Universal Music UK has today, published the first handbook specifically for the Creative Industries, embracing neurodiversity. We’d like to thank Richard Todd, Trustee for Employment at the Dyspraxia Foundation for his involvement in the Handbook and in particular for highlighting the need for neuro-diverse policies and practices in the workplace. You can view the handbook via:
Jake has kindly agreed to host another Facebook Live on our page – https://www.facebook.com/dyspraxiafoundation on Wednesday, 22nd January at 7pm for approximately 30 minutes.
The live chat will focus on =&0=& focussing on some of the issues below:
· How to start a conversation around reasonable adjustments?
· What adjustments are employees entitled to?
· Examples of reasonable adjustments
· What to do if your company is not supportive?
We hope you can join Jake next Wednesday for this event!
As we close 2019, we have to share a sad farewell to two members of our Hitchin Office.
Sadly, we will be operating with a skeleton crew as we start 2020 as we say good bye and good luck at the end of this year to Alex Bettey who leaves to take some time out and to Jo Webb who has been offered her dream job working with horses.
Both have been very much part of the Hitchin Team and will be greatly missed but we wish them well and hope they will not be strangers at 8 West Alley.
The Dyspraxia Foundation head office closes at the end of business hours on Friday 20th December 2019.
Head Office and our Help line will reopen on Tuesday 7th January 2020.
If you require any support during the festive period, you can e-mail our help line who will pick up your request upon returning in January. Alternatively you can reach out across our Social Media channels on Facebook or Twitter
The Motor Development and Impact Lab (MoDI Lab) at the University of Surrey would like to invite you to volunteer for a study investigating motor and cognitive processes. The study investigates the processes in the brain that facilitate the control of movement and performance on learning tasks.
A new opportunity has arisen to join our small but friendly team! You will be involved in supporting the growth and development of our membership and our network of local support groups around the UK.
We are looking for someone to develop strong relationships with individuals to help support our work in the wider community and play an active role in the growth of the charity. The role will also provide advice, training and organisational development support to existing and new voluntary support groups.
Must have previous office experience, be IT literate, a good communicator and have a good telephone manner.
General & Finance Administrator
Salary: £12,870 Hours: 27 ½ hours (9am – 3pm)
A rare opportunity has arisen to join our small friendly admin team in Hitchin to support our busy office.
We are looking for someone who has previous office experience, knowledge of SAGE Line 50 essential, IT literate and a good telephone manner.
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.
We’re sorry to inform that due to unforeseen circumstances, Dr Emma Tremaine is now unable to attend this event and it has now been cancelled.
All bookings will be refunded. Please keep checking this website and social media about future events from our Devon and Cornwall Group.
On 26th July, the Dyspraxia Foundation called for Case Studies from adults living with dyspraxia to support Dyspraxia Awareness Week, 6 – 12th October 2019.
Thank you to the 40 adults who responded and kindly gave their consent for us to share their personal story to highlight this year’s campaign which focusses on dyspraxia in adulthood.
The case study form included several questions about the individual, their diagnosis and experience of living with the condition. Here are some of the comments in answer to the question ‘How would you like to see things change for adults with dyspraxia?’