Blogging 101: Adult Visions

I am a few days behind with Blogging 101 still and on the ‘Make a Prompt Personal‘ assignment from Tuesday. I’m going to try to catch up while I am off work feeling sick and very sorry for myself. I really didn’t understand the assignment at first, but after having a look at the previous Daily Prompts I figured out what was meant and chose to write about Adult Visions.

Now, when I looked into this particular prompt, I decided to choose the title as a prompt rather than the description given.

As a kid, you must have imagined what it was like to be an adult. Now that you’re a grownup (or becoming one), how far off was your idea of adult life?

Instead I am going to go back to one of the topics I am most passionate about: dyslexic adults. 

If you follow my blog you will know that this month is Dyslexia Awareness Month. I will be posting a lot this month on a variety of different dyslexia topics. It’s going to be a bit crazy!!! I’ve already got a number of campaigns I want to take part in via social media, including the one I posted yesterday, #dyslexicselfie.

I see my Twitter and Facebook filled with Dyslexia Awareness Month discussions, links and photos and I am thrilled to bits to see it being so widely discussed. However, the majority of these posts relate to children with dyslexia and is a bit of moral support for parents who have kids struggling through an education system that really struggles to facilitate dyslexic needs. As an adult with dyslexia I am constantly finding myself wondering where the support network is for those of us who no longer depend on our parents. One of my most read blogs covered this very topic: Dyslexia and Me: Doing it for the Grown Ups (and women?).

I have considered setting up my own charity that specifically helps adults with dyslexia, but I have no idea where to start! There are so many great dyslexia charities out there already, but I’ve yet to see one that is aimed specifically towards grown ups. There doesn’t even seem to be a campaign that’s created with adults with dyslexia in mind. I take part in as many campaigns as possible in the hope to inspire young people and adults. It’s something I really need to think about and look into. If any readers have advice on where to start, I would be very grateful!

I have a vision to change the way we support dyslexic adults, but fulfilling it is perhaps something I will need help and support with! I know what I would like to do with it, but it’s a massive task for one person to do. I may have to sit and plan out my ideas and see how achievable it is!

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Posted on October 2, 2014, in Awareness, Blogging and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I have no idea of how to start a charity, but I do agree that more support is needed for dyslexic adults, especially those who still can’t read or write well.

    In addition to the lack of moral support, I’ve noticed a distinct lack of resources about how to advocate for yourself. Those advocacy skills are incredibly valuable, and too many adults have never learned how to do so effectively. I know when I left high school that I hadn’t the foggiest idea of what my rights were, how to exercise them, what kind of help I’d need in the workplace or how to get it.

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  2. Good luck to you! I wish I had some answers, but where there’s a will there’s a way.

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  3. I don’t know where to start but I would be interested in helping anyway I can. My dad was dyslexic and so am I. I didn’t know it until I did a project in high school on dyslexia and put 2 and 2 together.

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