With regret we’ve had to cancel this conference due to a low uptake. Please see this page for further information.
Join us for a full days conference for parents, professionals and anyone with an interest in dyspraxia/DCD, either personally or professionally (or both!).
25-year-old Jonathan Levy lives in Warrington in Cheshire. As someone with dyspraxia, Jonathan has always been slower than most in reaching milestones but persisted with a positive and resilient attitude, and since June 2013 has served as a trustee of the Dyspraxia Foundation.
It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas!
Greeting Cards and Stationary from Kayte Genders
Kayte is a mother of a child with dyspraxia. Her site donates to the Dyspraxia Foundation 10% of sales on orders under £25 and 15% over this amount. Just add Dyspraxia Foundation to your name on ordering to support us while buying cards, stationery and much more.
This is the Dyspraxia Foundation’s a response to the following survey results
Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey paints a bleak picture of the mental health of the nation http://www.mind.org.uk/news-campaigns/news/adult-psychiatric-morbidity-survey-paints-a-bleak-picture-of-the-mental-health-of-the-nation/#.V-0qOvArK1t
Join this month to support our work and receive a delightful book of creative writing from young people with dyspraxia/DCD up to the age of 25 ‘My Life * Hopes and Dreams * Adventures’ A Dyspraxia Foundation publication of non-fiction, short stories and poems by young people in response to a Creative Writing Challenge, the contents demonstrate the fantastic creativity that is often hidden inside people with dyspraxia. Join now at our online shop http://dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/shopping/product-category/membership/ or call 01462 455016
Are you a prolific poet ? or maybe a keen photographer?
Dyspraxia Foundation are delighted to launch two competitions. All entries will be displayed and judged at our Celebrating Dyspraxia event on 18th October 2016 in central London . Tickets just £20 per person (age 16 and over ) towards our fundraising campaign. See below poster for details of how to submit your entry. Purchase your tickets from http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/celebrating-dyspraxiadcd-tickets-810217883
Our #dyspraxiaappeal is approaching £17,000 thanks to a range of donations and various campaigns which are being linked to our Call to Action appeal! Without your continued support we cannot continue to support and raise awareness of Dyspraxia. This week our appeal video was originally an exclusive to our members only page. Please share our appeal and video and help us achieve our target! Thank you!
We are concerned by the findings of a recent poll of teaching staff, suggesting that pupils with Special Educational Needs lack vital support.
These findings are particularly concerning given that children identified as having dyspraxia/DCD do not automatically receive support under the government’s disability code of practice for schools introduced in 2014. The challenges associated with dyspraxia are manageable, and people with dyspraxia can lead fulfilling and productive lives. However, early identification is crucial for children’s success at school and mental wellbeing.
A report published in the Daily Telegraph has expressed concern that learning difficulties are being over diagnosed in children who start school with poor movement skills due to lack of practice at home.
The Dyspraxia Foundation believes that all pre-school children should be encouraged to participate in a range of movement opportunities to develop their motor skills.