World Dyslexia Awareness Month –October 2022
- An initiative by the Maharashtra Dyslexia Association to raise awareness about Dyslexia
Internationally,October is observed as World Dyslexia Awareness Month. This October 2022, like every year, The Maharashtra Dyslexia Association, a leading NGO in the field of Dyslexia and Specific Learning Disabilities and a Global partner with International Dyslexia Association, will be organizing activities to raise awareness and ensure people with learning disabilities get the support needed to lead fulfilling lives.
We will be conducting free workshops and webinars, online and offline for parents, teachers, and students to raise awareness and provide participants with a better understanding of Dyslexia. Events for students in schools viz poster competition / talent exhibition are also being planned. There will also be Panel discussions / Experts Speak during the month.
To further drive this campaign, Maharashtra Dyslexia Association has also joined the global movement ‘Go Red’ that aims to bring dyslexia awareness to the global stage. The color red, associated with the red marker used to highlight students’ mistakes, is one that every student with a learning difficulty is used to seeing. Go Red aims to reverse the meaning associated with the dreaded red by giving it a positive connotation to promote dyslexia awareness.
The last few years, the Mahanagar Palika (BMC) building at CST, the CST Terminus Heritage building, and Jaslok Hospital on Peddar Road, participated by lighting up in red to display solidarity with this cause. We hope to rope in more buildings this time too.
During the month, a high profile DYSLEXIA WALK is planned . Participants will be encouraged to wear red clothes and join the walk to support this initiative , click pictures and share on Social media platforms.
“With the Go Red campaign we hope to underscore the fact that there is no limit to what people with Dyslexia can achieve, if they have the right kind of support. Early diagnosis and intervention is key to ensuring that these youngsters get a head start at the right age.
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