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Dyslexia Information Day – Saturday 17th May 2014

Posted 13th May 2014

Are you dyslexic or think you might be? Are you a parent or teacher of a child with dyslexia or work with someone who is? Do you have questions or would like to find out more about what support and information is out there?

Dyslexia Information Day (DID) is a fantastic FREE event set up to provide advice and information for dyslexics, parents, teachers, employers and anyone interested in knowing more about dyslexia.

The next event is this Saturday 17th May 2014 and will be held at Ketley Community Centre in Telford between 11am – 3pm.

For those, like me who like to visualise where that is, heres a photo of the community centre. There will be banners and balloons outside to help you spot it, and the address is on the flyer below.

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Ketley Community Centre in Telford

 

You will be greeted by lovely volunteers who can point you in the right direction when you arrive. You will find a selection of invited exhibitors with lots of information and demonstrations, as well as craft corner for the kids, refreshments and local dyslexics sharing their experiences and talents.

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Inside the hall at Ketley Community Centre at a recent Dyslexia Information Day 

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Lots of multi-sensory learning tools

 

As a little bit of background, the event was set up by the wonderful Eli Wilkinson, The Dyslexic Dyslexia Consultant in 2008 and this will be the 11th event. Eli organises and funds these events herself and makes no profit from them at all, exhibitors are not charged for exhibiting and visitors are not charged for entry and are supported by a wonderful team of volunteers. Where possible there are two events held a year usually in May and October.

For those that don’t know much about me and my story, I am proud to share my experience of being dyslexic and passionate about inspiring others to think positively about dyslexia. To me, dyslexia is just a different way of thinking. To find out more about my experiences of being dyslexic, feel free to have a read of my previous blog post “Thinking Differently?

I have been supporting DID since I first met Eli nearly five years ago and will be there again and as always really looking forward to joining the team on Saturday.

If you would like more information and advice about dyslexia or to chat to and share experiences with other dyslexics on the day, do feel free to join us at the 11th Dyslexia Information Day this weekend.

To keep up to date with DID, join in on Facebook and Twitter…
Facebook: Dyslexia Information Day
Twitter: @DyslexiaInfoDay

Feel free to share any questions or thoughts below and I will be happy to try and help. And do say hello if you pop along on Saturday.

Nic : )

 

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