Birmingham Adult Dyslexic Group

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badg meets on the first Thursday of every month. 

Next Open Meeting: Thursday, 2nd of October 2014 

Time 7:05 p.m. until 9:00p.m. 

social drink afterwards 10:30 p.m.
At 
Nautical Club
3 Bishopsgate Street
Birmingham
West Midlands
B15 1ET
United Kingdom

Car Boot this coming Sunday 31st Of August.

badg will be part of a car boot sale at the Nautical Club Sunday the 31st Of August.

This will give the opportunity of those who know very little if anything at all about dyslexia the opportunity to engage with Trustees and members of our group to hopefully get a better understanding of what we are trying to do and improve.

Please Support local charities ourselves and ex-servicemen your support is very much appreciated.

Help, Information & Support

We now have a new office based in Selly Oak Library where help, information and support is available on Mondays and Fridays from 2.00pm till 4:00pm, by appointment only.

badg Office Contact Details
Key Contact: William Ford
Mobile: 0798 605 4301
Office telephone: 0121 464 0716
Email: badgwf@postmaster.co.uk


Who are badg?

badg is a self-help user led dyslexic group. It was started in the mid 1990's in Birmingham. It is probably one of the earliest, largest and longest running adult self-help groups in Europe. badg members meet once a month, funding permitting on an evening, and every Tuesday and Friday during the day. badg's main aims are to help Text Disabled and Dyslexics emotionally and socially. We are also involved in informing people of the real issues of dyslexia, which are short-term memory and the positive attributes of dyslexics and not the negatives reading, writing and arithmetic. We are in the process of developing our website so it is dyslexic friendly. We are also raising issues in regards to the library and its failure to provide an adequate and reasonable service. We have over a number of years made certain suggestions and recommendations to resolve these issues and responses have not been forthcoming.

To promote positive awareness badg's chairperson William Ford decided to start a new group called Birmingham Dyslexic Art. Its aims are to repair the long-term damage that the education system and the negative social environment have brought about. With the support of the committee and badg members we have gone about encouraging adult dyslexics to become more involved in the arts. We started with photography, watercolours, acrylics and montages. Also designing t-shirt slogans using various materials such as felt-tip pens, acrylics, car paints, paper, CD's and other materials. We also provided dyslexic members and non-members with disposable cameras. This culminated in an exhibition at the Rep and at Central Library which can now be seen on this website. This has been the starting point. We aim to make this an annual event, encouraging all ages of dyslexics from the young through to the elderly. The interest so far has been overwhelming, so we are looking forward to a positive future for dyslexics in the arts.
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