On 26th July, the Dyspraxia Foundation called for Case Studies from adults living with dyspraxia to support Dyspraxia Awareness Week, 6 – 12th October 2019.
Thank you to the 40 adults who responded and kindly gave their consent for us to share their personal story to highlight this year’s campaign which focusses on dyspraxia in adulthood.
The case study form included several questions about the individual, their diagnosis and experience of living with the condition. Here are some of the comments in answer to the question ‘How would you like to see things change for adults with dyspraxia?’
Can you honestly believe it, it’s Day 7 of awareness week already! It goes without saying that Dyspraxia Awareness is 24/7, 365 days a year – but it’s important that for one week a year we all come together and shout as loud as we can!
Our thanks to Dr Judith Gentle and our Dyspraxia Foundation Youth Champion Imogen Rowe for producing this first draft of a useful information sheet on Driving with Dyspraxia.
This is a working document which we aim to develop further.
Living with dyspraxia as an adult can make it difficult to work, do chores, drive and much more. It can also make it difficult to manage your finances. As part of Dyspraxia Awareness Week, we have an exclusive guide from the Money Advice Service, discussing how people affected by Dyspraxia can manage their money.
We are rolling into Day 6 of #dyspraxia19, still focusing on Independent Living today. As always we are proud to bring to you get another of our popular case studies.
Today we bring you Holly, 24, from Surrey who was diagnosed with Dyspraxia at 16 by CAMHS.
Day 5 of #dyspraxia19 launches another information sheet from the Dyspraxia Foundation. We are pleased to have pooled together a range of apps for your mobile device as recommended by other adults! The range of apps will help with navigation, organisation, mental health and voice to text. A big thank you goes out to Pete Guest for putting this all together for us in this amazing format!
After Tuesday’s successful Facebook Live with Jake Hobson, today we are bringing you yet another!
You can catch chair Sophie Kayani and recent elected adult representative Alice Hewson from 8.00pm discussing all this Dyspraxia. As always there will be opportunities to answer questions during the live event.
Facebook Live is free to watch, simply visit our Facebook Page.
Thursday means we’re into Day 5 of #Dyspraxia19! Today starts our focus on Independent Living
Today’s case study brings you the story of Paul, 40 from the Netherlands who was diagnosed with Dyspraxia in his early 30s.
We continue our Wednesday focus on Further and Higher Education.
We’ve produced a fact sheet for anyone involved in Post-16 education (16+) with some hints, tips and advice and more!
As with all our fact sheets, Every effort has been made to verify the accuracy of items in our fact sheets, however users are urged to check independently on matters of specific interest. The Dyspraxia Foundation encourages the reproduction and distribution of this fact sheet. If portions of the text are cited, appropriate reference must be made. Fact sheets may not be reprinted for the purpose of resale
How is it Day 4 of Awareness Week already? On Wednesday of Awareness Week 2019 we are focusing on Further and Higher Education.
#Dyspraxia19 continues with one of our popular case studies. Wednesday brings you the story of Grace, 23 from Somerset who was diagnosed with Dyspraxia at the age of 18.