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Has Dyspraxia ever been a challenge or a benefit in your work in the UK?

How have your colleagues supported you? Are organisations designed for those who think differently?

This new research explores these questions and looks to describe neurodiverse individual’s career progression and experiences at work. If you would like to help shape this research or have any questions please get in touch with Grace Brown at more

Dyspraxia Foundation supports I CAN call to better support children and young people with SLCN.

In an open letter to Downing Street, over 60 organisations have urged the Government to do more to support the more than 10% of children and young people in the UK who have speech, language and communication needs.

The call has been made after the 1st Anniversary Report of Bercow: Ten Years On – an independent review of the state of provision in England for children with speech, language and communication needs,published on 6 March 2019, found that while there has been encouraging and welcome action over the past year, children and young people with communication needs are still not getting the support they need. more

Join #TeamDyspraxia at the London 10K this July!

Our allocation is now SOLD OUT!

But don’t panic, there are still places available directly from Virgin Sport!
Simply secure your place directly with Virgin Sport using the link above and drop us an e-mail of your entry to and we will keep you up to date for our plans on the day, our cheering point on route and where to meet us afterwards for a well deserved post-race gathering and presentations – so please still join us this July! Remember to start your fundraising using Virgin Money Giving – see the details below – and start fundraising today! more

Dyspraxia Foundation Job Vacancy : Fundraising Coordinator

2018 marked the 30th anniversary of the Dyspraxia Foundation, the UK’s only charity dedicated to raising awareness of dyspraxia, a neurological condition affecting fine and/or gross motor skills. We have achieved so much over the last three decades and aspire to create a sustainable future for our charity by building on our reputation and performance. We want to grow our offering and develop our capabilities, so that every donation we receive enables us to achieve that little bit more, from promoting better diagnostic and treatment facilities for those who have dyspraxia, to helping education and health professionals to assist those with dyspraxia, to doing all we can to promote awareness and understanding of dyspraxia throughout society.

We are a forward-thinking charity who seek to involve service users in all that we do, and fundraising has a pivotal role to play in our future. Now, at a significant time in our development, we’re recruiting for a talented and experienced fundraising professional to join our team and take the lead on all nationwide fundraising activity.

The successful candidate, taking on the title of Fundraising Coordinator, will work in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Trustees, tasked with identifying new fundraising opportunities as well as developing new channels. The role will be broad, covering large grant applications, trust funds, community and corporate fundraising, aligning with the fundraising strategy.  The role will predominantly be based at Dyspraxia Foundation HQ in Hitchin but comes with the opportunity for flexible working and is on a 24-month contract (but with the potential for extension).

To find out more, please view the job description and person specification. To apply, please send an up-to-date CV and covering letter outlining why this role is of interest to you and outlining what makes you a great candidate. This should be sent to Eleanor Howes, Chief Executive Officer, Dyspraxia Foundation, 8 West Alley, Hitchin, Herts, SG5 1EG or by email to Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 31st January

Post:                      Fundraising Coordinator

Hours:                   35 hours per week, Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm) more

Dyspraxia Awareness Week 2019 – Higher/Further Education and Adults

This survey is now closed. Everything to do with Dyspraxia Awareness Week can be found on our dedicated page;

The Dyspraxia Foundation appreciates that dyspraxia/DCD is a life-long condition. In 2019, 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. more

Christmas & New Year Opening Hours

Please note that the Hitchin Office and helpline will close on Thursday, 20th December and reopen at 9am on Thursday, 3rd January 2019

Our helpline will reopen on Tuesday, 8th January 2019 (01462 454986 9 -1pm or by email via the Helpline tab). more

Dyspraxia Foundation 30th Anniversary – Christmas Cards

Support the Dyspraxia Foundation’s 30th Anniversary Appeal this Christmas!

More and more people are moving away from sending Christmas cards and are donating the money they would have spent on the cards and the postage.

The Dyspraxia Foundation would be delighted if you chose us to donate to this year.

Don’t forget to share it on Facebook/Twitter and all your social media channels!

Thank you very much for your kind support.  Every penny raised will go towards our 30th Anniversary Appeal.  #dyspraxia30

Season’s Greetings.

Dyspraxia Awareness Week 2018 – Thank You!

Eleanor Howes, CEO and Sophie Kayani, Chair of Trustees would like to thank our members and supporters for making Dyspraxia Awareness Week 2018 such a great success. Our focus during the week was specifically on the teenage years and their mental health. We saw some very moving case studies shared and were contacted by many people thanking us for sharing. Thanks goes to the parents and teenagers who were willing to highlight their stories, it’s not always easy to be so honest and open. We were extremely lucky that media coverage increased dramatically this year due to the co-incidence of the new Doctor Who series featuring a character, Ryan who has dyspraxia/DCD. This has given us the platform to increase awareness amongst the general public and improve understanding of the condition, which can only be a good thing.

Our thanks also goes to our dedicated Youth Group who have been extremely supportive, willing and open to discuss all things dyspraxia. We’ve now appointed three Youth Champions Imogen Rowe, Tim Trivizas and Natalie Williams who will work with us over the coming year to continue to raise awareness.

Finally, our focus for 2019 will be Adults. Please keep an eye out for a request from our Trustee and Adult Representative Mark Robinson with how you can get involved and help us shape the specific topics Adults would like to see covered during next year’s awareness week.

Thank you
Sophie Kayani and Eleanor Howes