All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Dyspraxia/DCD
In order to increase awareness of this condition within Government and Whitehall, the Dyspraxia Foundation will be launching an APPG. An APPG is an informal cross-party group run by and for Members of the Commons and Lords. An APPG offers smaller charities in particular a great way to engage and build relationships with MPs and peers. They work both as means of harnessing the energy and commitment of parliamentarians with a specific interest in an issue and as a focus to recruit new parliamentary supporters to a cause. It also gives the causes added credibility and validity, the fact Parliamentarians are speaking on a particular issue.
The Dyspraxia Foundation is delighted to announce that Emma Lewell-Buck MP has agreed to Chair an APPG on dyspraxia/DCD. The programme for the group will be:
1. Call for a review of existing arrangements in different local authorities for recognition and intervention of dyspraxia//DCD.
2. The economic impact of adults with dyspraxia/DCD who are unable to enter mainstream work, education and training.
Our thanks to Interel; an award-winning independent, global public affairs consultancy who have kindly greed to provide the Secretariat services for the group and an ongoing strategic assessment of emerging issues around neurodiversity to inform the work of the APPG.