Dyspraxia Foundation working with Acas on neurodiversity in the workplace

Acas (the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) has published a new research study on ‘neurodiversity at work’, which the Dyspraxia Foundation contributed to last year.  The research seeks to identify policies and practices which help people with dyslexia, autism, dyspraxia and ADHD get work and flourish within a diverse workforce.  It is based on case studies of two organisations who are good practice employers, coupled with expert testimony from a number practitioners operating in the field, among them the Dyspraxia Foundation, the British Dyslexia Association, National Autistic Society and ADDISS.  Many of these practitioners have also contributed posts to a series of themed blogs to accompany the publication of the Acas research, including Sally Payne and Richard Todd, both Dyspraxia Foundation trustees.  You can read their blog entry here: http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=5864 ...read more

Need advice about dyspraxia and employment?

Need advice about dyspraxia and employment? As part of our awareness theme for Dyspraxia Awareness Week 2016 we are delighted to be sharing two new information sheets for you use.

Our new factsheet for those seeking employment and for those already in employment is now available to download. This includes useful information about when applying for work, disclosing your dyspraxia and helpful advice when you have employment. ...read more

Free Dyspraxia Profiler for adults during Dyspraxia Awareness Week

With 1 million adults having DCD/Dyspraxia in the UK and many not being aware of how to gain a diagnosis or practical support, thanks to Professor Amanda Kirby, Do-IT Solutions is launching a free screening tool for Dyspraxia/DCD Awareness Week 9th – 15th October 2016 in association with Dyspraxia Foundation in the UK and Dyspraxia Association in Ireland. ...read more

FREE book with every membership purchased in October!

Join this month to support our work and receive a delightful book of creative writing from young people with dyspraxia/DCD up to the age of 25 ‘My Life * Hopes and Dreams * Adventures’ A Dyspraxia Foundation publication of non-fiction, short stories and poems by young people in response to a Creative Writing Challenge, the contents demonstrate the fantastic creativity that is often hidden inside people with dyspraxia. Join now at our online shop http://dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/shopping/product-category/membership/  or call 01462 455016 ...read more

Celebrating Dyspraxia Event and Competitions

Are you a prolific poet ? or maybe a keen photographer?
Dyspraxia Foundation are delighted to launch two competitions. All entries will be displayed and judged at our Celebrating Dyspraxia event on 18th October 2016 in central London . Tickets just £20 per person (age 16 and over ) towards our fundraising campaign. See below poster for details of how to submit your entry.  Purchase your tickets from  http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/celebrating-dyspraxiadcd-tickets-810217883 ...read more

Appeal update 5th September

Our #dyspraxiaappeal is approaching £17,000 thanks to a range of donations and various campaigns which are being linked to our Call to Action appeal! Without your continued support we cannot continue to support and raise awareness of Dyspraxia. This week our appeal video was originally an exclusive to our members only page. Please share our appeal and video  and help us achieve our target! Thank you!
http://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/dyspraxia/appeal ...read more