Eleanor Howes, CEO and Sophie Kayani, Chair of Trustees would like to thank our members and supporters for making Dyspraxia Awareness Week 2018 such a great success. Our focus during the week was specifically on the teenage years and their mental health. We saw some very moving case studies shared and were contacted by many people thanking us for sharing. Thanks goes to the parents and teenagers who were willing to highlight their stories, it’s not always easy to be so honest and open. We were extremely lucky that media coverage increased dramatically this year due to the co-incidence of the new Doctor Who series featuring a character, Ryan who has dyspraxia/DCD. This has given us the platform to increase awareness amongst the general public and improve understanding of the condition, which can only be a good thing.
Our thanks also goes to our dedicated Youth Group who have been extremely supportive, willing and open to discuss all things dyspraxia. We’ve now appointed three Youth Champions Imogen Rowe, Tim Trivizas and Natalie Williams who will work with us over the coming year to continue to raise awareness.
Finally, our focus for 2019 will be Adults. Please keep an eye out for a request from our Trustee and Adult Representative Mark Robinson with how you can get involved and help us shape the specific topics Adults would like to see covered during next year’s awareness week.
Sophie Kayani and Eleanor Howes