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Casting Call! Participate in a series of online shorts about disability and how non-disabled people can be better allies.

The production company TOAD has contacted Yorkshire Rose Dyslexia about a series of online shorts they are making for a major broadcaster about disability and how non-disabled people can be better allies.


Their short films are aiming to reach young adults in particular.  They are looking for people who have:
Episode 1: Cerebral palsy
Episode 2: Dyslexia, dyscalculia, dysgraphia, and dyspraxia
Episode 3: IBD – Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis

They are looking for applications from people across the country and would like to know if any of our members in the 18 to 35 age range might be interested in featuring in these films.

For the people who appear in these online shorts, there will be a small loss of earnings fee to thank them for their contribution and time.  Filming will take place in a fully accessible studio in London mid-November (16th TBC) and all travel expenses will be covered for them.

Are you or do you know someone who would be interested? Apply at!


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Yorkshire Dyslexia Festival – 2nd July 2022 Pudsey Civic Hall

We are delighted to announce that the long-awaited Yorkshire Dyslexia Festival is going to take place on Saturday the 2nd of July 2022 at Pudsey Civic Hall.

We have a great programme of speakers and Exhibitors, some of whom will be travelling to Yorkshire for the first time. See below a list of our talks:

  • – 10 Multi-sensory Learning Hooks by Dr Susie Nyman & Julie Clouter
  • – Magical Mind Map Movies by Dr Susie Nyman & Julie Clouter
  • – Dyscalculia and maths learning difficulties – what we know and what to do by Pete Jarrett
  • – Using Technology for Accessibility by Sammy White from TextHelp


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Webinar – Three Super Useful Ways To Help Manage The Anxiety Of A Child With Dyslexia by John Hicks – 07/09/2021

Presented for members of Yorkshire Rose Dyslexia, dyslexia specific therapeutic counsellor, John Hicks shares three super useful ways to manage the anxiety of a child with dyslexia. Parents attending this webinar will gain insights on how anxiety works with respect to dyslexia and three ways to bring about the reduction of their child’s anxiety.

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Go Red for Dyslexia 2020!

We have heard today that we are lighting Leeds RED Monday 5th October to mark the start of Dyslexia Week!

Places lighting up –

  • City Hall
  • Bridgewater Place
  • Arena
  • Corn Exchange


Can you do something?

Ask your school to celebrate by wearing something RED
Share with everyone and watch the press for any events

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A Parent’s Guide to Dyslexia – 17th September 2019 in Headingley

If you think your child is dyslexic and you are uncertain what dyslexia is?
Come along and find out more about dyslexia, how it affects a child’s learning and how it can be managed.

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BDA’s Parent Pop-Up Roadshow Event in Leeds – 28th September 2019

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