The 2.6 Challenge

Calling all home heroes!

As you are well aware, many fundraising events in the UK have been postponed or cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. Whilst we are all hopeful many of these will still go ahead later in the year, we’ve been left struggling to maintain our crucial services with reduced funding.

We’re calling on you to take on the challenge so together we can continue supporting our community and their families. Join the nation in this challenge on Sunday 26 April, which would have been the London Marathon. The challenge will be open after 26 April if you can’t do it on this day! ...read more

Facebook Live: Tuesday 21st April

We are delighted to be bringing you a FREE Facebook Live next week at 7pm on Tuesday 21st April.

Join Dr Sally Payne on a free Facebook Live for strategies on supporting children at home while schools are closed. You will be able to ask questions during the event, and we will answer as many as we can. ...read more

Centre for Youth & Education – Introduction to Dyspraxia

A wonderful new film which we are very proud to be part of. 

This is one of a suite of 12 short films made by the Centre for Education and Youth and Whole School SEND for the Department for Education. /
The films provide an introduction to different types of SEND for new teachers and a resource for others who want to refresh their knowledge. They give an insight into the experiences of pupils with SEND, as well as offering practical teaching tips, advice on a whole school approach and details of where to go for further information. ...read more

Vacancy on the Board of Trustees (Treasurer)

We are currently recruiting a qualified Accountant or Experienced Finance professional to join the Board of Trustees as Treasurer.  

The post is voluntary and would require visits to our offices in Hitchin on a regular basis and attendance at Meetings of the Board of Trustees held every 2 months, on a Saturday, usually in London.  The applicant should be familiar with SAGE Line 50 and used to preparing and monitoring cash flows and budgets. ...read more

New Information Sheet: Physical Activities

During this difficult time we would like to reassure you that we are doing our upmost to support our community.

We are proud to be releasing a new information sheet today, physical activities for children and young people. 

Our information sheet is packed full of ideas of keeping your child active after finishing their physiotherapy with additional information and guidance based on the latest Government advice for COVID-19.   ...read more

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