We are the Croydon Dyslexia Association (CDA for short), an independent registered charity set up in 1981 and a member of the British Dyslexia Association

Dyslexia is recognised as a disability that gives rise to Special Educational Needs (SEN).

In September 2014, the UK Government introduced a new system to fund support to children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).

More information about this system and what is available for Croydon children and young people who have Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) is available on the Croydon Council Website.

CDA Aims

Our aims are:

  • Provide support and information to children and adults who are either directly affected by dyslexia or are close to someone who is affected by dyslexia
  • Raise public and professional awareness of dyslexia/SpLD (Specific Learning Difficulties)

CDA Membership

Our diverse membership reflects the range of people who can be affected by dyslexia on a day to day basis and includes:

  • Dyslexic individuals
  • Parents of dyslexics
  • Teachers of dyslexics
  • Many different professionals interested in specific learning difficulties.
  • Corporate members, such as schools, colleges, other local agencies and businesses.

Click here to find out how to join the CDA.

What does the CDA do?

As well as providing links to information via this website, we:

  • Host six themed meetings a year in Central Croydon, all open to members and non-members.
  • Offer a local Helpline service
  • Run weekly Literacy Support workshops for students in Key Stages 2, 3 and 4 during term time
  • Provide a Dyslexia screening service
  • Issue 3 newsletters a year (Jan, Apr & Sep) giving information about forthcoming local and national events
  • Keep you up-to-date on local and national dyslexia news on our latest NEWS PAGE

For further information about CDA, please contact CDAhelpline@hotmail.co.uk, call our helpline number (open evenings and weekends until 9pm) on 08442 49 69 49 or check back on this website for further updates.