Heidi Gregory

Dyslexia Victoria Support
Founder - Dyslexia Victoria Support
australia, melbourne, victoria


Advocate for social justice and evidence-based literacy instruction and intervention for children with dyslexia.

  • Founded a Victorian parent support group that provides evidence-based information, support, networking, and friendship to other families of children with dyslexia
  • Volunteer parent advocate for kids with reading and spelling difficulties
  • Assists parents to seek and find quality evidence-based intervention and accommodations for children
  • Advocates with politicians, local/state & federal and engages with educational groups, policy makers and allied health professionals
  • Community champion for dyslexia awareness and strong proponent of evidence-aligned interventions in schools
  • Ability to coordinate volunteer contributions for social media platforms, websites, petitions, events, workshops, venues, social media groups, tutoring
  • Coordinated successful marketing campaigns and established media relationships
  • SPELD Victoria Committee Member [2020]
  • Founded Dyslexia Victoria Support [2014]
  • Founding Member Code REaD Dyslexia Network [2017]
  • Founding member of National Light it Red Dyslexia Awareness Campaign
  • Established 18 Victorian regional and metro parent dyslexia support groups
  • Conduct and coordinate dyslexia workshops and events for families, teachers, allied health professionals and teachers
  • Meet with State and Federal and Opposition Ministers for Education, Principals and Allied Health Professionals
  • Meet with independent political members
  • A recognised global activist in "What I Need" book by Nessy Reading and Spelling
  • Acknowledge in Lyn Stone's Book "Reading for Life"
  • SPELD Victoria Parent Advisory Group [2015]



  • Graduate Certificate in Document Management | Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University [2005]
  • Diploma of Library and Information Studies | Victoria University [2003]
  • Diploma of Fine Art (Photography) | Australian College of Photography, Art and Communication [1992]

Training & Professional Development

OVIC - Privacy Training (2020) | OVIC FOI Exemptions (2020) | OVIC FOI Processing a Request (2020) | OVIC Managing the Privacy Impacts of Data Breaches (2020) | Privacy Act Training (2019 & 2015)| Vicarious Trauma Training (2019) | Manual Handling Training (2019) | Digital Records and Archives (2018) | CM110 Advanced User, CM200 Admin Essentials 9.1 (2018) | HPTRIM 8.1 Administrator Training (2015) | SharePoint basics (2015) | Project Management Fundamentals, Australian Institute of Management 2013 & 1997 | TRIM Administrator Refresher (2013 & 2007) | Kapish Explorer Administrator Training (2013) | Practical Strategies for Managing Risk in Information Management (2011) | Introduction to Sentencing, National Archives (2010) | Introduction to Tender Writing for Victorian Government (1996)

Professional Memberships/ Associations

  • International Dyslexia Association | Individual Member [2016 - Present]
  • Learning Difficulties Australia | Individual Member [2017 - Present]
  • Reading League Member
  • Records & Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIMPA) [2006]

Awards & Honors

  • Nessy Medal Winners  Parent Support Groups - Regional Groups [2020]
  • Nominated - Women in Yarra Award - Yarra City Council [2019]
  • Winner -Dyslexia Victoria Support - Victorian Premier's Volunteer Champion Award - Teamwork Category [2018]
  • Winner - Dyslexia Victoria Support - Random Actos of Kindness Award [2015]

Professional Experience

Committee Member  |  SPELD Victoria [2020 - Present]

  • Supports the governance and operations of this registered NFP.
  • Works collaboratively to aid the organisation’s mission to assist Victorians with Specific Learning Difficulties to achieve their full learning potential through the provision of direct service delivery, information, advocacy and awareness raising amongst the wider Victorian community.

Founder  |  Dyslexia Victoria Support [2014 - Present]

  • Founded the parent support group DYSLEXIA VICTORIA SUPPORT and grew to over 5,500 members.
  • Advocate for social justice, evidence-based literacy instruction and intervention for all, including those with dyslexia.

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