Sponsorship Opportunities – Urgent

Dear Colleagues/ Supporters,

I am writing to you in order to highlight an unfortunate situation which is also an opportunity which coincides with two major enquiries which affect grants that support dyslexics and those with the overlapping condition.

Ofqual's consultation on specifications on reasonable adjustments

Open consultation - Ofqual's consultation on specifications on reasonable adjustments

Summary

A consultation on proposed changes to reasonable adjustments to qualifications for disabled students.
Documents
Consultation on Specifications on Reasonable Adjustments
Ref: Ofqual/16/5999
PDF, 385KB, 53 pages

ITV - Reaping the rewards from an inclusive workplace

ITV - Reaping the rewards from an inclusive workplace

Background

ITV is the biggest commercial broadcaster in the UK; producing programming for ITV’s own channels and for other broadcasters such as the BBC, Channel 4 and Sky. With ITV Studios operating out of the UK and five international locations - US, Australia, Germany, France and Scandinavia - their 4,000 plus strong workforce is rich with diverse people with varying viewpoints, ideas and perspectives.

Google Glass could change the way autistic kids read faces

Julian Brown smiles while wearing Google Glass and talking with Jena Daniels, a clinical research coordinator at the Wall Lab in Stanford, Calif. Like many autistic children, Julian, 10, has trouble reading emotions in people's faces.
SAN JOSE, Calif. — Like many autistic children, Julian Brown has trouble reading emotions in people’s faces, one of the biggest challenges for people with the neurological disorder.

Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary: Having Dyslexia Is a ‘Superpower’ in Business

Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary: Having Dyslexia Is a ‘Superpower’ in Business
Kevin O’Leary, a.k.a. “Mr. Wonderful,” has struggled with dyslexia ever since he can recall. But he’s not the only Shark on Shark Tank with the learning difference: both Barbara Corcoran and Daymond John were diagnosed with it, too.

However, all three credit much of their success to learning to overcome the challenges of dyslexia.

THE DYSLEXIA QUEST THOMAS G WEST : IN THE MINDS EYE

The Dyslexia Quest podcast: In The Minds Eye I ( ELISHEVA SCHWARTZ) was really excited to sit down with Thomas G West , author of In the Minds Eye: Creative Visual Thinkers, Gifted Dyslexics and the Rise of Visual Technologies

Former Special Education Student Publishes Best-Selling Children’s Book

Nelson Beats The Odds
“I want Nelson Beats The Odds to resonate with young people, particularly African American males and students with learning disabilities,” Sidney said, “I was in special education and I know exactly how it feels to be stigmatized and labeled.”

Why Children With Dyslexia And Reluctant Readers Are Inspired By Liz Pichon’s Unique Books

Parents of children with dyslexia or reluctant readers will know only too well the struggle they face getting their kids excited about books. But one mum managed to stumble upon a solution, almost by accident. Mum-of-three Liz Pichon, 52, has recently published her 10th book in the ‘Tom Gates’ series, which follows the relatable adventures of a schoolboy. Her engaging books revolutionise storytelling for kids with their brightly coloured covers, creative illustrations and array of fonts throughout.

dyslexia roundtable needs your help!

Join #SayYesToDyslexia and create a filmed showcase of dyslexic talent which will launch during Dyslexia Awareness Week in October. Send a short film showing your dyslexia success story. We want to capture energy, enthusiasm and inspiration! Films could show you talking about your success, speaking about the advantages dyslexia has brought you, or they might show you doing what you love, describing it or creating it, telling how it hasn’t held you back. We’re big fans of innovation!

Schools and businesses must work together to change perceptions of learning disabilities

With Learning Disability Week approaching, an entrepreneur with dyslexia describes how employers and the education system can work together to inspire much-needed societal change

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