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DAI Services

What does the Association do?

  • An Information Service is run from our national office – post, phone, email, website and in person. Information on local services is also provided by volunteers through our network of nationwide branches.
  • An Assessment Service is run in our national office. We have a team of educational psychologists who provide a range of assessment services. We work with children, young people and adults.
  • Specialist Tuition for Children. DAI has a range of specialist tuition services for children with dyslexia, e.g. one-to-one tuition, weekly Workshops classes, summer schools.
  • Specialist Tuition for Adults. DAI has a range of specialist tuition options for adults who have been diagnosed with dyslexia, e.g. one-to-one tuition, the Career Paths full-time course, and occasionally evening courses.
  • Membership of DAI is open to any interested individual. Members receive a Newsletter twice each year, and some of our services are only available to members.  Members also qualify for reduced rates at some DAI events. Membership also supports the continued existence of the Association.
  • Training and Education.  DAI runs many seminars and courses for parents, teachers, and other groups. A major conference is held every two years. Bespoke training is also available on request. We also run free seminars for adults.
  • Lobbying and Campaigning.  DAI both nationally and locally is active in lobbying and campaigning for greater awareness and improved services for those dealing with dyslexia. All DAI members are also encouraged to lobby and campaign, as there is great strength in numbers.
  • Fundraising activities.  As a charity with limited state support, DAI is very reliant on fundraising to enable us to continue to provide our services.

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DAI activities are part-funded by the Department of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government (Scheme to Support National Organisations 2016-2019 administered by Pobal), the Special Education Section of the Department of Education and Skills, SOLAS and KWETB.