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Research Participants Required

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 grace.brown@ashridge.hult.edu ...read 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. ...read more

Join #TeamDyspraxia at the London 10K this July!

It’s back, it’s bigger than ever, and it has a new name! The Virgin Sport ASICS London 10K (Formally the British 10K) takes place this year on Sunday 21st July 2019 and #TeamDyspraxia is back!

After the amazing support for the Dyspraxia Foundation in 2018, we have decided to return to the streets of Central London and again enter our own team into the London 10K for 2019! ...read 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 admin@dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk. 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)
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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.

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