Xtraordinary People

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Xtraordinary People is a charity in the United Kingdom.


Founded by Kate Griggs in 2004, the group aims to increase public understanding of dyslexia and to reduce stigma, and campaigns for improved training for teachers to support children with dyslexia.[1][2]


In the 2005 general election, Kate Griggs stood for the Xtraordinary People Party against Ruth Kelly in Bolton West to raise awareness of dyslexia and her charity,[3][4] receiving 74 votes, 0.2% of the total.[5]


  1. ^ "A plea for extraordinary children". Real Story. BBC News. 13 December 2006. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  2. ^ Jha, Preeti (2007). "The Sheila McKechnie Foundation Awards". Society Guardian. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  3. ^ Benjamin, Alison (4 May 2005). "'No hoper' raises hopes". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  4. ^ "Dyslexia party challenges Kelly". BBC News. 23 April 2005. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 
  5. ^ "Kate Griggs: Electoral history and profile". The Guardian. Retrieved 16 February 2010. 

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