Charity Launches Appeal for Urgent Funds

Due to a declining membership and with current funding coming to an end, we launch an urgent campaign to raise funds to ensure our services continue until we are able to secure long term sustainable funding. We have successfully managed a three-year Big Lottery Fund project providing a helpline service and awareness raising campaigns; supported membership, local groups and research projects whilst reaching almost 40 thousand people on our social network pages. The charity is staffed by a few long-term employees and supported by volunteers of parents of children and adults with dyspraxia, health, education, PR and employment experts. Together, we offer help, advice, support and work to raise awareness of this still poorly understood condition. ...read more

The application of Reasonable Adjustments for working adults with Dyspraxia and employment tenure outcome

The purpose of this research will be to gather details of Reasonable Adjustments offered to adults with dyspraxia by employers; to ascertain how useful participants felt these were; to capture bespoke adjustments valued by those with dyspraxia and to share these with others with dyspraxia.  The aim is to enhance employment tenure for those with dyspraxia through education regarding useful Reasonable Adjustments. ...read more

Dyspraxia Foundation AGM & Back to Basics Conference

Saturday 9th July 2016

10.00am — 3.45pm

The Auditorium,  Norton Rose Fulbright LLP

3 More London Riverside, London SE1 2AQ

All members of the Dyspraxia Foundation are cordially invited to attend the Annual General Meeting (AGM) with registration at 10.00am. The AGM will be followed by a conference for parents and carers, professionals in health and education, teachers, SENCos, Learning Support Staff, employers and adults with dyspraxia/DCD. ...read more

Dyspraxia Diffusion Workshops 2016 – Back to Basics

The Dyspraxia Diffusion Workshops are  suitable for parents/carers, professionals, adults with dyspraxia/DCD, employers and anyone with an interest in the condition either personally or professionally.

With such an exciting programme at such a reasonable delegate rate we expect these events to be very popular and strongly recommend booking your place as quickly as possible. ...read more

British 10K London Run 2016

Run the world’s greatest route and raise funds for the Dyspraxia Foundation!

Sunday, 10th July 2016 / 9.35am Start

The 16th Anniversary British 10K London Run is staged on the world’s greatest route through the heart of central London passing many of the capitals truly world class historic landmarks including the WW2 Bomber Command Memorial, St Pauls Cathedral, Trafalgar Square, The Houses of Parliament and Big Ben. ...read more

Penny Bellis represented drivers with dyspraxia at a recent consultation on new driving test

On behalf of the Dyspraxia Foundation, on Thursday 12th November 2015, I attended a disability consultation by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency at the Driver Training Academy at Cardington, Bedfordshire.

I enjoyed meeting both the DVSA staff and the other delegates.  The presentation was given by driving test examiners, who were good company and very approachable.  The other delegates were from organisations representing people with cerebral palsy, the deaf, autism and chronic regional pain syndrome. ...read more