Today we are pleased to announce that we are launching our brand new ‘Friends of Dyspraxia’ monthly donation scheme – via direct debit!
Demand for our services is increasing, and at the heart of what we do, we aspire for a world in which all those affected by dyspraxia/DCD are enabled to achieve their full potential in life. We cannot achieve this goal without the generosity of people like you, and that’s where our Friends group can make a real difference.
University of Surrey are looking for adult participants for a study they are running. Please find all the information we have received from them following. Should you have any queries, please do contact Shiloh Grant Smith at the email given in the text. Please note that this is not a Dyspraxia Foundation run study.
Did you attend a residential special school/college in the UK as a child? Are you the parent/carer of someone who attends (or who attended) residential special education in the UK?
Update: This survey has now closed, thank you to everyone who submitted a response.
It’s that time again! Why not come join Team Dyspraxia and run around the amazing British 10K route around London on Sunday 9th July! By joining us you will receive:
Run with us for an amazing experience. We’re with you every step of the way.
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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.