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Dyslexia is a superpower

Dyslexia is a superpower

Made By Dyslexia (@MadeByDyslexia), founded by Kate Griggs (@kate_griggs) is promoting the POSITIVE aspects of Dyslexia.  This October it is both International #DyslexiaAwareness month and specifically Dyslexia Awareness Week here in the UK 5-11. 

One of the organisations greatest ambitions is to train every teacher and help every workplace to spot, support and empower every dyslexic mind for free. This mission is aligned with the UN Sustainable Development Goals, aimed to be achieved by 2030

The charity has free tools for schools, parents and teachers to showcase the importance of spotting dyslexia and harnessing the power of it to allow kids to reach their potential – the organisation is backed by a whole host of famous dyslexic celebrities including Richard Branson, KEIRA knightly, Princess Beatrice and Orlando Bloom,

Founder of charity Made By Dyslexia Kate Griggs, alongside Made By Dyslexia ambassadors Asma Elbadawi (the Sudanese-British  basketballer and spoken-word poet) and Omari McQueen (award-winning vegan chef, aged 12), champion the power of dyslexic thinking by nurturing their dyslexic strengths, and have paved their own tremendously successful paths in life, despite the obstacles they overcame by not being diagnosed with Dyslexia. Spotting dyslexia early can have a profound life changing effect on a child.

Dyslexics and their Superpowers are heralded as critical for the future workforce.  Last year the charity worked with Mannpower on a new study and research which yielded some fascinating data and insights around the work still to be done.

Here are a few highlights.

  • Talent shortages are at a 15-year high as organizations struggle to hire the staff they need to drive the post-pandemic economic recovery. Yet many employers are overlooking and undervaluing a significant pool of talent: those with dyslexia.
  • It is estimated that by 2025, 50% of jobs will be done by machines. The other 50% carried out by the ‘human workforce’ will require precisely the skills that are demonstrated so frequently by dyslexic people
  • As one in five people are dyslexic, Made By Dyslexia is here to showcase that 20% of the population are already hardwired with the skills that will essential in the marketplace of the future

The founder of Made By Dyslexia – Kate Griggs – will be releasing her new book ‘This Is Dyslexia’ next week featuring a foreword by Sir Richard Branson and published by Penguin Random House.

Discussion points include:

  • How to identify dyslexia in children and adults
  • What Dyslexic Thinking skills usually look like
  • How Dyslexic Thinking will be vital for the future workforce
  • How to empower the dyslexic people at your business

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