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This study retrospectively explored social-emotional support needs that young adult learners with dyslexia perceived to have experienced as adolescents attending an inclusion school setting. Six young adults with dyslexia were participants (females = 3; age range 18–21 years). They responded to a qualitative interview on their socio-emotional experiences as learners with dyslexia. The data were thematically analysed. Recollections of lived experiences by the young adults highlight the important role social support systems and own coping strategies play in influencing their socio-emotional outcomes. Participants reported positive regard about their condition, with social support, acceptance and own personal assets important for success with dyslexia. A multi-dimensional socio and emotional support program could assist learners with dyslexia to function optimally.