Dyspraxia Awareness Week 2015 Events

Wednesday 14th October

1pm – 4.30pm Exploring Neuro-diverse natures

The talk will be delivered by Monique Craine, a short-listed ‘Positive Role Model’ (disability) nominee for the National Diversity Awards UK, the Vice Chair of Autistic UK, member of the Powys Dyslexia Support Group and a popular blogger on neuro-diverse matters.

Come and see Monique talk about her own personal journey through neuro-diversity to gain insight and understanding of this little known difference called DYSPRAXIA and how it can affect individuals

Tickets cost £5 with all profit going to Dyspraxia Foundation


Tuesday 13th October

“Dyspraxia or is it DCD”

Volunteer Local Group Coordinator Della Shanahan will be talking to up to 30 primary school teaching assistants at a network meeting run by Elmbridge School Partnership in Surrey

7pm – 9.30pm – Living and Learning with dyspraxia: with Rosie Edmondson and Jessica Starns

Fairley House School
220 Lambeth Road

This is a fantastic chance to hear from Rosie Edmondson author of the Think Outside of the Cardboard Box blog and a campaigner for awareness and understanding of dyspraxia and also the fantastic Jessica Starns who is the founder of the Dyspraxic Me programme that provides training and support to 18-25 year olds with dyspraxia.

We suggest a donation of £10 for non-members of the Dyspraxia Foundation and £6 for members.


 Stage Door Academy, a small theatre group in Goole (Yorkshire) will be dressing up to celebrate ‘Funky Tuesday’ as they don’t meet on Fridays


Monday 12th October

10am – DF Trustee and Paediatric Occupational Therapist Sally Payne interview on BBC Radio 4 ‘Women’s Hour listen to the podcast here http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b007qlvb/episodes/downloads

1pm -2.30pm – ‘Removing disabling barriers to reach full potential’ a workshop for adults with dyspraxia at Trafford CIL, Marshall House, 2 Park Avenue, Sale, M33 6HE. For further details contact Janet Taylor or Ruth Malkin on 0161 6800645 or email j.taylor@traffordcil.co.uk

1.15pm – DF General Manager Eleanor Howes and Tom , a young adult with dyspraxia, talk to BBC 3 Counties Radio. listen here http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/bbc_three_counties_radio

6pm – 8pm – Talents Hairdressers at 93 Bancroft, Hitchin, SG5 1NQ , Tel 01462 437687 will be hosting a cheese and wine evening, to help raise money and awareness about the Dyspraxia Foundation, the amazing work they do into the research and support they provide for the family and individuals affected by this rarely spoken about condition. We will have on display for sale some fantastic new pieces from artist Colin Veitch, with 25% of any sales going towards the foundation, as well as a raffle of prizes that have been donated from across the town.
We will also have a representative from the foundation here to help answer any questions you may have. So come down and join us on Monday to help raise some money for this well deserving cause.

Many thanks to Hitchin TV for joining Dyspraxia Foundation last night at Talents Hairdressers, Hitchin for a fundraising art exhibition with cheese & wine – Information Officer Lisa McCarthy chats with Ray about the Foundation and dyspraxia http://www.hitchintv.co.uk/dyspraxia-foundation-at-talents…/

 7pm – 8pm – Join Professor Amanda Kirby tonight as she presents a free Dyspraxia webinar for Dyspraxia Awareness Week
Register at: http://dotr.im/12Oct15

Saturday 10th October – To really kick things off,’Dyspraxic Me’ will be taking over a London pop up shop with this special interactive art workshop, to explore new ways of raising awareness of Dyspraxia.


11 Market Way – Chrisp Street. Poplar. London E14 6AH GB

12:30 to 16:30
• Come and collaborate with dyspraxic artist Chloe Spicer to create an audio
archive recording our experiences of dyspraxia…
• …And we’ll use this to make a unique dyspraxia soundtrack for our multi
sensory silent disco!
• We’ll be getting crafty with the party decorations
• And we’ll be thinking about how to raise awareness in future – with the
first step being to document this workshop for youtube.

This will be a flexible workshop, so feel free to stay for the full
afternoon or to pop in and out:

Rough timetable:
12.30-13.00 Intro
13.00-15.15 Making the archive soundtrack and decorations
15.15-16.00 Party!
16.00- How to raise awareness in the future?
Friends and the general public are very welcome to join in or pop in to find
out more.