Dyspraxia Week 2021

Primary & Secondary Education

10th - 16th October 2021

Join in with the conversation with #dyspraxia21

Live Event - Monday 11th - 7pm 

Barbara Perry

Experienced SEN teacher/consultant for children and young people with a range of challenges. Barbara is a past trustee of the Dyspraxia Foundation and an extremely popular speaker, bringing a wide range of resources. Barbara's Facebook live will be full of hints and tips for using everyday items as a resource at home and at school

Live Event - Tuesday 12th - 7pm 

Jude Taylor

Jude is a Class Teacher and SENCO at Woodley School and College - a Specialist Provision for Autistic Pupils in Huddersfield. She is also Dyspraxic.

This presentation is helpful for educators and parents. It focuses on some of the developmental differences and characteristics of Dyspraxia/DCD that teachers may notice in the students they teach. It will explore some practical, achievable intervention strategies teachers can use in their own classrooms.

Live Event - Wednesday 13th - 7pm 

Jake Hobson

As part of Dyspraxia Week, join our Chair Sophie and our DEI Advisor, Jake as they explore the concept of bias, understand how they impact inclusion and what you can do to overcome your own implicit biases.

Announcing the Launch of Dyspraxia Week 2021 – focusing on the urgent need to improve support for children with dyspraxia in UK primary and secondary schools.

 It is a little-known fact that Dyspraxia affects 6% of the population. Following the most challenging of times for all children in primary and secondary schools, the Dyspraxia Foundation is using this year’s Dyspraxia Week – 10th to 16th October  - to urge the teaching professionals to find out more about how to support children with dyspraxia who continue to fall ‘under the radar’ and miss out on vital support in schools.

Click here to read our full press statement. 

Play Your Part in Dyspraxia Week 2021 - October 10th – 16th October 

We’d love you to get involved with Dyspraxia Week this year. We really need your help to raise maximise opportunities to raise awareness of dyspraxia, which is still a poorly understood and sometimes overlooked condition, whilst raising much-needed funds to support our vital work. All funds raised will enable us to continue supporting people affected by dyspraxia, at every stage in life.

Whether you have dyspraxia, are a family member, carer, empower, friend, professional or anything else, together, we can work to improve the future for people affected by dyspraxia.

Here are some ideas as to how you can get involved during this Dyspraxia Week:

Attend our Facebook Live events during the week.
Full details to be finalised soon but please *like* our Facebook page for notifications at: https://www.facebook.com/dyspraxiafoundation/

Become a Member 

Join us by becoming a member and add your voice to ours. Our work is financed entirely through donations and members subscriptions. The more support we have, the more we can support the tens of thousands of people who have dyspraxia. Membership starts from as little as £3 a month. Join here.

Commit to give support to people with dyspraxia and their families  

We are always looking for new volunteer coordinators to set up and lead our local groups for families and individuals. Take the opportunity of marking Dyspraxia Week and express your interest and contact Lisa about leading a group today.

Become a Friend of Dyspraxia 

Demand for our services is increasing and to continue our work we need support from people like you. By being part of our Friends scheme, simply by donating anything from £5 per month, you’ll be helping us to plan for the future with confidence, and to continue providing lifechanging advice and guidance to all those in need. Sign up here.

Donate your Car 

Donate your car in support of us with GiveACar. They’ll collect your vehicle, free of charge, and donate the proceeds to us. Complete this form and don’t forget to nominate us as the chosen charity.

Join our Lottery 

Our weekly lottery helps us to gain support and raise valuable funds, whilst giving players the chance to win a big cash prize. You can play for as little as £1 per week and 50p of every £1 you play is guaranteed to go straight to the Dyspraxia Foundation! So, for every £1 you play each week, you’ll have another chance to win prizes of up to £25,000. Don’t delay, join today! 

Pledge to undertake a fundraising challenge 
Dyspraxia Week provides you with the perfect opportunity to make a public commitment to raise vital funds and take on a challenge for the Dyspraxia Foundation. Living with dyspraxia can certainly be challenging and we are asking you, your friends, family, and/or colleagues to join with us and tell the world about dyspraxia by pledging to take on a fundraising challenge.  Whether it is the challenge of baking a cake for the first time, taking up knitting, skydiving out of a plane or doing your first 5k, 10k or marathon - you can either do your event doing Dyspraxia Week or make a pledge to take up a fundraising or sporting challenge later in the year. Tell us about your idea by emailing Vanessa,  finance@dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk and let us know how we can help. Good luck!  

Spread the Word!  

Play your part in Dyspraxia Week by sharing our Facebook posts and tweets with your friends, families, and colleagues. Share your posts and photos using the hashtag #dyspraxia21 and include @DyspraxiaFdtn.

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