Get on Board for Dys­lexia

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Char­ity Code Read is urg­ing chil­dren all over Aus­tralia to launch pa­per planes. What do pa­per planes and dys­lexia have in com­mon? More than you think, thanks to a chal­lenge from Code Read Dys­lexia Net­work.

The dys­lexia char­ity, which started in 2017, is en­cour­ag­ing chil­dren to launch red pa­per planes to sym­bol­ise them be­ing pro­pelled to­wards a bet­ter fu­ture. An­other cam­paign, Light it Red for Dys­lexia, will see land­marks around Aus­tralia lit up in red dur­ing Oc­to­ber.

The Code Read cam­paigns have been started in a bid to cre­ate a na­tional or­gan­i­sa­tion ded­i­cated to sup­port­ing fam­i­lies im­pacted by dys­lexia — mo­ti­vated by the sup­port shown to Aus­tralian Is­ley Her­mansen (pic­tured) by fel­low dyslexic Sir Richard Bran­son — and to see peo­ple with dys­lexia un­der­stood, ac­knowl­edged and em­pow­ered. Her­mansen cre­ated the now-vi­ral video ‘#likeadyslexic’ and af­ter meet­ing with Sir Richard, the idea of Code Read was born.

For more in­for­ma­tion, visit coderead­net­work.org.

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