Funky Friday 16th October 2015

16th October 2015

“Is it a battle of the sexes?”

This year, the national awareness campaign tackles a growing issue of girls, teenagers and young women ‘slipping through the net’, in terms of early diagnosis. Such a delay (although, many struggle through school, university and even in the workplace, without ever receiving a diagnosis) can have a huge impact on these lives of women and their families. ...read more

Managing Anxiety – Advice Sheet for adults and teenagers

Anxiety is a common and recurring theme amongst people with dyspraxia – a Dyspraxia Foundation survey in 2014 found that 40% of people with dyspraxia aged 13-19 years felt anxious ‘all the time’. Anxiety is the term we use to describe feelings of unease, fear or worry. It is a normal response to a frightening or unknown situation such as attending a job interview or preparing for exams. Feelings of anxiety can range from feeling slightly nervous to something completely debilitating unless it is recognised and managed appropriately. ...read more

New Dyspraxia Foundation logo incorporates DCD

The Dyspraxia Foundation updated the definition of dyspraxia earlier this year to incorporate the current terminology of Developmental Coordination Disorder (D.C.D.) used internationally by researchers and in the medical profession. The Trustees felt that the Dyspraxia Foundation should use the term within the logo to ensure consistency and to reflect the fact that the terms are often used interchangeably. ...read more

Dyspraxia Awareness Week (11-17 October) – A message to the press from celebrity patron, Jamie Lambert

Most people take for granted the fact that they can do simple tasks such as walking up and down stairs, getting dressed, throwing a ball or even mastering the art of handwriting! However, for the thousands of adults and children in the UK living with Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder, day-to-day life can be a real struggle. ...read more

DYSPRAXIA – “IS IT A BATTLE OF THE SEXES?”

Urgent call from national charity for greater awareness of dyspraxia among females as new survey shows they may be “slipping through the net”

New findings released today [Monday 12 October 2015] have revealed a significant gap in the diagnosis – and therefore, treatment – of dyspraxia, otherwise known as developmental co-ordination disorder (DCD), amongst young women and girls. ...read more

Dyspraxia Awareness Week 2015 Events

Wednesday 14th October

1pm – 4.30pm Exploring Neuro-diverse natures

The talk will be delivered by Monique Craine, a short-listed ‘Positive Role Model’ (disability) nominee for the National Diversity Awards UK, the Vice Chair of Autistic UK, member of the Powys Dyslexia Support Group and a popular blogger on neuro-diverse matters. ...read more

Get That Friday Feeling With The Dyspraxia Foundation!

Fab fundraising event, ‘Funky Friday’ to round off the annual Dyspraxia Awareness Week: 11 – 17 October

Friday the 16th October (2015) will see the Dyspraxia Foundation – the only charity in the UK dedicated to raising awareness of dyspraxia and championing the needs of people living with the condition – once again pulling together with schools and workplaces across the country to help raise funds and awareness. ...read more

How you can help spread the word?


We are fast approaching the end of year 2 of our 3 year project. ‘Dyspraxia Diffusion’ funded by the Big Lottery Fund to employ a full time Information Officer and offer a vital Helpline Service. Lisa McCarthy and trained volunteers are busy answering calls and emails from 9 -5, Monday to Friday but there are still parents, adults with dyspraxia, health and education professionals and employers who do not know we are here ready to help. You can help by downloading an A4 poster or A3 poster and putting up in your local school, surgeries, hospitals, parent groups, places of work, or anywhere people will see it. ...read more