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Dyspraxia Foundation are delighted to launch two competitions. All entries will be displayed and judged at our Celebrating Dyspraxia event on 18th October 2016 in central London . Tickets just £20 per person (age 16 and over ) towards our fundraising campaign. See below poster for details of how to submit your entry. Purchase your tickets from http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/celebrating-dyspraxiadcd-tickets-810217883
Our #dyspraxiaappeal is approaching £17,000 thanks to a range of donations and various campaigns which are being linked to our Call to Action appeal! Without your continued support we cannot continue to support and raise awareness of Dyspraxia. This week our appeal video was originally an exclusive to our members only page. Please share our appeal and video and help us achieve our target! Thank you!
We are concerned by the findings of a recent poll of teaching staff, suggesting that pupils with Special Educational Needs lack vital support.
These findings are particularly concerning given that children identified as having dyspraxia/DCD do not automatically receive support under the government’s disability code of practice for schools introduced in 2014. The challenges associated with dyspraxia are manageable, and people with dyspraxia can lead fulfilling and productive lives. However, early identification is crucial for children’s success at school and mental wellbeing.
A report published in the Daily Telegraph has expressed concern that learning difficulties are being over diagnosed in children who start school with poor movement skills due to lack of practice at home.
The Dyspraxia Foundation believes that all pre-school children should be encouraged to participate in a range of movement opportunities to develop their motor skills.
A research project that has been approved by Dyspraxia Foundation is seeking participants aged 11 – 18 . For further details please contact Pamela Kane directly on the details provided
FREE GIVE AWAY! Buy Membership from now until the end of September and get a free Dyspraxia Alert Card. Useful to advise anyone of the possible difficulties the carrier of the card may have; this handy wallet includes a pull out leaflet and a place for contact details in case of emergency. Join now for your free gift and more importantly to support our work! Purchase your membership form our online shop today http://dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/shopping/product-category/membership/ or download the Membership 2016-17 form and if needed Membership Standing Order Form.
Another amazing week for our Call to Action #dyspraxiaappeal – just short of a month since launching with all your amazing help we have now raised over £16500!! We cannot thank you all enough, but the appeal is far from over. Without your support we will be unable to continue to raise further awareness of dyspraxia and support those with dyspraxia and their friends and family. We have a brand new appeal video from Janet Taylor, who is our adult advisor trustee. Please help us by sharing our appeal to everyone and remember every pound certainly counts so please donate if you can! Thank you!
An amazing week for our Call to Action #dyspraxiaappeal last week as thanks to our own ‘Super Saturday’ we have now passed £13000 raised! We honestly cannot thank you all enough, without your donations, no matter how big or small, we will be unable to continue our work help dyspraxics and their families not feel alone and isolated. This week our appeal video comes from Rosie, you have probably read many of her blogs – Rosie – Think Outside of the Cardboard Box – she has stepped out of her comfort zone and appears on camera for the first time to speak out on behalf of our appeal.
Dyspraxia Foundation launches a SUMMER SALE at their online shop! All books reduced and no hidden costs with postage and package included in the price listed! Support the Dyspraxia Foundation at this difficult time by buying FIVE ‘Anything is Possible’ wristbands for only £3 or TEN for family and friends for only £5 with all p&p included. Or chose to buy FIVE useful DF trolley coins for only £4.50 inc p&p. Every penny will make a difference to our work #dyspraxiaappeal click here to enter the shop