Dyspraxia Foundation News

Dyspraxia Foundation Head Office – Closed

Following Government guidance issued earlier this week, the Dyspraxia Foundation have closed their offices for the health and safety of their volunteers and administration team until further notice.   The Hitchin Team will be working remotely from home to ensure our services, news and information continues to be available to our members and our wider community.  Trustees are closely monitoring the outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) and continuously assessing its potential impact on our operations, meetings, training and other events. ...read more

Adult Conference – Update

We are sad to announce that due to the ongoing, and dynamic situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) we have taken the decision to postpone our planned Adult Conference in Newcastle on Saturday 16th May.

We are committed to hosting another dedicated adult conference following on from the success in October 2019.  We will confirm a date in the Autumn as soon as possible. ...read more

Oxford Brooks University – Research

The lived experience of road crossing in adults and children with Developmental Coordination Disorder / Dyspraxia

At Oxford Brookes University we are looking for adults (16+ years) with DCD / dyspraxia and parents of children with DCD / Dyspraxia to complete our questionnaire about road-crossing experiences. We would also like to hear from children with DCD / Dyspraxia but we need to hear from their parents first. ...read more

England prop Ellis Genge is the rough diamond from a tough working-class neighbourhood in Bristol

Thanks to Chris Foy in the Daily Mail today for doing a special report on Leicester and England Rugby Union start Ellis Genge, including a quote from our own CEO Eleanor Howes!

Eddie Jones has often depicted Ellis Genge as an emerging rugby role model and he has been heralded as a ‘Robin Hood’ figure following his Calcutta Cup-winning exploits for England at Murrayfield.

The Leicester prop scored the try which propelled his side to victory over Scotland. Then he spoke in typically forthright manner, delivering a riposte to critics of England and those who condemned team-mate Lewis Ludlam for fired-up pre-match rhetoric. ...read more

New Memberships – Backlog

A huge thank you to everyone who has decided to become a member of the foundation over the last month or so. 

Due to our recent staffing issues at HQ we are still working on the back log of our new members. We will have a full cohort of staff working at the office from Monday 3rd February and if you are waiting to here from us about your membership you should at some point after this date. ...read more

Participants Needed! – John Moore’s University

Participants Needed!

Researchers at Liverpool John Moore’s University (LJMU) are seeking children aged between 8 and 16 years old diagnosed or suspected as having DCD to take part in a research study.

The study uses motion capture and eye-tracking technology to assess how children with DCD move and where they look during walking and stair negotiation tasks. ...read more