Youth Workshop – 12th October 2019

We are proud to be announcing our 3rd event in 2019 aimed at 16-25 year olds. This will be taking place in Birmingham on Saturday 12th October at the Jurys Inn, Broad Street.

Our youth events are for young people (16-25) with Dyspraxia only, if you require a friend or relative to drop you/pick you up please contact us on youth@dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk We will provide full directions to the venue, and one of our youth champions will be at New Street Station at some point in the morning to bring people to the venue as a group, details will be made to those who have paid nearer to the date. ...read more

Dyspraxia – Cognition, Sensory Processing and Coordination.

…. with the Dyspraxic Doctor, Dr Emma Tremaine.

Location: Penventon Park Hotel, West End, Redruth
When: Tuesday 26th November 2019 – 6:30 – 8:30pm

Dyspraxia can affect cognitive skills and how the brain plans, processes and responds to information. Emma will discuss everything from supporting learning and confidence with motor tasks in both children and adults, to understanding and managing difficulties with organisation, planning and working memory.

Coordination, balance and posture will also be discussed, as well as muscle tone and why Dyspraxic individuals may ache and be more prone to injuring themselves.

Importantly, we will also look at the strengths and positives of Dyspraxia too! You will leave with some ideas for simple strategies to help yourself or those you support with Dyspraxia to thrive at home, in education and in the workplace. ...read more

Open Letter

Below is an open reply, from our chair Sophie Kayani, to a request from Peter Guest to support his initiative to raise money to support individuals to have a Dyspraxia/DCD diagnosis. 

As always we are impressed with your enthusiasm and endeavours to support people with Dyspraxia/DCD. You know that diagnosis is on our priority list and is one of the features of our focus for 2019-20. Diagnosis of Dyspraxia/DCD is complex, led mainly by the medical profession in childhood and then in later years the majority of diagnosis is carried out by psychologists or specialist teachers. ...read more

**SOLD OUT** Dyspraxia Devon & Cornwall – September Event

Our Devon & Cornwall local group are hosting another exciting event with Dr Emma Tremaine – The Dyspraxic Doctor – on Anxiety, Mental Health and Well being! The event takes place on Tuesday 17th September and members of the Foundation can attend for just £8! (a 50% discount!)
If you aren’t a member please join us today, to get great members features including discounts to our events across the country!
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London Conference & AGM

Thank you to everyone who came on Saturday to our AGM and London Conference. Over 100 delegates came to central London at our generous hosts Norton Rose Fulbright to spend a day with our expert speakers and each other!

New Adult Representative – We are excited to announce that your new adult representative, as voted by members of the Dyspraxia Foundation, was announced to be Alice Hewson. We will share a welcome message and details on how to contact her in the coming week! ...read more

Awareness Week 2019 – Adult Diagnosis Survey

Our annual national campaign ‘Dyspraxia Awareness Week’ – set to take place between the 6th – 12th October – shall focus on Further and Higher Education and Dyspraxia in Adulthood.

We are conducting a survey for adults (those aged 18+) for those who either have a formal diagnosis of dyspraxia (or developmental coordination disorder – DCD) and those who believe they have dyspraxia/DCD but who do not have a formal diagnosis.
Information from this survey will be used to create media stories during Dyspraxia Awareness Week (6-12th October 2019) and in other materials produced by the organisation to raise awareness of dyspraxia in adulthood. ...read more

Introducing Amazon Smile

I’m sure many of our visitors and supporters shop online, many of you probably use Amazon! We can now announce that we’ve been added to the Amazon Smile program! For every purchase you make on Amazon, they will donate a small amount direct to the Dyspraxia Foundation at no additional cost to your purchase! ...read more

You are amazing! £31k for 30 years!!

You smashed it! You absolutely smashed our aim to raise £30,000 for 30 years! Huge thanks to all those who raised funds from cake sales, running, cycling, swimming, sky diving, hiking, fantasy football, giving up alcohol and even a rickshaw challenge from Goa to Mumbai and an ever increasing number of birthday donations on Facebook. We are delighted to announce that, with your help we reached an amazing £31,654.34 as we closed the appeal on 31st May. ...read more