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Dyspraxia Awareness Week – Day 2 – Case Study 2

Day 2 of Dyspraxia Awareness Week continues,  a reminder that we released our Adult Survey results today and we are calling for an equality of access to diagnostic assessments.

We are also proud to share our second case study of the day, and our third so far this week! We sharing the voices of adults with dyspraxia in their own words. This case study is from Robert, a 62 year old from Scotland who has yet to have a formal diagnosis of Dyspraxia. ...read more

Dyspraxia Awareness Week – Day 2 – Case Study

It’s Day 2 of Dyspraxia Awareness Week, if you haven’t noticed we released our Adult Survey results today and we are calling for an equality of access to diagnostic assessments.

We are also proud to share our second case study. Voices of adults with dyspraxia in their own words. This case study is from Alison, a 54 year old from Hampshire who got diagnosed in the Summer of 2018! ...read more

Dyspraxia in adults: a neglected and hidden disability

Third of Adults seeking an assessment for dyspraxia were told that their GP could not help


Campaign calls for equality of access to diagnostic assessments for adults likely to have dyspraxia

Dyspraxia Foundation this week announces findings from a new survey which reveals a startling inequality of access to diagnostic assessments for adults likely to have dyspraxia – a form of developmental coordination disorder that can also affect planning, organisation and speech.

Around 3% of the adult population are thought to have dyspraxia, but a lack of diagnostic pathways means that dyspraxia often remains unrecognised in people who were not diagnosed as children.

The nationwide survey of almost 1500 adults highlighted the frustrating and distressing impact of poor awareness of dyspraxia in adulthood and the lack of diagnostic pathways for people whose difficulties were not recognised as children. ...read more

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

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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