Mark Robinson: Representing adults with dyspraxia on the Board of Trustees
Trustees’ Week: 12-16 November 2018
What are trustees? Trustees are the people in charge of a charity. They help to make the UK the sixth most giving country in the world. They play a vital role, volunteering their time and working together to make important decisions about the charity’s work.
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.
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.
A rare opportunity has arisen to join the small team in Hitchin, Herts at the Dyspraxia Foundation.
Dyspraxia Foundation Fundraising Coordinator
Based at 8 West Alley, Hitchin, Herts SG5 1EG
35 hours per week, Monday – Friday (9am – 5pm)
Salary: £25K Type of post: Fixed Term for 24 months (potential for extension)
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.
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.
The Dyspraxia Foundation is looking to increase the strength and representation of the trustees in the following areas.
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.
Jessica Saunders, a post-graduate student at the University of Surrey is conducting an experiment on children of ages 7-12. If you are interested please download the forms below and send them back to Jessica.
For the final time, you can come join #TeamDyspraxia at the Virgin Westminster 10k on Sunday 15th July 2018.
This is the last year that the Dyspraxia Foundation will be taking part in this event, you are free to enter yourself from 2019 and support the charity that way, but this will be the final year that the charity will be sending down support. Keep an eye open for information on our fully supported race – Parallel London – which will be posted once the details of this years event have been confirmed.
We are proud to announce our annual AGM/London Conference takes place this year on Saturday 23rd June! Taking place in London, overlooking the River Thames and the Tower of London or annual London conference brings speakers, workshops for adults and youth and the chance to speak to those directly in the field of Dyspraxia/DCD.