DLD Awareness Day | fRIDAY October 14 2022

Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day 2022

The countdown is on! Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day will be held on Friday 14 October 2022!

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.

Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day MEME 2021 Australia

share, share, share

Help us get the word out about DLD by sharing our Australian DLD Awareness Day memes to your social media page. For our international friends, we also recommend keeping an eye on the RADLD social media channels and sharing those memes too!

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. You can register your event with RADLD here.

DLD Awareness Day

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 2021


Mon 11-Wed 13 October

  1. Historic Fig Trees, Bundaberg

Thurs 14 October 

  1. Story Bridge, Brisbane
  2. Victoria Bridge, Brisbane

Fri 15 October

  1. Sky Point, Gold Coast
  2. Queensland Country Bank Stadium, Townsville
  3. Munro Martin Parklands, Cairns

Western Australia

Thurs 14 October

  1. Matagarup Bridge, Perth

Fri 15 October

  1. Graham Farmer Freeway Tunnel, Perth
Sun 17 October
  1. Bunbury Marlston Hill Lookout
  2. Koombana Bay Footbridge
  3. Koombana Bay Foreshore
  4. Marlston Waterfront
  5. Guppy Park
  6. Navigators at the Koombana Drive roundabout
  7. Richmond Reserve
  8. Historic Arrol Crane at Jetty Road
Mon 18 October
  1. Trafalgar Bridge, Perth
  2. Council House, Perth
  3. Bunbury Marlston Hill Lookout

New South Wales

Thurs 14 October

  1. Newcastle Town Hall Clock, 

Fri 15 October

  1. Lismore City Hall, Lismore
  2. Sydney Olympic Park

Sat 16 October

  1. Luminous Darling Quarter, Sydney
Mon 18 October
  1. Big Banana, Coffs Harbour


Sat 16 October

  1. AAMI Park, Melbourne

Sun 17 October

  1. Wodonga Water Tower, Wodonga
  2. The Drum Theatre, Dandenong


Wed 13 October

  1. Telstra Tower, Canberra

Fri 15 October

  1. Royal Australian Mint, Canberra

Where to go for more information?