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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. ...read 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).   ...read more

Awareness Week Website Technical Issues

Whilst we are actively looking to resolve some technical issues with our website, please feel free to look around the rest of our website for more information on Dyspraxia/DCD. Our Awareness Week Case Studies are available to view on this website, including our new Help Sheet for Parents on Anxiety.

Research Participants: Oxford Brookes University

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: k.wilmut@brookes.ac.uk and we can provide you with more information.

IT Notice: E-Mail System Upgrade

Over the next 72 hours we are upgrading our e-mail systems to better serve our community and streamline the efficency at our head office. We expect no issues, and we believe no e-mail messages sent to us over the next few days will be lost, but please bear with us during this period of transition. If there are any complications we will post this on our website and via social media.

London AGM & 30th Anniversary Conference

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.

Trustee Vacancy : Education

The Dyspraxia Foundation is looking to increase the strength and representation of the trustees in the following areas.

Education Trustee

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.
Dyspraxia Foundation
8 West Alley
Hitchin
Herts SG5 1EG

01463 455016 or admin@dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk

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