At Yorkshire Rose Dyslexia, we believe in a dyslexic friendly society, that enables every neuro-diverse people of all ages to reach their full potential.
Registered Charity 702249
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 have offered various different activities, but our main focus has always been the helpline, which has received hundreds of calls over the years and is still busy today, rarely a day goes by without an enquiry. The other main service has been the Computer Club which has been continuous for 26 years, helping many children learn to touch type, a skill we believe every child should learn in primary school. 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 look forward to future events and welcome any ideas and support from new members.
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.
We have organised fun events for parents and children such as ten-pin bowling, quizzes and treasure hunts. Our Computer Club offers touch-typing for anyone over 8 years old. The Computer Club is based at Woodhouse Grove School, Apperley Bridge and is run by volunteers. People of any age who wish to learn to touch type are very welcome.