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About Dyslexia

What is Dyslexia?


Dyslexia is a common learning difficulty that can cause problems with reading, writing and spelling.

It's a specific learning difficulty, which means it causes problems with certain abilities used for learning, such as reading and writing. (NHS 2019)

Adult Dyslexic United (ADU) was born out of the need to support children who have Dyslexia.


The CEO of ADU had Dyslexia her whole life and didn't realise she had it until she was in her late 30's. She suffered abuse and hardship as a result of her disability without knowing and believing that she was not smart or intelligent as she found reading and writing so difficult.


Due to her lived-in experience Sandra Vita, aims to stop the silent suffering of many dyslexic young people. 

Click here to read more about the work that we do.

Facts and Statistics

Over 40 million American adults are dyslexic, and only 2 million know it! 
It is estimated that 1 in 10 people have Dyslexia
Over 6 million British people have Dyslexia approximately 10% of the population
Dyslexia is not linked to IQ – Einstein was dyslexic and had an estimated IQ of 160
Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability or disorder that includes poor reading, decoding, oral reading fluency and spelling

Dyslexia occurs in people of all backgrounds and intellectual levels

It has nothing to do with not working hard enough

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