Dyslexia Association Birmingham was formed in September
1999 when North and South Birmingham Associations amalgamated. Since
then hundreds of people have been helped by DAB.
Our aim is to improve the understanding of dyslexia,
to ensure every young person with dyslexia has a way forward to
endeavour to help them achieve their full potential.
|I am Denny
Manning, the Charity Director. I have worked here for 7 years
and am passionate about the work we do. I have a dyslexic husband
Ian, and 2 children Laura and Ben who are dyslexic. Over the
years I have realised I also have dyslexic tendencies and dyscalculia!
So much has been achieved since the Association
opened. The Helpline, Presentations, Birmingham Libraries
Partnership, Assessments, The ‘Drop in Centre’
The website, a fantastic team of volunteers and many more
‘behind the scenes’ triumphs….networking
with so many other organisations, attending information days,
holding training days, building up partnerships within systems.
Yes there have been lows…the time we had six weeks funding
and we would have to close down, the continual funding applications.
But the good far out weighs the bad and we never say never!
Information Officer. Chris has worked for the Association for
4 years and quite simply is a fantastic individual. She has
2 children Andrew who is on the autistic spectrum and Anna who
like her Mum and Dad, is dyslexic.
Chris has the patience of a saint…and
needs it when I get the look in my eye of ‘I have an
idea’ – and Chris has the look of ‘ Here
we go’……..But she’s with me all the
way and we make a great team.
So there you have it. If you would like to work
with us as part of our Volunteers team on the Helpline or as a clerical
assistant for 2 hours each week please contact is via 0121 633 9553