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Associazione Italiana Dislessia (AID)

ITALY

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Italian Dyslexia Association (AID) is a non-profit organization dealing with Learning Disabilities. AID was founded in 1996 in Bologna.

AID currently is the main association in Italy on dyslexia and other learning disabilities, with more than 80 local branches all over the country, managed by volunteers, and a total of 18.000 members (parents of dyslexic children, adults with learning disabilities, psychologists, teachers).

 

The main goals of the Association are:

  • making teachers, healthcare professionals and public opinion aware of learning disabilities, and their difficulties;
  • promoting research and training on learning disabilities in the main areas of intervention:  diagnosis, rehabilitation, teaching;
  • providing members information and support, to help them identify the problem and define the most suitable rehabilitative approach and learning strategies.
  • fighting for the rights of people with learning disabilities, in order to guarantee equal opportunities at school and in workplaces, also through legislative proposals

 

Learn more on our web site: www.aiditalia.org

European Dyslexia Association (EDA)

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The European Dyslexia Association is a European non-governmental umbrella organisation for national and regional associations of people with dyslexia and other specific learning differences, children’s parents, professionals and researchers. It was founded and legally established under Belgium law in 1987 in Brussels as an international non-profit association by representatives of ten national dyslexia associations. It is the platform and the Voice of the people with dyslexia and so called ‘Specific Learning Difficulties’ in Europe.

Learn more on our web site: https://eda-info.eu/

British Dyslexia Association (BDA)

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The British Dyslexia Association (BDA) has been the voice of dyslexic people in the UK since 1972. They aim to influence government and other institutions to promote a dyslexia friendly society that enables dyslexic people of all ages to reach their full potential.

Learn more about the British Dyslexia Association at https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/

 

Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI)

Founded in 1972, the Dyslexia Association of Ireland (DAI) works with and for people affected by dyslexia. We work to empower individuals. We do this by providing information, offering support services, engaging in advocacy and awareness raising for people with and affected by dyslexia. Our vision is a society that values and meets the needs of people with dyslexia, and where dyslexic individuals reach their full potential in all aspects of life.

Learn more about the Dyslexia Association of Ireland at www.dyslexia.ie 

Fédération Française des DYS (FFDys)

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The FFDys brings together 7 national associations and their 150 branches throughout France, dedicated to specific language and learning disorders, in particular dyslexia, dysphasia, dyspraxia. Composed of volunteers, the FFDys has been working for over 20 years to make known and recognize “Dys” disorders, with the aim of improving the care and educational and professional integration of children and adults. Since 10/10/2006, the FFDys has organized the National Day of Dys every year. Supported by a scientific committee made up of researchers, practitioners and experts in education and health, the Federation is the interlocutor recognized by the public authorities, which has led to significant advances in the recognition and management of cognitive disorders.

The FFDys is a member of the Agreement Committee of Representative Associations of Persons with Disabilities and Parents of Children with Disabilities, sits on the National Consultative Council for Persons with Disabilities (CNCPH), on the board of the National Solidarity Fund for Autonomy (CNSA) , to the National Council for Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Neurodevelopmental Disorders (TND), and member of the European Dyslexia Association (40 organizations in 24 countries in Europe).

For more info see www.ffdys.com

Malta Dyslexia Association (MDA)

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The Malta Dyslexia Association (MDA) is a voluntary association which was founded in 1986 by professionals and parents who were concerned about their children who, in spite of their intelligence and overall ability, were struggling to develop literacy skills and were also experiencing low self-esteem, low academic self-confidence, anti-social behavior, and bullying. For this reason, the Dyslexia Association has been proactive in creating awareness of this profile. Over the years, MDA has invited a number of local, foreign speakers and experts to further develop awareness in the field. Furthermore, MDA has organized courses for parents to enable them to support children and other family members more effectively. The association holds monthly talks to support parents and students with further information about the latest assistive technology and teaching methods to allievate the students’ daily struggles. Our organization also offers continuous support on social media where anyone is welcome to ask any query he/she has come across.

 

MDA is independent, non-profit and non-political. MDA’s main objectives are to advance the education of persons with a profile of SpLD/LD, to procure and provide information to the public, to advance professional practices and to promote and encourage research into Dyslexia and other profiles of SpLD/LD and disseminate the results thereof; to assist educators and other professionals who wish to specialize in the field of Dyslexia and other profiles of SpLD/LD; to support publishing of research papers in SpLD/LD; to co-operate with educational bodies to advance members’ standings; to co-operate with related organizations locally and internationally, according to established law.

Learn more about MDA at https://www.facebook.com/MaltaDyslexiaAssociation/

Università dell’Insubria

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Università degli Studi dell’Insubria was founded on the 14th of July 1998. It is a public, modern and dynamic university located in Como and Varese (Italy). We are a laic and pluralist University free of ideological, political and economical conditioning. We sustain scientific research freedom, we engage in the development of critical thinking and we believe in culture as having an essential role for the society’s progress. We recognize the value of diversity and we offer the same opportunities to everybody without discrimination caused by race, gender, opinion, language or religion. We consider students’ success our main goal; we help them in gaining high level knowledge, skills and competences and in entering the job market. We rely on the excellence of our teachers and of our staff to offer to our students high quality education and facilities, to obtain brilliant results in research both on the national and international stage. We promote the development of high level collaborations and the interdisciplinarity of research projects. We reward our students for their commitment and for their capability in building the future. We promote the permanent education of our staff in order to constantly improve the quality of our University. Our vision is developing knowledge, skills and attitudes today for the job of tomorrow. Our mission is high quality education and high quality facilities in a student-friendly environment, combined with high level research performed by international groups to develop innovative technology and solution. Our Goals are: high quality education to develop key competences for entering the national and international job market; top level research in national and international groups and in inter-disciplinary fields; third mission activities to facilitate our engagement with society, industry, schools.

Learn more on our web site: https://www.uninsubria.it/