stoker's Senior Advisor Julia Harvie to help spread the word during National Dyslexia Awareness Month.
“Dyslexia and other learning disabilities like dyscalculia and dysgraphia have huge impacts on individuals, but they are hidden disabilities,” Senator Stoker said.
“Raising awareness with my colleagues so we can effect change where we can is the first of a number of steps I can do as a representative to try to make the lives of dyslexic people better.
“After all, if a person wants to work, we should make sure we do everything we can to facilitate their employment. It is important for their wellbeing and of course, it is better for the country they do too.
“This October is Dyslexia Awareness Month and I will be encouraging my parliamentary colleagues to get behind Dear Dyslexic Foundation's campaign to raise awareness of dyslexia in the workplace, TAFE and universities.
“I will also make representations to the Minister for Health about making dyslexia assessments available under Medicare. It is important that if a person needs that assessment to get the support, they need to get an education or qualification, and to ensure they have assistance in their workplace, we do what we can to make that happen.”
We sincerely thank Senator Amanda Stoker and Julia Harvie for all their support with this campaign and for helping us raise awareness across the country!
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Photo with Senor Advisory Julie Harvie, James Sedman Dear Dyslexic Board Director and Shae Wissell CEO and Founder Dear Dyslexic.