Penny Bellis represented drivers with dyspraxia at a recent consultation on new driving test

On behalf of the Dyspraxia Foundation, on Thursday 12th November 2015, I attended a disability consultation by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency at the Driver Training Academy at Cardington, Bedfordshire.

I enjoyed meeting both the DVSA staff and the other delegates.  The presentation was given by driving test examiners, who were good company and very approachable.  The other delegates were from organisations representing people with cerebral palsy, the deaf, autism and chronic regional pain syndrome. more

Parietal and cerebellar control of reaching and grasping and its dysfunction in developmental coordination disorder.

Ethics Approval Number: 653

We are looking for children aged 8-10 to come and take part in our study at the University of Nottingham. For more information, please contact Blandine French on

This is an invitation to take part in a research study on the reaching and grasping of both typically developing children, and children with developmental coordination disorder (DCD). The project aims to investigate children’s ability to make quick changes in direction when reaching to grasp an object. more

University of East London Research Project October 2015

University of East London

Cass School of Education and Communities

Stratford Campus

Water Lane

London E15 4LZ

if you are interested in participating in this research please contact

Casey Edmonds

0208 2236417

0751 6664645

University Research Ethics Committee

If you have any queries regarding the conduct of the program in which you are being asked to participate, please contact: more

Funky Friday 16th October 2015

16th October 2015

“Is it a battle of the sexes?”

This year, the national awareness campaign tackles a growing issue of girls, teenagers and young women ‘slipping through the net’, in terms of early diagnosis. Such a delay (although, many struggle through school, university and even in the workplace, without ever receiving a diagnosis) can have a huge impact on these lives of women and their families. more

Managing Anxiety – Advice Sheet for adults and teenagers

Anxiety is a common and recurring theme amongst people with dyspraxia – a Dyspraxia Foundation survey in 2014 found that 40% of people with dyspraxia aged 13-19 years felt anxious ‘all the time’. Anxiety is the term we use to describe feelings of unease, fear or worry. It is a normal response to a frightening or unknown situation such as attending a job interview or preparing for exams. Feelings of anxiety can range from feeling slightly nervous to something completely debilitating unless it is recognised and managed appropriately. more

New Dyspraxia Foundation logo incorporates DCD

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. more

Dyspraxia Awareness Week (11-17 October) – A message to the press from celebrity patron, Jamie Lambert

Most people take for granted the fact that they can do simple tasks such as walking up and down stairs, getting dressed, throwing a ball or even mastering the art of handwriting! However, for the thousands of adults and children in the UK living with Dyspraxia/Developmental Coordination Disorder, day-to-day life can be a real struggle. more