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.
…. 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.
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?’
Can you honestly believe it, it’s Day 7 of awareness week already! It goes without saying that Dyspraxia Awareness is 24/7, 365 days a year – but it’s important that for one week a year we all come together and shout as loud as we can!
Our thanks to Dr Judith Gentle and our Dyspraxia Foundation Youth Champion Imogen Rowe for producing this first draft of a useful information sheet on Driving with Dyspraxia.
This is a working document which we aim to develop further.
Living with dyspraxia as an adult can make it difficult to work, do chores, drive and much more. It can also make it difficult to manage your finances. As part of Dyspraxia Awareness Week, we have an exclusive guide from the Money Advice Service, discussing how people affected by Dyspraxia can manage their money.
We are rolling into Day 6 of #dyspraxia19, still focusing on Independent Living today. As always we are proud to bring to you get another of our popular case studies.
Today we bring you Holly, 24, from Surrey who was diagnosed with Dyspraxia at 16 by CAMHS.
Day 5 of #dyspraxia19 launches another information sheet from the Dyspraxia Foundation. We are pleased to have pooled together a range of apps for your mobile device as recommended by other adults! The range of apps will help with navigation, organisation, mental health and voice to text. A big thank you goes out to Pete Guest for putting this all together for us in this amazing format!
After Tuesday’s successful Facebook Live with Jake Hobson, today we are bringing you yet another!
You can catch chair Sophie Kayani and recent elected adult representative Alice Hewson from 8.00pm discussing all this Dyspraxia. As always there will be opportunities to answer questions during the live event.
Facebook Live is free to watch, simply visit our Facebook Page.
Thursday means we’re into Day 5 of #Dyspraxia19! Today starts our focus on Independent Living
Today’s case study brings you the story of Paul, 40 from the Netherlands who was diagnosed with Dyspraxia in his early 30s.