Dyslexia Masterclass for Parents – Tuesday 8th May 2018

Dyslexia Scotland are currently delivering masterclasses throughout Scotland focusing on how parents/ carers of young people with dyslexia can support their child. The training is funded by the Scottish Government and is a free event. The flyer below gives more information about the event in Inverness on Tuesday 8th May. The feedback from masterclasses held in other locations has been very positive.

Supporting senior phase students with dyslexia

The link below is to a great article giving ten simple strategies that mainstream teachers can use to support senior phase learners with dyslexia in their classroom.

A-Level Lessons

Scottish Strategy for Autism Future Priorities Consultation

The Scottish Strategy for Autism is being reviewed and Autism Network Scotland are facilitating four national consultation events which can be attended by autistic young people, adults, parents and carers. This consultation will help shape what the new priorities will be from April 2018. Your contribution to this process is vital.

The consultation will provide:

  • An overview of The Scottish Strategy – now and in the future
  • An opportunity to say what is working well and what needs to improve, so that the Strategy makes a real impact on the quality of life of individuals with autism and their families.

You can choose to attend any one of these four events regardless of your location.

Edinburgh – Wednesday 22nd November 2017. Walpole Hall (known as ‘A Sense of Some Place’), Palmerson Place, Edinburgh, EH12 5AW

 Aberdeen – Friday 1st December 2017. Curl Aberdeen, Eday Walk, Aberdeen, AB15 6LN 

Inverness – Tuesday 5th December 2017. Jury’s Inn Hotel, Millburn Road, Inverness, IV2 3TR

 Glasgow – Wednesday 13th December 2017, The Studio, 67 Hope Street, Glasgow, G2 6AE



10:15am – 10:30am – Registration teas & coffees

10:30am – 10:45am – Scottish Government overview. Strategy achievements & why we are here.

Divided into table discussions with a facilitator from Scottish Government or Autism Network Scotland

10:45am -11:10am – How can we ensure autistic people and their families enjoy healthier lives?

11:10am -11:35am – How can we ensure autistic people have proper choice and control over the services they use and in their lives more generally?

11:35am -11:50pm – Refreshment Break

11:50pm -12:15pm – What can we do to ensure autistic people can live independently?

12:15pm – 12:40pm – How can we ensure autistic people are active citizens, fully integrated and be able to participate in their communities and society?

12:40pm -1:00pm – Q&A for the final question ‘What one single thing could the Scottish Government do to improve autistic people’s lives?

If you would like to attend, please register at your chosen region as soon as possible:

Edinburgh – click here

Aberdeen – click here

Inverness – click here

Glasgow – click here

Free Dyslexia Help and Advice

Dyslexia Specialist Gilda Westermann is holding free help and advice sessions for parents, adults, teenagers and children in Inverness Library on Saturday 2 December 10.00am – 12.30pm.
The sessions are for anyone concerned about dyslexia and dyscalculia.
Drop in at any time!
For more information call 01349 671394 or e-mail inverness.library@highlifehighland.com