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Local mum creates new Dyslexia peer support group

Sessions aim to break down stigma around condition

A mother of a child with dyslexia wants to make sure others with the condition don't feel isolated.

Julia Furner has created a new peer support group for both children and parents, which will meet on the first Thursday of every month.

The free group is aiming to develop a community in which people can learn about the condition, raise awareness and share advice.

Julia says she hopes this changes attitudes towards the condition:

The opening event is on Thursday 7 November where the group will meet at Cafe Laare on Lord Street from 7pm-8pm.

Times are subject to change in the future dependent on feedback from those attending.

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