DLD Awareness Day



Developmental Language Disorder is a hidden but common disability that affects 1 in 14 people causing difficulties understanding and using language for no known reason. The 2024 DLDday theme is ‘Speak up for DLD’.

Speak up for DLD

Please contact the RADLD team at hello@radld.org to discuss opportunities to collaborate on DLDday awareness raising initiatives.

#DLDday History

The new terminology of Developmental Language Disorder (DLD) was launched in 2017 and our first DLD Awareness Day quickly followed.  Each year is becoming bigger and better thanks to the support of people from all around the world. 

Developmental Language Disorder Day (#DLDday), now in its seventh year, is celebrated annually around the world with more than 40 countries involved. In 2023, over 80 landmarks from around the world lit up in purple and yellow on or around #DLDday.

Explore the menu below to learn how you can help raise awareness for people with Developmental Language Disorder.

future dld days

2025 – Friday 17 October

2026 – Friday 16 October

2027 – Friday 15 October

2028 – Friday 20 October

  • The 2024 #DLDday ‘Speak Up for DLD’ campaign materials are currently in development. Watch this space! However, please scroll down this page to see our other resources to support your awareness raising efforts all year round. Thank you! GET YOUR BAKE ON FOR #DLDDAY Get your Bake on for…

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  • Light up the world purple and yellow! 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 notifying us at…

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  • Share what you’ve learned about DLD and help create awareness on social media.

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