DLD Awareness Day | October 15 2021

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The countdown is on! This Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day Friday 15 October 2021, The DLD Project and RADLD, are calling on teachers to #ThinkLanguage #ThinkDLD.

On average 2 students in every class of 30 have a neurodevelopmental condition called Developmental Language Disorder or DLD.

Raising Awareness of Developmental Language Disorder (RADLD) is an international volunteer-driven organisation working to increase awareness of DLD, a hidden, but common condition affecting 1in 14 people. The DLD Project Co-Founders are proud to be members of the RADLD international committee.

What is Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day?

Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day, now in its fifth year, is celebrated annually around the world with more than 39 countries involved in 2020. 

Families, teachers, therapists and the community come together to ensure people with DLD no longer feel invisible.

– In 2020, DLD awareness videos posted on the RADLD Youtube channel were viewed 36,400 times.

– 83 buildings and monuments around the world lit up in purple & yellow for DLD.

– DLD research fact memes were viewed 1.2 million times!

How can i support dld awareness day?

Increased awareness of DLD can reduce social stigmatisation and improve access to specialist and support services. Supporting DLD Awareness Day can be as simple as taking the following actions.

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Share, share, share

Visit the RADLD social media channels and share the many DLD awareness videos with your networks.

Hold an event on DLD Awareness Day

You may also like to hold a DLD Awareness Day activity at your workplace or in the community and there are a number of materials including downloadable posters and fact sheets available at the RADLD website.

Organise FOR a LANDMARK TO LIGHT UP

Light up events involve key landmarks in a town or city, which are regularly lit up in different colours for special occasions. If you know of a landmark that does light up for causes, please consider submitting an application and keep us in the loop! We can't wait to see the world light up in purple and yellow, the official DLD Awareness Day colours.

light up events in australia 2020 - New locations coming in 2021

sTORY bRIDGE - bRISBANE

Thursday 14 October

melbourne observation wheel

16 October

VICTORIA bRIDGE - bRISBANE

16 October

OPTUS STADIUM - PERTH

17 October

AAMI PARK - Melbourne

16 October

Where to go for more information?