Registered Charity 702249

Our Story

At Yorkshire Rose Dyslexia, we believe in a dyslexic friendly society, that enables every neuro-diverse person of all ages to reach their full potential.

About Yorkshire Rose Dyslexia

We are a voluntary group consisting mainly of parents of dyslexic children and some teachers. We came together to share our experiences and try to help other families. The association was formed in 1987 as the Leeds Dyslexia Association which later became Leeds and Bradford Dyslexia Association (LABDA) and in 2017 changed again to Yorkshire Rose Dyslexia.

We are affiliated to the BDA (British Dyslexia Association) and take part in events that they organise, our members are all members of the BDA and are entitled to attend the national AGM. We are a member of the Local Associations which has members in different parts of the country. The BDA offers training courses for teachers and Teaching Assistants, organise conferences and lobby the government on matters concerning dyslexia.

We have offered various different activities, but our main focus has always been the Helpline which has receives hundreds of calls over the years and still is busy today, rarely a day goes by without some enquiry. Another main service has been the Typing Club which has been running continuously for 26 years, again very many children learning to touch type. A skill we believe every child should learn in primary school. In the past we have arranged Activity Weekends, social events, conferences, and meetings with guest speakers and recently we played a major part in the Leeds Dyslexia Festival.

We meet with the Local Authority SEND team from and try to keep up to date with what they offer to schools.

We also have links with the SENDIASS service who offer independent advice to parents.
Our aim is to keep up to date with legislation and share this information with parents. A mind field for parents!

We look forward to future events and welcome any ideas and support from new members.

What we do

General Support & Helpline

We operate a helpline service run by volunteers. Please be considerate when calling, some helpliners are very busy and some have full time jobs but give what time they can to help take phone calls.

Tutors & Assessors Directory

See our Directory of local Specialist Assessors /Tutors who are qualified to carry out dyslexia assessments and or tutoring.

Touch Typing for Dyslexics & YRD Typing Club

Typing by touch could be one of the most valuable skills your Dyslexic child will ever learn, changing written work forever. YRD Typing Club offers touch typing for children + 8 years old, based at Fulneck School, Fulneck in Pudsey, run by volunteers. It offers weekly lessons and home practice is encouraged.

Become a Member

Join us as the voice of dyslexic people by becoming a member Yorkshire Rose Dyslexia you are also supporting the British Dyslexia Association. Your support enables us to provide free information, training and advice and continue striving for a dyslexia-friendly society.