We currently have three Adult Network Groups (please see our events page, for updates on our meetings which may be online due to the lockdown) :
- Monthly meetings in Glasgow - see here for the 2020 meeting schedule
- Quarterly meetings in Stirling - see here for the 2020 meeting schedule
- Quarterly meetings in Edinburgh - see here for the 2020 meeting schedule
The networks in Glasgow and Stirling have been facilitated for many years by our dedicated volunteer, Liz. Jean has recently become the volunteer facilitator for the Edinburgh network and comes with a wealth of dyslexia experience from her working life.
The Networks are support groups for people over 18 who have dyslexia. The meetings can help you to:
- meet other dyslexic folk and share your strategies and experiences
- discuss how you have overcome challenges
- talk about issues in education and employment
- learn from guest speakers
We are aware that some people might feel a little nervous about coming to an adult network meeting, so the first time you attend, you would be welcome to bring a friend or relative. Around 15 people attend most meetings, so you won't be lost in a huge crowd of people. Regular attenders are very supportive and enjoy sharing their experiences/strategies with new people. You're most welcome to come along and find out more.
If you enjoy your first meeting and would like to attend regularly, we do request that you become a member of Dyslexia Scotland. An individual membership is £20 per year or £10 for concessions. You can see more about the other benefits of membership here.
Get in touch with Helen Fleming if you have any questions about our Adult Networks.
UK-wide Dyslexia Adult Network
The Dyslexia Adult Network (DAN) was set up in 2015 to increase awareness of the impact of dyslexia and related conditions on adults.
The Dyslexia Adult Network is made up of representatives of the major dyslexia charities and of specialists, including adults with dyslexia. Dyslexia Scotland is one of the partners involved. To find out more, visit their website.
"It was the first time people actually understood what I had gone through.”
Gary, 23, West Lothian.