Emma Lewell-Buck MP and the Dyspraxia Foundation
Host a reception in the Thames Pavilion, Houses of Parliament
On Wednesday, 14th October to mark
Dyspraxia Awareness Week (11 – 17 October 2015)
Dyspraxia – is it a battle of the sexes?
The Dyspraxia Foundation updated the definition of dyspraxia earlier this year to incorporate the current terminology of Developmental Coordination Disorder (D.C.D.) used internationally by researchers and in the medical profession. The Trustees felt that the Dyspraxia Foundation should use the term within the logo to ensure consistency and to reflect the fact that the terms are often used interchangeably.
Some issues are different for girls than for guys. As each person with dyspraxia has a unique profile of strengths and difficulties, the strategies that work will vary from individual to individual.
We hope you find some new ideas here!
We are fast approaching the end of year 2 of our 3 year project. ‘Dyspraxia Diffusion’ funded by the Big Lottery Fund to employ a full time Information Officer and offer a vital Helpline Service. Lisa McCarthy and trained volunteers are busy answering calls and emails from 9 -5, Monday to Friday but there are still parents, adults with dyspraxia, health and education professionals and employers who do not know we are here ready to help. You can help by downloading an A4 poster or A3 poster and putting up in your local school, surgeries, hospitals, parent groups, places of work, or anywhere people will see it.
Keep the 14th May 2016 free!
Following our very successful Spring Ball in 2014 we are holding another glittering evening at the Royal Garden Hotel, South Kensington, London.
Tickets are £130 and can be purchased from the Hitchin office (Tel: 01462 455016 ) or download your booking form here
There are a number of new factsheets available exclusively in our Members Only section, if you’re a member login, or join us now to see them. Topics include, Helping children with dyspraxia to stay calm, Helping students with exams and more…..
The Dyspraxia Foundation teams up with local Rotary Club to distribute specialist book to promote awareness of the condition
Hitchin-based charity, the Dyspraxia Foundation is delighted to announce that over 200 schools in the Hertfordshire area will be receiving a free, educational resource for the start of next term!
Jamie Lambert from award winning “classical boy band” unveiled as a new patron for the Dyspraxia Foundation
The Dyspraxia Foundation – the only national charity in the UK dedicated to raising awareness of dyspraxia and championing the needs of people living with the condition – is hitting the high notes this week with the news that it has recruited its first ever celebrity ambassador!