Sadly, Treasurer Lesley French has resigned from her position on the Board due to personal reasons. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Lesley for her support during the past year and her invaluable advice on charity fundraising and finances. Therefore, we are currently recruiting a qualified Accountant or Experienced Finance professional to join the Board of Trustees as Treasurer. The post is voluntary and would require visits to our offices in Hitchin on a regular basis and attendance at Meetings of the Board of Trustees held every 2 months, usually in London. The applicant should be familiar with SAGE Line 50 and used to preparing and monitoring cash flows and budgets.
Dyspraxia in adults: a neglected and hidden disability
A dedicated event led by adults with dyspraxia for adults with dyspraxia as we focus on raising awareness of dyspraxia in adulthood for Dyspraxia Awareness Week, 6 – 12th October 2019
We are proud to be announcing our 3rd event in 2019 aimed at 16-25 year olds. This will be taking place in Birmingham on Saturday 12th October at the Jurys Inn, Broad Street.
Our youth events are for young people (16-25) with Dyspraxia only, if you require a friend or relative to drop you/pick you up please contact us on email@example.com We will provide full directions to the venue, and one of our youth champions will be at New Street Station at some point in the morning to bring people to the venue as a group, details will be made to those who have paid nearer to the date.
…. with the Dyspraxic Doctor, Dr Emma Tremaine.
Location: Penventon Park Hotel, West End, Redruth
When: Tuesday 26th November 2019 – 6:30 – 8:30pm
Dyspraxia can affect cognitive skills and how the brain plans, processes and responds to information. Emma will discuss everything from supporting learning and confidence with motor tasks in both children and adults, to understanding and managing difficulties with organisation, planning and working memory.
Coordination, balance and posture will also be discussed, as well as muscle tone and why Dyspraxic individuals may ache and be more prone to injuring themselves.
Importantly, we will also look at the strengths and positives of Dyspraxia too! You will leave with some ideas for simple strategies to help yourself or those you support with Dyspraxia to thrive at home, in education and in the workplace.
Supporting Children and Young People with Dyspraxia in Mainstream School
Monday 7th October – 7.00 – 9.00pm
Solihull Family Centre, Christian Renewal Centre, Vulcan Road, Solihull, B91 2JY
This event will feature talks from:
Below is an open reply, from our chair Sophie Kayani, to a request from Peter Guest to support his initiative to raise money to support individuals to have a Dyspraxia/DCD diagnosis.
As always we are impressed with your enthusiasm and endeavours to support people with Dyspraxia/DCD. You know that diagnosis is on our priority list and is one of the features of our focus for 2019-20. Diagnosis of Dyspraxia/DCD is complex, led mainly by the medical profession in childhood and then in later years the majority of diagnosis is carried out by psychologists or specialist teachers.
For awareness week 2019 – with a focus on Adults & Higher Education – we will be looking for personal stories which we can share across our website, social media channels and to the media to heighten awareness.
Our Devon & Cornwall local group are hosting another exciting event with Dr Emma Tremaine – The Dyspraxic Doctor – on Anxiety, Mental Health and Well being! The event takes place on Tuesday 17th September and members of the Foundation can attend for just £8! (a 50% discount!)
If you aren’t a member please join us today, to get great members features including discounts to our events across the country!
Thank you to everyone who came on Saturday to our AGM and London Conference. Over 100 delegates came to central London at our generous hosts Norton Rose Fulbright to spend a day with our expert speakers and each other!
New Adult Representative – We are excited to announce that your new adult representative, as voted by members of the Dyspraxia Foundation, was announced to be Alice Hewson. We will share a welcome message and details on how to contact her in the coming week!
Our annual national campaign ‘Dyspraxia Awareness Week’ – set to take place between the 6th – 12th October – shall focus on Further and Higher Education and Dyspraxia in Adulthood.
We are conducting a survey for adults (those aged 18+) for those who either have a formal diagnosis of dyspraxia (or developmental coordination disorder – DCD) and those who believe they have dyspraxia/DCD but who do not have a formal diagnosis.
Information from this survey will be used to create media stories during Dyspraxia Awareness Week (6-12th October 2019) and in other materials produced by the organisation to raise awareness of dyspraxia in adulthood.