Supporting Reading course



Dyslexia Awareness Week 2016

Dyslexia: Catch ‘em Young

Wednesday 5th October, 7-8.30 pm

Thirsk Library, Meadowfields, Chapel Street, YO7 1TH

Judith Stansfield

author and special needs consultant

Research points to the importance of early identification and intervention. An author on the subject, Judith will give an overview of the issues with plenty of practical tips!


Suitable for parents, carers and professionals

Free but booking is essential

Tel: 0845 22 60 240 or 01325 718139

 or email:



It is important to book, as space is limited.


Bookings may be made by phoning 0845 22 60 240 or 01325 718139 or email


The session has been organised by a local not-for-profit support group, Dyslexia Network Plus as part of Dyslexia Awareness Week. Dyslexia Network Plus is associated with the British Dyslexia Association and NYPACT. It is run by volunteers.



Dyslexia Network Plus

0845 22 60 240


Patron: Gervase Phinn

Dyslexia Awareness Sessions

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Dyslexia Adult Network News

The Dyslexia Adult Network ( DAN) has just produced its newsletter, Network News. You will be able to find it on the DAN website ( and through the DAN Jiscmail service.
DAN is a collaboration of the CEOs of the main charities for adults with dyslexia and 6 co-opted individuals who have worked in the field for 20 years plus and have specialist knowledge areas. This steering committee agrees its activities, determining what are high priorities that a combined response from the charities etc could affect.

DAN has 2 campaigns running:

  • Improving Access to Work for dyslexic people 
  • Raising awareness of dyslexia in adults.

DAN isn’t a service organisation. They are looking for people to contact them via the website who are interested in supporting them eg signing a petition quickly when they have one etc.

The Annual Report 2015

Click to read the report to be presented at the AGM on Wed 11th November at the Golden Lion Northallerton.

Annual Report 2015 – A4 [42782152]

Dyslexia Awareness Week 5-12 October 2015

Story-telling sessions

Matt Stradling and Taffy Thomas will be presenting story telling sessions to children from 8 invited schools in the Northallerton and Richmond areas

Effective Learning: Embedding study skills in the mainstream classroom

Our two day event this year is being led by Cat Heale who is a dyslexic and has taught in a variety of settings from Pre-school to University level.

Friday 19th Sept is for school staff and Saturday 20th is for students.

Full details of the sessions and booking can be found here:   Details