How can you help us?
As a charity, we are always looking for financial contributions to support the valuable work we do in helping adults with dyslexia. If you feel you could help us with either monetary donations or volunteering your time, please see the opportunities below.
Make a donation
You can donate to us via LocalGiving as a one-off or by setting up a monthly payment. Every donation we receive is important to us.
£10 supports our helpline - a vital contact point for dyslexic people in the Thames Valley
£20 pays for advice and guidance to help dyslexic people in our community
£35 provides a highly trained specialist tutor to provide free individual tuition
Are you a Dyslexia specialist?
The Adult Dyslexia Centre wishes to expand its network of Dyslexia professionals. As a charity we are a Local Dyslexia Association affiliated to the BDA. We work in partnership with a number of self-employed contractors who provide our front-line services. We would like to meet professionals who want to provide a range of services for dyslexic people including some of the following:
A Full Diagnostic Assessment Service from ages 7+ to adults in the workplace or for DSA applications,
Dyslexia screening services (online and face-to-face),
Dyslexia Awareness Training for organisations,
Information, Advice and Guidance for adults with an existing dyslexia/SpLD diagnosis,
English for Dyslexic Adults classes onsite or blended learning (non-accredited and including employability skills),
121 tuition for adults with Basic Skills needs,
Online courses for parents of children with Dyslexia.
Further information about this opportunity is available here.
If you are interested, please contact our Chair, Sue Penton-Voak, at email@example.com
We are looking for volunteers to join us at an exciting time as we develop our charity. The pandemic has had a positive impact on our work. In addition to working with adults, families, employers and schools across the Thames Valley and surrounding counties, we are now available to deliver some of our services across the UK, remotely.
As a volunteer, you will work with an energetic and welcoming team of trustees, volunteers and dyslexia professionals. Our volunteers are very much part of the team at ADC and have the opportunity to contribute in a number of ways, including:
• Public relations and marketing
• Social media
• Planning and facilitating public-facing events, courses and conferences
• Organising talks and workshops for our adult group
We are always happy to discuss new ideas for getting involved, so please do get in touch with Sue at firstname.lastname@example.org if you think you have skills or experience that might be useful to us.
If you can spare anything from a few hours a month or a few hours a week, we would love to hear from you!
Spread the word
Help us to spread the word about the services we offer. You can download our flyer here. Please do get in touch if you are from an organisation or charity who might benefit from connecting with us.
Come and join our Board of Trustees. The trustees are responsible for what the charity does and how it spends its money. This does not have to be onerous with only three scheduled meetings per year, but we always welcome new people to our team. In particular, we are seeking someone with professional experience of teaching dyslexic people.
One of our trustees completes a half marathon for us every year and two supporters have done long distance walks. Each September a group of members of the Centre complete the Maidenhead Boundary Walk. These supporters have raised over £10,000 for the Centre over the last four years and we are very grateful to them. Why not do something to support us?
If you shop online you can raise money for us every time you shop. Major retailers offer up to 5% of your spend and send it direct to our account with Easy Fundraising. All you need to do is to go to Easy Fundraising website and set up your account – only your email and a password. Every time you shop you go to the Easy Fundraising website, log in and then find the retailer you want to buy from. It is easy to do. We have raised over £1000 in the last 3 years with only 40 supporters.
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