Our webinars will be a way to listen, learn and chat with real experts in the field of dyspraxia/DCD . We will share our experience, our knowledge and our advice with you all in a friendly and informative way and host a Question and Answers session to involve you in the topic being discussed.
We are proud that so many people are taking part, spreading dyspraxia awareness, this Sunday in Parallel London. If you haven’t heard Parallel London is the first fully-inclusive mass participation event, taking place around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, London, with a variety of distances in the accessible fun run, 10km, 5km, 1km and 100m with an sensory 1km too!
Dyspraxia Awareness Week 8th – 14th October 2017
We are carrying out a survey to explore teachers’ and teaching assistants’ understanding of dyspraxia/developmental coordination disorder (DCD) and how this affects children’s learning opportunities at school. You can complete this survey if you are a teacher or teaching assistant at a school in the UK. We will share findings from this survey and will also be launching new resources to support primary-aged children with dyspraxia/DCD during Dyspraxia Awareness Week 2017. Thank you for completing this survey!
What is it about?: Children’s social and emotional wellbeing is an important topic and one of particular interest in developmental research currently. We’re interested in seeing whether attention, language and motor skills are related to children’s well-being. In particular, we are investigating whether these skills are related to how much children are included in social groups and activities.
Authors Janet Taylor and Martha Jayne are pleased to introduce ‘Focus’; a regular newsletter for members of the Dyspraxia Foundation with an interest in dyspraxia in adulthood.
We have decided to honour Mary Colley’s memory and entitle this e-magazine ‘Focus’ after a publication produced by Mary for DANDA (Developmental Adult Neuro-Diversity Association). The first issue of this magazine will be FREE for anyone to download. After this, each issue will be available on the member’s only section of the Dyspraxia Foundation website www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk. Focus will be published four times a year and packed with; practical advice, information, poetry, lived experiences, useful contacts and photography.
We are delighted to be working alongside ‘The Able Label’; a fashion retailer with a range of clothes especially designed to help with a variety of physical and cognitive needs. Their quality fabrics, discreet adaptive designs, innovative fastenings and hidden extras make dressing easier for those who may suffer from restricted movement or lack of finger dexterity. The design of the garments has also taken carers’ requirements into account so assisted dressing is quicker, easier and safer. Yet when they’re being worn, no one would know they were adapted!
Promising classical singer Stephanie Guidera is donating part of her singing fee to the Dyspraxia Foundation to help others with this hidden and often misunderstood condition, following her own life-changing diagnosis.
Dyspraxia, also known as Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD) affects the ability to master skilled movements and some aspects of learning. Dyspraxia/DCD is a lifelong condition affecting gross and fine motor coordination in adults and children. In addition many may experience difficulties with organisational skills, memory, processing speed and in some cases speech. This makes it difficult for people with Dyspraxia/DCD to carry out everyday tasks others take for granted, such as handwriting, cooking, driving a car and organising daily life.
You make the difference! Volunteers’ Week (1—7 June) is an annual celebration of the fantastic contribution millions of volunteers make across the UK. More than 21 million people volunteer in the UK at least once a year and volunteers contribute to an estimated £22.6bn to the UK economy! People who volunteer make an invaluable contribution to society and make a significant difference to the work of the Dyspraxia Foundation.
We have so many wonderful fundraisers, increasing awareness of Dyspraxia/DCD and to raise much needed funds for the charity. The Dyspraxia Foundation is purely funded by your fundraising, purchasing memberships or by becoming a friend.
Last week Wednesday, a group of representatives from the Dyspraxia Foundation attended a parliamentary discussion and giving their own voice to raise awareness and giving evidence of good practice and barriers to employment for those with dyspraxia.