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Speaker Profile
Steven O Brien
CEO Dyslexia Foundation, Liverpool, United Kingdom

Steven O Brien is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Dyslexia Foundation, a leading non-for-profit organisation in the UK supporting adults with dyslexia in employment, education and welfare.

Steve is a passionate and knowledgeable advocate for the dyslexic community, who has a Maters in Modern European Policy and has developed robust services through the Foundation that support those most disadvantaged by dyslexia in the field of penal reform, and welfare provision in the UK. This is achieved through the Foundation’s contacts and network of governmental organisations. Furthermore, through his role as board member locally with the Learning, Language Dyslexia and Disability Forum nationally with the Dyslexia Adult Network, Hidden Impairment Network and internationally with the International Dyslexia Association and Headstrong nation.

Steve has delivered over 20 seminars and conference presentations in Europe, Turkey and the USA. He has spoken about quality assurance measures for the delivery of dyslexia support services, the Disability Student Allowance, funding specific learning disabilities support across the United Kingdom in Higher Education. Additionally, the Foundation’s unique model of support, that has been endorsed by the International Dyslexia Association. Steve’s work is also supported through the many contacts and network of governmental organisations, non-for-profit organisations and corporate partners that the Foundation has established over the past twenty years.