We are rapidly approaching an exciting week – Dyslexia Awareness Week. This is a great opportunity to share knowledge and understanding of dyslexia; support, and learn from, children and adults with dyslexia and help to create a dyslexia-friendly society.

This year, the week runs from Monday 2nd October to Sunday 8th October 2017 and our theme is Positive about Dyslexia.

“As many people may know, I am a severe dyslexic,” says Sir Jackie Stewart, Formula One Triple World Champion. “I sincerely believe it has been an advantage and not a penalty in life.” 

World Dyslexia Awareness Day takes place on Thursday 5th October 2017, so watch out for news and activities from across the dyslexia associations of the world.

Our daily themes will be re-enforcing the aims of the British Dyslexia Association:

  • Monday 2nd Oct –  Early Identification
  • Tuesday 3rd Oct – Appropriate Teaching Provision
  • Wednesday 4th Oct – Appropriate Assessments
  • Thursday 5th Oct – Reasonable Adjustments
  • Friday 6th Oct – Raising Dyslexia Awareness

Social Media: The agreed hashtag for the week is: #positivedyslexia2017 We encourage use of this across social media and will be looking out for your activities, success stories and positive quotes. Download our toolkit for supporters.

Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter and Facebook for regular information and ways for you to get involved.

​For more information, resources and to download banners to show your support, please visit the British Dyslexia Association website. There are competitions to enter, awards to be won and lots more.

Our daily themes will be re-enforcing the Aims of the British Dyslexia Association taking one aim each day.


​For any media enquiries and interview requests, please contact Liz Loly, Communications & Relationship Manager on lizl@bdadyslexia.org.uk  or 07458 033 935.