Oxford Brooks University – Research

The lived experience of road crossing in adults and children with Developmental Coordination Disorder / Dyspraxia

At Oxford Brookes University we are looking for adults (16+ years) with DCD / dyspraxia and parents of children with DCD / Dyspraxia to complete our questionnaire about road-crossing experiences. We would also like to hear from children with DCD / Dyspraxia but we need to hear from their parents first. ...read more

England prop Ellis Genge is the rough diamond from a tough working-class neighbourhood in Bristol

Thanks to Chris Foy in the Daily Mail today for doing a special report on Leicester and England Rugby Union start Ellis Genge, including a quote from our own CEO Eleanor Howes!

Eddie Jones has often depicted Ellis Genge as an emerging rugby role model and he has been heralded as a ‘Robin Hood’ figure following his Calcutta Cup-winning exploits for England at Murrayfield.

The Leicester prop scored the try which propelled his side to victory over Scotland. Then he spoke in typically forthright manner, delivering a riposte to critics of England and those who condemned team-mate Lewis Ludlam for fired-up pre-match rhetoric. ...read more

New Memberships – Backlog

A huge thank you to everyone who has decided to become a member of the foundation over the last month or so. 

Due to our recent staffing issues at HQ we are still working on the back log of our new members. We will have a full cohort of staff working at the office from Monday 3rd February and if you are waiting to here from us about your membership you should at some point after this date. ...read more

Participants Needed! – John Moore’s University

Participants Needed!

Researchers at Liverpool John Moore’s University (LJMU) are seeking children aged between 8 and 16 years old diagnosed or suspected as having DCD to take part in a research study.

The study uses motion capture and eye-tracking technology to assess how children with DCD move and where they look during walking and stair negotiation tasks. ...read more

Universal Music launches neurodiversity handbook

Universal Music UK has today, published the first handbook specifically for the Creative Industries, embracing neurodiversity. We’d like to thank Richard Todd, Trustee for Employment at the Dyspraxia Foundation for his involvement in the Handbook and in particular for highlighting the need for neuro-diverse policies and practices in the workplace. You can view the handbook via:
https://www.umusic.co.uk/creative-differences ...read more

Facebook Live – 22nd January 2020

Continuing our Year of the Adult, we are bringing you another FREE facebook live with Jake Hobson on Wednesday 22nd January!

Jake has kindly agreed to host another Facebook Live on our page – https://www.facebook.com/dyspraxiafoundation on Wednesday, 22nd January at 7pm for approximately 30 minutes.

The live chat will focus on =&0=& focussing on some of the issues below:

·         How to start a conversation around reasonable adjustments?
·         What adjustments are employees entitled to?
·         Examples of reasonable adjustments
·         What to do if your company is not supportive?

We hope you can join Jake next Wednesday for this event!

News from the Hitchin Team

As we close 2019, we have to share a sad farewell to two members of our Hitchin Office.

Sadly, we will be operating with a skeleton crew as we start 2020 as we say good bye and good luck at the end of this year to Alex Bettey who leaves to take some time out and to Jo Webb who has been offered her dream job working with horses.

Both have been very much part of the Hitchin Team and will be greatly missed but we wish them well and hope they will not be strangers at 8 West Alley.  ...read more

Festive Opening Hours

The Dyspraxia Foundation head office closes at the end of business hours on Friday 20th December 2019.

Head Office and our Help line will reopen on Tuesday 7th January 2020. 

If you require any support during the festive period, you can e-mail our help line who will pick up your request upon returning in January. Alternatively you can reach out across our Social Media channels on Facebook or Twitter ...read more