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.
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.
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).
Mark Robinson: Representing adults with dyspraxia on the Board of Trustees
Coordination dynamics in adults and children with and without Developmental Coordination Disorder
At Oxford Brookes University we are looking for children with Developmental Coordination Disorder/dyspraxia aged from 9-15years to take part in our study. We are interested in exactly how children co-ordinate different parts of their body, their arms with their legs with their trunk etc. To do this we are asking families to come along to our lab at Oxford Brookes and to have their movement recorded while performing a fun pedalling task.
The session will take about an hour and we will give you £15.00 to compensate for your time and up to £5 for travel expenses.
If you are interested in taking part please do contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org and we can provide you with more information.
We are looking forward to welcoming over 150 delegates to our 30th Anniversary Conference – taking place on Saturday 23rd June at our wonderful hosts Norton Rose Fulbright in Central London.
Everyone who has booked a place will have received an e-mail and those who have chosen a digital delegate pack will be able to download their pack from our website now. Those who have requested a paper copy will receive their pack when registering at the venue. Doors open at 10.00am, the nearest mainline station is London Bridge, the entrance to the venue is on Tooley Street.
Those on socialmedia, please get involved!
Tweet us @dyspraxiafdtn and @dyspraxiayouth – use the #Dyspraxia and #Dyspraxia30 – post pictures on Instagram and tag us @dyspraxiafoundation – we will be fully involved on socialmedia throughout the day!
We look forward to welcoming you to our event, please speak to any member of the Dyspraxia Foundation on the day for more information, its set to be an exciting, thoughtful and inspirational day for everyone attending.
We are looking for an individual who has strong experience in special needs education. An ideal candidate would have direct experience of working in an education institution and understand the current issues, policies and practice surrounding special needs provision and DSA support. An educational psychology qualification or SpLD practising or assessment qualifications would be ideal.
Working with our existing education panel, the education trustee has the opportunity to guide charity’s support offering to the education sector, parents and students.
The Education Trustee would oversee the Dyspraxia Foundation’s contribution to national policy through response to consultation and making representation to government on the needs of students with dyspraxia/DCD.
Interested parties should contact:
Eleanor Howes C.E.O.
8 West Alley
Herts SG5 1EG
01463 455016 or email@example.com