Dyslexia Awareness Week 2013, 14th - 20th October

This year’s dyslexia awareness week will run from 14th to 20th October and will focus on the theme ‘Beyond Words’. 

The theme has been chosen because we want to highlight that people with dyslexia can face difficulties with maths, organisational skills and short term memory, and not just difficulties with spelling, writing and reading.

There are a number of activities taking place around the country to highlight Dyslexia Awareness Week, including a few run by our own centres. Find out how you can get involved:

  • Spread the word

They’ll be lots of social media activity taking place on Twitter and Facebook, why not share some posts with your followers to spread the word about dyslexia #DAW2013

  • Host your own event

If you are thinking of running a bake sale or coffee morning to raise awareness about dyslexia, why not put out a collection tin and raise money for Dyslexia Action at the same time. If you’d like any materials to help with this please email cmorgan@dyslexiaaction.org.uk.

  • Attend the London premier of the film ‘The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia’

The London premier of ‘The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia’ will take place at the Prince Charles Cinema, Leicester Square on Thursday 17 October. Launched at Sundance Film Festival in 2012, and directed by Robert Redford’s son, James Redford ‘The Big Picture: Rethinking Dyslexia’ is a film that addresses the misconceptions surrounding dyslexia and aims to inspire and help those with dyslexia, along with their families. For more information and to book tickets please visit the Prince Charles Cinema website.

  • Attend an event organised by Dyslexia Action 

Our Winchester Office are holding a coffee morning in aid of Dyslexia Awareness Week, if you live near Winchester you can join them for a coffee and chat at The Bengal Sage Restaurant, 72-74 St George’s Street, Winchester SO23 8AH, on 18th October from 10am to 12 noon. Find out more about the Coffee morning in aid of Dyslexia Awareness Week.

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