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WELCOME TO THE DAS WORLD DYSLEXIA AWARENESS WEEK

We've got exciting activities planned but most importantly, we have a great message to shout out to all old and new friends.
EMBRACING DIVERSITY: Dyslexia and other SpLDs!

 CALENDAR OF EVENTS

DATE EVENT
Ongoing DAS Art Competition 2023 - bit.ly/DAS-ArtComp2023
Closing date: 21 October 2023
Ongoing Move for Dyslexia - bit.ly/DAS-MFD23
DAS Charity Walk, Run, Cycle 2023 - Registrations Open!
30 September 2023 Official Launch of Move for Dyslexia
4.30pm – 8.30pm @ Active Garden, Gardens by the Bay
4 October 2023

International Perspectives on Dyslexia: Insights from Around The Globe bit.ly/WDAW23-Forum
SGT 6.00pm – 7.00pm via Zoom

International Forum - Join us for a conversation with representatives from Singapore, Egypt , Ghana and Sweden!

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5 October 2023 Inter-AU DSO Networking Session
2.30pm – 4.30pm @ SUTD Library Training Room

Sharing by DAS at 2.35pm

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6 October 2023 DAS Primary School Screening
9.15 am – 12.15 pm @ DAS Tampines Learning Centre

(FULLY BOOKED)
8 October 2023 World Dyslexia Day!

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'EMBRACE DYSLEXIA' is a movement launched by DAS in 2014 to debunk common misconceptions about dyslexia, encouraging people with dyslexia to embrace their learning differences and to call organisations to take greater action in supporting the dyslexia communities around the world! We call on you to support our cause, EMBRACE DYSLEXIA, and sign this petition to show the dyslexia community that you care and are willing to be inclusive and supportive of them.

 SIGN THE PLEDGE

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Join us for an enlightening webinar during World Dyslexia Awareness Week as we delve into a global exploration of dyslexia, its recognition, implications on education policies, and effective strategies for support. 

4 October 2023
Singapore - 6pm to 7pm


Ghana - 10am to 11am; UK - 11am to 12pm; Sweden - 12pm to 1pm; Egypt - 1pm to 2pm


 SIGN UP NOW

 JOIN THE WEBINAR - Oct 4 2023 18:00 Singapore

 

Forum Panelists
Hear from the distinguished authors of The Routledge International Handbook of Dyslexia in Education!

Drawing from the wealth of knowledge presented in the book "The Routledge International Handbook of Dyslexia in Education," edited by Lee Siang and Gad Elbeheri, this webinar promises to be a valuable resource for educators, researchers, and anyone interested in dyslexia awareness and intervention.

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LEE SIANG

Chief Executive Officer,
Dyslexia Association of Singapore

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GAD ELBERHERI

Founder and Chairman
Global Educational Consultants (Egypt)

Chapter 8: Dyslexia in Egypt
Gad Elbeheri provides insights into the challenges and progress made in recognizing and addressing dyslexia in Egypt. Explore the local context, legislation, and teacher training programs aimed at improving support for individuals with dyslexia in this region.

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ROSALIN ABIGAIL KYERE-NARTEY

Founder & Executive Director
Africa Dyslexia Organisation (Ghana)

Chapter 12: Dyslexia Awareness, Educational Policies, and Inclusion in a Developing World: The Ghanaian Experience
Rosalin Abigail Kyere-Nartey shares the Ghanaian experience, shedding light on how dyslexia awareness and inclusive educational policies are shaping the lives of students with dyslexia in a developing world context.

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GEETHA SHANTHA RAM

Director (SpLD Assessment Services, English Language & Literacy, Staff Professional Development),
Dyslexia Association of Singapore

Chapter 32: Dyslexia in Singapore
Geetha Shantha Ram provides an in-depth look at the approach to dyslexia in Singapore, a country known for its exemplary education system. Discover the strategies, teacher training programs, and tools that have been instrumental in supporting individuals with dyslexia in Singapore.

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SUSANNA CEDERQUIST

Lecturer / Speaker / Educator,
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Chapter 35: A Picture of Dyslexia in Sweden
Susanna Cederquist Susanna Cederquist paints a vivid picture of dyslexia in Sweden, offering insights into the Swedish context, the services available for dyslexia identification, and the tools used for assessment. Learn from Sweden's experience in supporting individuals with dyslexia.

 

By exploring these diverse international perspectives on dyslexia, our webinar aims to foster a deeper understanding of the challenges and successes in different regions of the world.

Attendees will gain valuable insights, shared experiences, and practical strategies to enhance dyslexia awareness, identification, and support in their own communities. Join us for this webinar to embrace dyslexia and together, we can make a difference in the lives of individuals with dyslexia worldwide.

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WHY JOIN THE CAUSE?

At the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS), our mission is to people with dyslexia and other specific learning differences achieve. Organised for the fifth year running by DAS, Move for Dyslexia aims to raise funds and awareness about Dyslexia. DAS needs YOUR help to raise $2.9 million a year to support our low-income students on bursary.

With your support, we can help children with dyslexia achieve! Join the move and help us now!

FINISHER BADGE: Participants who successfully completed 30KM* for the run/walk category or submit the longest distance cycled for the cycle category will receive a virtual finisher badge by email.

*Successful submission of Proof of Walk, Run or Cycle by 31 January 2024. Please take note that we will need at least 5 working days to send the virtual badge

LAUNCH: In line with World Dyslexia Awareness Week, we are launching Move for Dyslexia on 30 September 2023. Join us for a walk around the Gardens by the Bay!

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 CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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bbc DYSLEXIA AWARENESS WEEK - TEACHING RESOURCES

This collection of BBC resources can be used to support teaching around Dyslexia Awareness Week in the classroom. Dyslexia Awareness Week aims to further understanding around dyslexia and ways people with dyslexia can be supported.

CLICK HERE FOR RESOURCES
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WEEK VAN DYSLEXIA - HOI FOUNDATION (NETHERLANDS)
Dyslexia Awareness Week 2023: 1-8 October 2023

During the worldwide DYSLEXIA AWARENESS WEEK, HOI Foundation and Dyslexie Font bring the WEEK OF DYSLEXIA . A week full of inspiring offline and online sessions about the broad picture of dyslexia for parents, teachers, experts, employers, children and dyslexics themselves.

https://weekvandyslexie.nl/

 

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BRITISH DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION
Dyslexia Awareness Week 2023: Uniquely You

From 2nd to 8th October 2023, we will be celebrating individuals with dyslexia from all backgrounds and walks of life. We will enjoy learning about individual journeys with dyslexia and discovering the diversity of experience in our community. Having dyslexia can bring its challenges but it also shapes experience and perspective and makes you Uniquely You. We will be sharing a comprehensive set of resources to help you talk about dyslexia and increase awareness of neurodiversity, whether in an educational setting, community group, or workplace. You can look forward to insightful articles, engaging videos, and the opportunity to attend free webinars that will inspire and improve understanding of dyslexia within your community.

https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/support-us/awareness-events/dyslexia-awareness-week

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EUROPEAN DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION
Dyslexia Awareness Day: 8 October

In order to wider spread the word, please use the hashtag #EDADyslexiaday
We hope that this year will be the best ever for raising dyslexia awareness across Europe and the world.

https://eda-info.eu/events/awareness-week/


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INTERNATIONAL DYSLEXIA ASSOCIATION
Dyslexia Awareness Month 2023

Join us as we share stories from people living with dyslexia, insights into dyslexia around the world, events held by branches of the International Dyslexia Association (IDA) across the United States and by our Global Partners around the world, new fact sheets, and more.

https://dyslexiaida.org/october-is-dyslexia-awareness-month-2/
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Dyslexia Awareness Month 2023

Mark it Read is the official Canadian celebration for Dyslexia Awareness Month. October 1st, 2023 marks the start of our 6th annual national awareness-raising campaign. Each year across Canada, monuments and buildings are lit up red, schools and workplaces wear red, and cities and towns sign proclamations to officially declare the month of October as Dyslexia Awareness Month. Mark it Read has also been listed on the Government of Canada website as a health promotion month. You can view the calendar of health promotions here.

https://www.dyslexiacanada.org/en/mark-it-read
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CODE READ DYSLEXIA NETWORK - AUSTRALIA
Dyslexia Awareness Month 2023: Light it RED for Dyslexia

Light it Red for Dyslexia Awareness is a volunteer initiative by Code REaD Dyslexia Network, a national registered charity, to light significant monuments, buildings and landmarks across Australia in RED for Dyslexia Awareness.

https://codereadnetwork.org/get-involved/lir2023/


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DYSLEXIA SCOTLAND
Dyslexia Awareness Week 2023: 1-7 November 2023

During Dyslexia Awareness Week this year we will be launching a special survey, the first of its kind in Scotland, to ‘take the temperature’ of what life is like for people with dyslexia in Scotland. The survey, designed in partnership with the University of Glasgow, will look at different critical areas of life such as identification, support and mental well-being. This is key part of Dyslexia Scotland’s strategic plan 2022 – 2025 towards a dyslexia-friendly Scotland.

https://dyslexiascotland.org.uk/dyslexia-awareness-week/