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Dyslexia Week 2021

04/10/2021
At #TeamMDX, we want to put the spotlight on Dyslexia Week 2021 will be taking place from Monday 4 October to Sunday 10 October this year.

Dyslexia, like other SpLDs cannot be seen; they are hidden, sometimes ddeliberately to avoid being stigmatised. They can be overlooked, sometimes inadvertently as their qualities and contributions are not well understood or appreciated.

Dyslexia and other SpLDs EXIST and allow us to experience the world through a different lens! We need to ‘see’ them in their full glory. Dyslexia frequently goes hand in hand with other invisible challenges – for example, people with dyslexia might struggle with their mental health.

That’s why this dyslexia week, there is a focus on Invisible Dyslexia, exploring the theme of visibility, highlighting the importance of mental health, increase visibility of underrepresented groups, and raise serious issues of dyslexia being overlooked.

Brave new World

Imagine a world where all our individual differences are recognised and valued. A world in which we each can play our part without fear of discrimination and reproach, one where we all belong - as seen in this video.

In OUR Brave New World, individuals will not be categorised and conditioned, fearing rebuke if they do not fit in; instead they will have freedom of thought and be allowed to express their views of the world as they see and experience it.

How do I get involved?

The British Dyslexia Association have got lots of great activities going on throughout the week, and here's how you can get involved.

View the Invisible Dyslexia timetable to view the themes for each day during Dyslexia Week and find out more.

To find out about the Disability and Dyslexia support available please visit the Disability and Dyslexia page on UniHub.

If you would like to book an appointment or have any queries about support for Dyslexia, please email the Disability and Dyslexia team or call 020 8411 5366.

If you would like some more information about specific learning difficulties, please visit the British Dyslexia Association's website.

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