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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: If you are aged 16-25, we are holding our first dedicated youth event in Manchester on Saturday 6th April. Places are limited and filling fast, for more information and to book please visit:
In an open letter to Downing Street, over 60 organisations have urged the Government to do more to support the more than 10% of children and young people in the UK who have speech, language and communication needs.
The call has been made after the 1st Anniversary Report of Bercow: Ten Years On – an independent review of the state of provision in England for children with speech, language and communication needs,published on 6 March 2019, found that while there has been encouraging and welcome action over the past year, children and young people with communication needs are still not getting the support they need.
It’s back, it’s bigger than ever, and it has a new name! The Virgin Sport ASICS London 10K (Formally the British 10K) takes place this year on Sunday 21st July 2019 and #TeamDyspraxia is back!
After the amazing support for the Dyspraxia Foundation in 2018, we have decided to return to the streets of Central London and again enter our own team into the London 10K for 2019!
We are a forward-thinking charity who seek to involve service users in all that we do, and fundraising has a pivotal role to play in our future. Now, at a significant time in our development, we’re recruiting for a talented and experienced fundraising professional to join our team and take the lead on all nationwide fundraising activity.
The successful candidate, taking on the title of Fundraising Coordinator, will work in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Trustees, tasked with identifying new fundraising opportunities as well as developing new channels. The role will be broad, covering large grant applications, trust funds, community and corporate fundraising, aligning with the fundraising strategy. The role will predominantly be based at Dyspraxia Foundation HQ in Hitchin but comes with the opportunity for flexible working and is on a 24-month contract (but with the potential for extension).
To find out more, please view the job description and person specification. To apply, please send an up-to-date CV and covering letter outlining why this role is of interest to you and outlining what makes you a great candidate. This should be sent to Eleanor Howes, Chief Executive Officer, Dyspraxia Foundation, 8 West Alley, Hitchin, Herts, SG5 1EG or by email to email@example.com. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.
Closing date for applications: Thursday 31st January
Post: Fundraising Coordinator
Hours: 35 hours per week, Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm)
The Dyspraxia Foundation appreciates that dyspraxia/DCD is a life-long condition. In 2019, 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.
Please note that the Hitchin Office and helpline will close on Thursday, 20th December and reopen at 9am on Thursday, 3rd January 2019.
Our helpline will reopen on Tuesday, 8th January 2019 (01462 454986 9 -1pm or by email via the Helpline tab).
Support the Dyspraxia Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Appeal this Christmas!
More and more people are moving away from sending Christmas cards and are donating the money they would have spent on the cards and the postage.
The Dyspraxia Foundation would be delighted if you chose us to donate to this year.
Don’t forget to share it on Facebook/Twitter and all your social media channels!
Thank you very much for your kind support. Every penny raised will go towards our 30th Anniversary Appeal. #dyspraxia30
Mark Robinson: Representing adults with dyspraxia on the Board of Trustees