Monthly Dyslexia News Digest – July 2019

In the headlines

13 July 2019

The Adult Dyslexia Centre has been given a grant of £1,500 by the Louis Baylis Trust.  The money will help them to continue their work of helping adults with dyslexia.  Established in 2003, the Centre now supports more than 300 people every year.  They offer assessments to children, information for employers and trainers on how to support dyslexic staff members.

https://www.maidenhead-advertiser.co.uk/gallery/maidenhead/147480/the-adult-dyslexia-centre-given-grant-from-louis-baylis-trust.html

26 July 2019

The BDA has attended a round table discussion event at the House of Lords on the issue of access to social security by vulnerable users.  The system is impenetrable to anyone with challenges associated with literacy, organisation and memory.  The BDA has submitted an evidence paper of case studies that highlights and details the issues and makes recommendations for improvements.

https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/news/british-dyslexia-association-join-round-table-discussion-at-house-of-lords-on-access-to-social-security

A bit of a quiet month here at Monthly Dyslexia News Digest, which allows us to bring you other stories like this great one-minute clip by Made By Dyslexia on Dyslexic Thinking.  The charity works to raise awareness of everything that people with dyslexia have brought to the world for example some of the world’s greatest inventions, brands and art.  All this innovation is down to the dyslexic way of thinking using Visualising, Imagining, Communicating, Reasoning, Connecting and Exploring.  Watch the clip here.