Supporting individuals and families affected by dyspraxia/DCD

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Youth (13 - 25)

Looking for more information about dyspraxia? Then we have plenty of of online resources recommended below!

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Online Groups

Dyspraxia Foundation Youth is an on-line Private Facebook group for those aged 13-25 to join. It is a safe and friendly place where young people can interact with others and offer peer support. The group in regularly overseen my staff members and Trustees to the Foundation to ensure all posts are appropriate and adhere to the group rules. Regular useful information is shared and signposting to other pertinent recognised organisations offer support to young people is also posted.
The youth group regularly meets on-line for social get togethers and this has also included quiz evenings, bingo and craft workshops. The group also get involved in many on-line projects over the years. (See below for some of the projects)

Please note that you will be sent a personal message before your request to join can be approved so please take a look at messages or friend requests. If you do not have these options available please email .

It is set up as a Private/Closed Facebook Group (only members can see who is in the group and what they post.)
On requesting to join the Group all members will first need to complete a short questionnaire requesting:

  • Full Name
  • Facebook Profile Page URL,
  • Agreement to rules of the Group
  • Confirmation within the age criteria
  • DOB

In the cases where the Facebook profile is limited further proof of identification will be sought.

Website and Social Media

Running alongside the Facebook Group is a dedicated Youth area of the Dyspraxia Foundation Website. This was set up in March 2016 and hosts videos, leaflets, advice and useful links. The website is currently being updated.

https://dyspraxiafoundation-my.sharepoint.com/:b:/g/personal/youth_dyspraxiafoundation_org_uk/EVKePRx6CeJAmFcHGHE8-3cBWKqbBkV_EblpmT3aNIrlUQ?e=nmXhnQ – Cookbook

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Social Media Platforms for Youth


Dyspraxia Foundation


The main website for the Dyspraxia Foundation.



Dyspraxia Foundation Youth


Our very own closed Facebook Group, for 13-25-year-olds.

Please note that you will be sent a personal message before your request to join can be approved so please take a look at messages or friend requests. If you do not have these options available please email



Dyspraxic Teens


A forum set up by teenagers with dyspraxia. A great resource for young people to access, join and share stories and experiences.



Dyspraxic Adults


Offering help, information, support and advice for Dyspraxic people aged 16 or over.



Youth Champions


If you wish to find out any more about Dyspraxia Youth please get in touch with Claire Cripps our Youth Information Officer and she will be happy to help.

We are so pleased to be able to offer the opportunity to any young person aged 16-25 to become a Youth Champion which is an exciting opportunity to help support the work of the Youth Information Officer. This role is a voluntary one and can be tailored to the needs of the applicants other commitments and is a great way of raising much needed awareness and understanding of the needs of young people with dyspraxia.
Currently in position we have:




Phoebe Baron - Youth Champion

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.


Sophie Negus - Youth Champion

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.

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