Open Meetings

The CDA hosts five open meetings a year, featuring a mixture of talks and workshops led by by guest speakers and presenters. Entry to these meetings is free to members. Non-members / visitors are asked to make a donation to CDA’s costs.



Tuesday 28th July, 2020 the AGM and a talk took place on Zoom

The talk was recorded and you can access it here:

We shall be continuing using Zoom for meetings for the rest of 2020.

Tuesday 29th September, 2020 at 7:30pm

‘Dyslexia and Neurodiversity’

Lynda Wansbury is a Specialist Teacher and Assessor. She is an experienced tutor, working with children and young people with specific learning difficulties, and for many years she trained teachers for Levels 5 and 7 Certificates in SpLD. Lynda now works in a secondary school, assessing pupils for access arrangements and teaching as part of the school’s learning development team.

Neurodiversity includes a wide range of neurological differences, such as autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia and specific language impairment. As an assessor, Lynda recognises many of these differences in her students and as a teacher she has experience of how they impact on those she supports. They may experience difficulties with functional skills such as concentration, organisation, memory, perception. Lynda will talk about how learning differences are assessed and provide hints and tips on coping in an educational setting.

To register for the Zoom call, please email [email protected]

Tuesday 10th November, 2020 This meeting is to be confirmed

‘Technical Tips for Dyslexic Adults & Children’

Caroline Bateman, Technology Consultant


Christ Church Purley

Christ Church Purley, Brighton Road, Purley, CR8 2BN

  • situated on the Brighton Road A235, just north of Purley Town Centre
  • on bus routes 60, 166, 407 & 466 (bus stops close to the church), plus Purley Station is about 500m away
  • car parking available on site
  • meetings are held in the Jericho Room. Enter through the door at the front of the building, cross the Foyer and the entrance is on the left.
Map showing Christ Church Purley

Entry is free to Croydon Dyslexia Association (CDA) members and their families. Non-members - a donation towards the work of CDA is welcomed.

If you come to a meeting and find it helpful, please do consider supporting CDA by joining the association.