Dyslexia Ayrshire is a voluntary organisation representing the needs and interests of dyslexic people in Scotland, and in Ayrshire in particular. The organisation is maintained by a group of volunteers, mainly parents of children with dyslexia.
The aim of Dyslexia Ayrshire is to enable and encourage everyone with dyslexia, regardless of their age and abilities, to reach their potential. To achieve this aim, Dyslexia Ayrshire offers a range of services such as a helpline, education and support meetings, advice on diagnosis and guidance and assistance regarding schools, further education and work.
A further focus of the group is on influencing decisions and policy, and Dyslexia Ayrshire takes part in partnership meetings with local authorities. Nationally, the organisation set up the Cross Party Group on Dyslexia at the Scottish Parliament in 2005 and members are supported to take up issues within this group. Dyslexia Ayrshire also offers representation for parents within the HMIe Task Group on dyslexia.
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