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Essential reading for parents/carers of children who have dyspraxia/DCD, for parents/carers of children who are waiting for an assessment, and for parents/carers who are concerned about their child’s motor/organisational development and who want to do something ‘while they wait’ for professional assessment or support.
Yesterday, ITV News Yorkshire played out a video on dyspraxia! Including an apperance from our very own trustee Gill Dixon!
‘Growing up, I got the sense that people thought I was a bit slow – they thought he’s not quite as smart or clever as everyone else. Even though I am.’
Today is #TimetoTalk day, a national day by Time to Change (http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/) asking everyone to talk about mental health. The Dyspraxia Foundation believes that the views of people with and affected by dyspraxia/DCD are important. In 2016, feedback from a consultation by the Dyspraxia Foundation with young adults with dyspraxia found;
Are you looking for an event to raise awareness of dyspraxia and sponsorship for the Dyspraxia Foundation? Is our usual British 10k event overwhelming and daunting? Or just looking for something the whole family can take part in? Then why not come join us on Sunday 3rd September in London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for the Parallel London event. In 2016 trustee Matt, his girlfriend Rosie, youth member (and blogger) alongside Natalie, youth member (and blogger) and her dad took part in the first event. All reported back on how wonderfully inclusive the event is, people of all ages, abilities and disabilities took part across a variety of events from 100m to 10km! There is no time limit, everyone is allowed to complete their distance and the pace that suits them! Note that pushchairs, wheelchairs and all other mobility devices are fully allowed, when they say all-inclusive they really mean it!
A rare opportunity to come join us at the Dyspraxia Foundation has become available. We are looking for a fundraising coordinator to work in partnership with the Chief Executive and the Fundraising Committee to coordinate, manage and expand the existing fundraising programme covering large grant applications, trust funds and community fundraising, and to contribute to the delivery of the Fundraising Strategy.
The University of Surrey is conducting research looking to understand the mental health and thinking abilities in adolescents with and without Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD)/Dyspraxia.
In the study, parents will be asked to complete some questionnaires about their child’s motor ability and thinking abilities (e.g. planning and memory). Your child will also be asked to complete a questionnaire about their mental health. We may also ask to visit your child at home to administer a short assessment of vocabulary and reasoning skills.
Teaching for Neurodiversity Train the Trainer is now available as a series of 3 FREE one-hour webinars covering all the materials delivered in the live training events.
The webinars are designed for members of staff who will be cascading the training to colleagues in their schools/educational settings.
Huge thanks to Paton Jamie Lambert, the boys that make up Collabro and special guests at a fabulous night at Live at Zédel to raise funds for the Dyspraxia Foundation and awareness of dyspraxia. Jamie performed two shows at the club on 6th December before rushing off to close ‘Christmas with the Stars’ at The Royal Albert Hall.
We are pleased to announce a brand new conference for Friday 3rd March 2017. The new location is the Keepmoat Stadium, home of Doncaster Rovers!
An opportunity to find out more about dyspraxia/DCD through the ages. Talks include practical strategies from Trustee Gill Dixon ‘Dyspraxia Through the Ages’ and ‘Self Esteem’ and Barbara Hunter with a lively and engaging presentation entitled ‘Something Old, Something New’ offering strategies and resources for use at home and school. We are delighted to welcome classical singer and new Patron, Stephanie Guidera to talk about her experience of living with dyspraxia “Feeling Funny—Beyond Diagnosis”.
The Westminster AchieveAbility Commission on dyslexia & neurodivergence will investigate the barriers to employment and identify recruitment processes that disadvantage neurodivergent people (autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia, dyscalculia, asperger’s). The aim is to find out how recruitment and probation processes might be improved and highlight good practice in these areas.