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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:

Dyslexia Awareness Week  2018

took place from 1st – 7th October 2018.

This year’s theme was #21stCenturyDyslexia.

A huge thank you to our fantastic sponsors:

NessyTouch-type Read and Spell and QS Dyslexia Tests.

Click on the link below to read out latest news letter.

Newsletter Sept 2018

Children will Shine workshops are on Mondays after school in the Community Room at Tesco Hampton in Peterborough. Read more …

Cambridgeshire County Council has worked with PaCDDA, parents and professionals to develop dyslexia guidance as part of its ‘Local Offer‘. 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!
Cambridgeshire Dyslexia Local Offer

Provision should be similar for children in Peterborough, but the 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!

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Quotes from Famous Dyslexics

“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

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