This has been sent in from the SEND Implementation Team at the Department for Education.
In December 2018 the Secretary of State announced our intention to hold a call for evidence on the current funding arrangements for those with special educational needs, those with disabilities, and those who require alternative provision.
Sadly, Mark Robinson has decided to step down as our Adult Representative on the Board of Trustees for the time being due to his heavy workload. However, Mark is keen to continue to work with the charity to support adults with dyspraxia and will be giving the closing talk at our popular AGM and Annual Conference in London on Saturday, 22nd June.
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.
Update: 14th May.
Due to venue refurbishment we have smaller rooms for this years event, and as of 14th May we have to announce that there are no more places available for our London Conference.
If you have missed out this time, please be aware that we are hosting two events around the time of the October Awareness Week. A dedicated conference for Adults and a separate dedicated conference for youth – both taking place in Birmingham.
Details for both and how to secure your place will be made shortly.
An Introduction to Understanding and Managing Dyspraxia
Tuesday 18th June, 6.30 – 8.00pm
Penventon Park Hotel, West Road, Redruth, TR15 3AD
Are you a parent, carer or professional who supports a person with Dyspraxia? Perhaps you have Dyspraxia yourself?
… and no not the vase!
We asked everyone to get behind our 30th Anniversary Appeal, to celebrate our 30th anniversary we asked everyone to pull together to raise £30,000! We can announce today that we have made it, to date you have all raised an amazing £31,444! Which includes an generious donation from Morningside Healthcare following on from our recent conference in Leeds!
Dyspraxia (also known as Developmental Coordination Disorder) is a specific learning difficulty that affects movement and coordination. In many cases non-motor skills such as organisation, attention and time management are also affected. Dyspraxia affects each person individually and the impact on a person’s ability to perform a job role will vary.
Join our Local Group in Kent for an Easter Egg Hunt!
Dyspraxia Foundation Youth are very proud to be announcing our first dedicated youth event outside London!
Our first event will take place in the centre of Manchester, at Manchester Metropolitan University – The Unionbetween 9:30am – 3pm on Saturday 6th April 2019!
Has Dyspraxia ever been a challenge or a benefit in your work in the UK?
How have your colleagues supported you? Are organisations designed for those who think differently?
This new research explores these questions and looks to describe neurodiverse individual’s career progression and experiences at work. If you would like to help shape this research or have any questions please get in touch with Grace Brown at email@example.com