Lanarkshire Branch event

Thursday, 30 January 2020 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
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Open event for parents and young people with dyslexia

For some parents when their child is first identified as dyslexic it can be a relief. At the same time you can’t help but project into their future and see potential barriers and struggles in the way. Maybe they’ll fall behind. Maybe they’ll hate school. Maybe they won’t get the exam results they need to get into uni. Maybe they’ll struggle to get a job. Maybe they won’t succeed.

As a young adult with dyslexia getting your first job can be a daunting prospect and sometimes just as daunting for employers taking on someone with dyslexia.

At our next Dyslexia Scotland open evening we’ll be joined by Melissa Warrender, a psychologist who specialises in working with employers to recognise that dyslexic employees are an asset to their workforce. She will also talk about self-esteem and how to unlock your dyslexic potential. Neurodiversity is a positive, not a negative and should be celebrated.

We will also have a discussion panel with a range of dyslexic adults who all have stories to tell about school, university and how dyslexia helped shaped their careers and their success.

The open evening will be from 7 - 9pm on 30 January in Committee Room 1 in South Lanarkshire Council HQ, Almada Street, Hamilton ML3 0AA. The West Wing reception entrance is at the corner of the building under the overpass to the round council chamber. There is parking on Beckford Street.

Book free places here.