ADO Mutual Beneficial 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.

Revised Adult Dyslexia Organisation screening

This checklist was developed in conjunction with Professor Tim Miles OBE of
Bangor University following empirical research by Dr Ross Cooper of LLU+,
London South Bank University.
This checklist does not attempt to record the talents, skills or potential linked with
dyslexia. The checklist is organised around some of the key difficulties
experienced by people with dyslexia in terms of reading, spelling, memory,
organisation and sequencing. A more formal assessment may confirm the
presence of dyslexia.

Autism to be part of core teacher training, Government says

This is a good news story, but with a cautionary tale. Because they did the same for dyslexia and then sometime years later a study found that 50% of teachers and never had dyslexia mentioned in the training, despite an act of Parliament saying teachers have to be trained in recognising dyslexia. The study was carried out by the BDA.

Javier Espinoza, education editor
26 MAY 2016 • 9:33AM
Teachers will be taught how to support children with autism for the first time following months of campaigning from charities, parents and MPs, it has emerged.

Dyslexic student launches High Court action after being denied exam support

A LEAVING CERT student with dyslexia has launched High Court proceedings aimed at securing a reader that will allow him to understand papers.

The action by the 18-year-old student is against an Independent Appeals Committee of the State Examinations Commission

Late last month the committee, which is under the aegis of the Department of Education, turned down his application for a reader (an adult exam supervisor to read exam questions in a way a dyslexic student can understand) while he sits his exams.

No reasons were given for the refusal by the committee.

Apprenticeship levy: how it will work

n April 2017 the way the government funds apprenticeships in England is changing. Some employers will be required to contribute to a new apprenticeship levy, and there will be changes to the funding for apprenticeship training for all employers.

The apprenticeship levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with a pay bill over £3 million each year, to make an investment in apprenticeships. You can benefit from this investment by training apprentices.

Give people with dyslexia better support at work, says CSP

The CSP is calling for greater awareness of dyslexia and says employers and universities should give better support to people affected by the condition.

Speaking on behalf of the society physiotherapy student Hayley Clarke raised a motion on the issue at the TUC Disabled Workers Conference, held in London from 19-20 May.

Charlotte links up to hold jobs fair for deaf and disabled people

Deaf Unity and Charlotte have joined forces to host a Deaf and Disability Careers Fair later this year.

The aim of this event is to build on Deaf Unity’s hugely successful Deaf Careers Fair 2014, which was nominated for the 2014 Chartered Institute for Personnel and Development People Development Award. The Deaf and Disability Careers Fair will be held on 9th September 2016 at theGreenway Community Centre in Southmead, Bristol.

he Codpast is a fresh and contemporary resource for students and adults with Dyslexia.

The Codpast is a multimedia, online resource tailor made for students and adults with Dyslexia. Here you'll find relevant help, advice and up to the minute news and views. Whether you're in college, Uni, looking for your first job or building your career, you'll find The Codpast a place full of really useful information.

Made for and by dyslexics

I Bombed Nearly Every Test I Ever Took, but Still Built a 6-Figure Business

If you’ve ever been one to second-guess your worth because of dyslexia, other learning disabilities, or less than ideal test-taking skills, I have a story to share with you.

I was that young person once, and you are not alone. In fact, you are probably one of the most brilliant people on this planet. Do you know how I know that? Because like you, I also allowed my brilliance to be stifled by my perceived shortcomings for far too long.

Launch of the first Diversity Zone at the “Great British Business Show & Business Start-Up 2015”

Launch of the first Diversity Zone
at the “Great British Business Show and Business Start-Up 2015”

The Diversity Zone at: Stand 1064, Great British Business Show and Business Start-Up 2015, Olympia London, Hammersmith Road, London, W14 8UX.
Thursday 3rd December: 10am – 6pm, Friday 4th December: 10am – 5pm


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