- 1 in 10 Australians has Dyslexia
- Up to 40% of the prison population have Dyslexia
- People with Dyslexia have an attempted suicide rate of 46% higher than the average population.
- Dyslexic individuals have untapped skills that are essential to the future workforce.
The Dear Dyslexic Foundation empowers those 16 and over with Dyslexia to reach their full potential.
We need to gain the commitment of those in power in Australia to influence changes for those people who have Dyslexia. The cost to our community is too high to ignore.
OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE ELECTION 2019
- Medicare (MBS). Learning Disability Assessments to be listed as an item on the Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS) to provide a rebate for diagnostic assessment in conjunction with the Australian Psychology Society.
- National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). List Dyslexia as an independent Primary Disability under the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
- Education for workplaces and teachers. Support and fund the development of a Dyslexia Awareness campaign targeting Higher Education institutions and workplaces.
- Research in Workplaces and Higher Education. Support and fund research into Australian workplaces and educational providers to assess suitable strategies and adjustments to enhance outcomes for those with Dyslexia and the broader community.
- ‘At Risk’ additional support. To provide additional supports and services for people with Dyslexia who are deemed ‘at risk’ and are falling behind in educational settings or in workplaces.
Please provide your response and or commitment to support the above recommendations to email@example.com by 5 May 2019. All responses will be uploaded to the Dear Dyslexic Foundation website and provided to our supporters in every State and Territory.
The Dear Dyslexic Board and the up to 2.5 million Australians with Dyslexia, whom they represent, look forward to your reply.
Read the full position paper Dear Dyslexic Foundation Election 2019 Position Statement