Show your support for dyslexia in October by being part of the World Dyslexia Awareness Month (WDAM) 2021!
Complete a 30km walk/run/cycle, learn from experts in an online forum or be part of a charity golf tournament. Be rewarded with a fulfilling experience as you embrace diversity and celebrate the diverse talents of people with dyslexia and other specific learning differences.
You can also make a donation to raise funds for children with dyslexia from lower-income households who require full or partial bursaries to access interventional support – and make a difference to their learning journey.
We call on you to also support EMBRACE DYSLEXIA , a movement launched by the Dyslexia Association of Singapore (DAS) in 2014 to debunk common misconceptions about dyslexia, encouraging people with dyslexia to embrace their learning differences and to call organisations to take greater action in supporting dyslexia communities around the world.
This year, the movement also calls for greater inclusivity for other forms of specific learning differences such as dyscalculia, dyspraxia and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD).
Organised by DAS, WDAM 2021 is a key highlight of its 30th anniversary celebrations, ‘DAS30 – Embracing Dyslexia for 30 years’, this year.
Highlights of WDAM 2021 include:
MOVE FOR DYSLEXIA 2021 (Friday, 01 October 2021 – Tuesday, 30 November 2021)
Move for Dyslexia encourages participants to complete at least 30KM of walking, running or cycling between 01 October 2021 and 30 November 2021. Those opting to cycle will be clocking in their longest distance cycled within the activity period. Members of the public can register for the event online. Winners as well as the most creative social media posts will stand to win attractive shopping vouchers.
ONLINE INTERNATIONAL FORUM (Tuesday, 12 October 2021, 4.00-5.30pm)
The International Forum will explore the topic of supporting third-culture kids with learning differences. Third-culture kids spend part of their school years in international schools in Southeast Asia as they move between countries during their formative years. While they are able to gain broader and more varied experiences and developed multilingualism, their learning challenges can often go undetected.
The forum will be moderated by Anaberta Oehlers-Jaen (Head of DAS International), with speakers from Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and Cambodia. It is free and open to all members of the public.
DAS CHARITY GOLF 2021 (Friday, 22 October 2021, Tee-Off Schedule by Timesheet)
The Charity Golf will take place at the Laguna National Golf Resorts Club (Masters Course). Golf Flights are priced at $5,000 each. All participants have an opportunity to win prizes, in aid of a good cause! Corporate Flights at $8,000 are available as well, along with other corporate sponsorship opportunities. Donations are eligible for a tax deduction of 2.5 times.