News Archive

Are you a dyslexic writer?

RASP is now open for submission for new work by dyslexic writers. Writing has the theme of disobedience and/or subversion will be prioritised. Submission can be of any genre under 3000 words. They should be sent in the body of the e-mail with DISOBEDIENCE written in the subject, to publishing [at] r-a-s-p [dot] co [dot] uk. Please note that no more than one story or six poems should be submitted at one time. Previous publications can be viewed at

Diane Giblin

Diane Giblin (x-Tadd), has completed a set of 70 illustrations for a series of 12 booklets being published by the BDA. Each one focuses on one aspect of help for dyslexics, eg. parents, teachers, dyslexic learners etc.

Look About

Long standing ADT member, artist/geologist Jon Adams in his latest project appropriates the language and diagrams of geological surveys to create a series of fragmentary self-portraits. Each image is a record of a personal journey or encounter that is packed with memories and observations, all depicted like fossils embedded within the strata of rock.

Dyslexia Research Trust fun run in Oxford University Parks

Celebrity Chef Rick Stein will be among those competing in a Fun Run to raise funds for the Dyslexia Research Trust (DRT) in the Oxford University Parks on Saturday 19th May.
The Trust will be holding a Family Fun Day and two Fun Runs, with refreshments, music and interesting stalls and activities for all the family, to help generate vital funds for the DRT’s research and clinics.

Happy Birthday to Catherine Black

ADT wishes Catherine Black a very HAPPY BIRTHDAY on the 28th March. She will be celebrating the occasion twice.

ECIDD Conference

We are delighted to report that Thomas West will be presenting a paper called "Amazing Shortcomings, Amazing Gifts - A New Strengths Approach to Dyslexia Research" at the 9th ECIDD Conference in Trieste (Italy) on 14-16 June 2012. For more information please click on the following link

Glass Courses

The Working Mans College has now developed a programme of courses for creative glass practice. This will include stained glass, kiln formed glass, use of enamels, lustres, etching and  sandblasted techniques. Courses run every Tuesday.
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Inspiring Posters Inspiring People

AchieveAbility and ADT have received endorsements from the Olympics for their creative concept to deliver a project in Schools in East London. The project will encourage visual learning and communication skills for young people who might be Dyslexic. The workshop will be led by ADT and AchieveAbility professional artist: Emma Elliott, Stephen Garrett, Beatrice Cofield, Adam Graddon, Katherine Hewlett, Asli Ahmet and Leon Coles.   

ADT's 2011 Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting

The Arts Dyslexia Trust's 2011 Annual General Meeting took place on Sunday 11th September 2011 at 2.30pm at Wye in Kent. Below is the Chairman's report summarizing the events of the year:

In view of the general economic circumstances it was felt that we should try to forge links with other groups whose aims our compatible with ours, so as to increase the chances of acquiring funds. This policy has already borne fruit.

‘3D thinkers in a 2D world’ & ‘A Benedictionary’

Benedict Phillips invites you to two free and special events on the 27th July in London.

The first is a humorous and thought-provoking lecture entitled ‘3D thinkers in a 2D world’ the at the V&A (1:15-2:00pm) Hochhauser Auditorium, Sackler Centre,Victoria and Albert Museum South Kensington,London, SW7 2RL. Details can be found HERE