In October 2018, the Dyspraxia Foundation appointed the first of our 'Youth Champions'. Our champions applied for the role from being members of our Dyspraxia Foundation Youth group for 13-25 year olds. They will work alongside the Foundation over the next 12 months, attending events, promoting awareness and a lot more!
Hi I'm Phoebe, I'm 22 and I am from Borehamwood, Hertfordshire.
I enjoy going to concerts, the theatre, walking, I adore animals.
I was diagnosed with Dyspraxia when I was 12 years old. It affects my thought process, special awareness and social situations.
I applied for the role of Youth Champion as I have gone to many of the Dyspraxia Foundation conferences and other events, I have seen first hand the work that this wonderful charity does, I wanted to help and raise awareness of this very misunderstood condition.
My name is Sophie, I am 25 and I have just got a job at a university in the midlands as a Residential Life Advisor. I was diagnosed at 22 whilst in my final year of university, so I know what it’s like to not feel the same as others and not quite know why.
The biggest impact Dyspraxia has on my life is not being able to drive and having problems with following directions and getting lost. I have not let this hold me back and I am a keen traveller, often by myself.
I am proud to be working with a foundation that has helped me learn so much about dyspraxia and has allowed me to meet some amazing people. I hope to help others be more aware of what dyspraxia is and the impact it can have on our lives.