Hi there! This post is to update our readers about a change which has taken place in relation to the group generally and the website here as a result. Don’t worry, it’s nothing to worry about – it’s all good!

Following discussion with the Branch Committee the decision has been taken that in recognition of our affiliation to the Dyslexia Association of Ireland we are changing the name of our group to The Offaly Branch of The Dyslexia Association of Ireland

As you might imagine this has been a laborious task undertaken today, changing our entire internet accounts, blogs and pages. It will however not be possible in the near future to alter posts which have already been published to reflect this decision.

A short explanation of this change is that we are affiliated to the Dyslexia Association of Ireland and operate our workshops under the auspices of their policies and recommendations. As such we feel that it is appropriate to display this affiliation in the choice of name used to represent the group.

The Dyslexia association of Ireland has been established for some thirty five years now and has advocated on the behalf of parents, like us whose children have dyslexia. Because of the DAI’s ground breaking work in this area dyslexia is now recognized in Ireland as a bona fide learning difficulty in the area of literacy.

It is with great pride that the Offaly Dyslexia Group has chosen to recognize this and to acknowledge the work that goes on behind the scenes at national level by assuming the Offaly Branch of the Dyslexia Association of Ireland.

From time to time we may, however fall back and use the term the Offaly Dyslexia Group as a pet name for the group that we worked so hard to establish over the past year. So do please be patient with us as we get used to the changes…