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Welcome to Pacdda! We are the local Dyslexia charity for Peterborough and Cambridgeshire.
We want everyone to understand dyslexia and how it can affect children, young people, adults and families.

Latest News:

Pacdda A.G.M. is on Tuesday 4 October 7-9pm in the community Room at Tesco Hampton, Peterborough – do come! Read more …

Dyslexia Awareness Week is 3-9 October and the theme this year is Identification of Dyslexia. A free screener is available on-line just for October! Read more …

Children will Shine workshops have started on Mondays after school at Heritage Park School in Peterborough. Read more …

Cambridgeshire County Council has worked with Pacdda, parents and professionals to develop new dyslexia guidance as part of its ‘Local Offer‘. Please see the link below, then click on the Dyslexia Guidance link. There is lots of useful information in it although it unfortunately doesn’t recognise that dyslexia is more than just literacy and reading difficulties – with good teaching most dyslexics learn to read, which is why many are picked up later in their schooling or at Uni!
Please see the link below, then scroll down and click on the Dyslexia Guidance pdf link.
Cambridgeshire Dyslexia Local Offer

While waiting for the new Council guidance, we prepared some draft guidance for parents in Cambridgeshire about dyslexia and the support that should be provided by schools and the Council. This has fed into the Cambridgeshire guidance, but has more of a focus on strengths. You can download this guidance here:

Pacdda Draft Dyslexia Guidance and Provision for parents in Cambridgeshire

Please let us know what you think, using the contact form! Also we would like to help parents set up Dyslexia Parent Support Groups across the county – let us know if you would be interested in being involved in setting up or joining one. Thanks! Click here to go to our Contact us page.

Provision should be similar for children in Peterborough, but the City Council may have slightly different policies.

We’re a local charity working to help people affected by dyslexia in and around Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. If you would like to find out more about PaCDDA or get involved in any way, from fund raising, to volunteering, befriending, tutoring, mentoring or supporting more generally, do contact us. Click here to go to our Contact us page. To join PaCDDA please click here to go to our Membership of PaCDDA and BDA page.

You can now donate to PaCDDA or pay your membership on line by hitting the MyDonate button above. Membership is £15/family, but please email or use the contact form to let us know you have paid as MyDonate don’t give us any of your personal details- not even a name! If you are a new member please fill in the membership form and return too! Many thanks!

1 in 10 people

are affected by dyslexia

Having dyselxia isn’t all bad news –  it brings strengths as well as difficulties. Einstein and Churchill were dyslexic as are Kara Tointon and Liv Tyler!

Our vision is for a society where people with dyslexia are supported and able to fulfil their individual potential.

If you would like to find out more about PaCDDA or get involved in any way, from fund raising, to volunteering, tutoring, mentoring or supporting more generally,  do contact us. Click here to go to our Contacts page.

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Quotes from Famous Dyslexics

“If you read to me I could tell you everything that was read. They didn’t know what it was. They knew I wasn’t lazy, but what was it?”
Whoopi Goldberg

“My diary is a disaster…I can’t spell at all…I’ll spell the same word completely differently in the same sentence.”
Liv Tyler

Many times I can see a solution to something differently and quicker than other people. I see the end zone and say ‘This is where I want to go.’”
Charles Schwab

“Life is full of challenges. How you handle these challenges is what builds character. Never be afraid to be who you are.”
Erin Brockovich

“A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.”
Winston Churchill