Lisa McCarthy

FREE book with every membership purchased in October!

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 ...read more

Celebrating Dyspraxia Event and Competitions

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 ...read more

Appeal update 5th September

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!
http://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/dyspraxia/appeal ...read more

Statement from the Dyspraxia Foundation following the BBC report on Special Educational Needs provision (September 1 2016)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-37047055?S

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. ...read more

Response from the Dyspraxia Foundation following the Daily Telegraph report “Diagnosed too early” (September 2 2016)

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. ...read more