Our Helpline is now open
We are delighted to have our Helpline up and running again, offering help and advice to adults, parents, carers and families on and about Dyspraxia. The Helpline is available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
call 01462 454986
Dyspraxia Foundation Spring Ball
at The Royal Garden Hotel, Kensington
22nd March 2014
Drinks reception 6.30pm
Dinner at 7.30pm
followed by a Charity Auction, Live Band, Dancing and Casino Carriages at 12.30am
£130 per Ticket Black Tie and Evening Dress
Dyspraxia Foundation Shop
The new shop is now online and just in time to get your Christmas gifts from the Dyspraxia Foundation. If your stuck for a gift idea for a friend or loved one why not by them the gift of a years membership to the Dyspraxia Foundation, for the right person its a gift that just keeps giving…
Why not visit the shop now!
Dyspraxia Diffusion Workshops 2014
The full day workshops are aimed at parents, adults with dyspraxia, teachers, health professionals and anyone working with dyspraxia or with an interest in the condition. Choose A Workshop for Parents and Professionals with an overview of dyspraxia; physical activities for school and home; coping in the classroom; self esteem and social aspects of dyspraxia and an insight into the parent’s perspective. Or A Workshop for Adults with an overview of dyspraxia in adulthood; practical approaches to getting a job; coping at work and improving your job; tactics to help at work and at home and a discussion around ‘what am I going to do next?
Dyspraxia Diffusion Birmingham Friday 7th February 2014 A full day for parents, teachers, health professionals and adults with dyspraxia in association with the South & City College, Birmingham from 10am to 4pm. Venue: South & City College, Hall Green Campus, Cole Bank Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, B28 8ES Fees: Individuals £25.00 (DF members receive 10% discount) /Unemployed or students £10.00
Dyspraxia Diffusion Manchester Friday 7th March 2014 A full day for parents, teachers, health professionals and adults with dyspraxia in association with the Salford Disability Forum from 10am to 4pm. Venue: The Days Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre, Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3BB Fees: Individuals £25.00 (DF members receive 10% discount) /Unemployed or students £10.00 download a booking form here workshops flyer and booking form For further information please contact Dyspraxia Foundation, 8 West Alley, Hitchin , SG5 1EG Tel: 01462 455016 Fax: 01462 455052 Email: email@example.com
NEW WEBSITE HELPS EVERYTHING ‘CLICK’ INTO PLACE
Following the hugely successful Dyspraxia Awareness Week 2013 (which ran from 13 – 19 October) and the launch of a much awaited UK-wide Helpline Service, the Dyspraxia Foundation is delighted to announce its new-look website, thanks to a grant from Olympus KeyMed.
The new, improved site – designed by tmorph digital design (a Cambridge-based web design company) – went live during the final weekend of the nationwide campaign and now features even more information, advice and “signposting for support” – as well as an exciting new online shop.
Dyspraxia Foundation: Big Lottery Fund
The Dyspraxia Foundation are delighted to announce an award from the Big Lottery Fund for £166,265 which will be spread over 3 years. The grant will provide support to children and adults with Dyspraxia as well as their families, aiming to reduce educational exclusion and increase the employability of sufferers. The Dyspraxia Foundation will be able to reopen its helpline, and run a series of workshops which will take place in Manchester and Birmingham. These workshops will be aimed at parents, adults with Dyspraxia, teachers and medical professionals and will be run in association with local disability groups. The workshops will be filmed and highlights will be made available online to widen the reach of the project.
The project will engage with young people through social media, as well as the chance to speak to other sufferers who are experiencing similar problems. A text service for deaf people with Dyspraxia will also be developed, and adults with Dyspraxia who are struggling in the workplace will be given support and advice with regard to communicating effectively and social and co-ordination difficulties.
Michèle Lee ,Chair of the Dyspraxia Foundation said: “We are overjoyed with this funding which will mean we will be able to help the 12,000 people who come to us for urgent advice each year and provide a dramatically improved service over the next three years. As a result of the Big Lottery Fund grant we can relaunch our helpline and develop new advice leaflets and information materials. Although dyspraxia affects two children in every classroom very few people know much about the condition so this funding is crucial to continue our work to raise awareness and support those affected with Dyspraxia.”
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NEW WEBSITE HELPS EVERYTHING ‘CLICK’ INTO PLACE AS PART OF OFFICIAL RELAUNCH OF THE DYSPRAXIA FOUNDATION
Following the hugely successful Dyspraxia Awareness Week 2013 (which ran from 13 – 19 October) and the launch of a much awaited UK-wide Helpline Service, the Dyspraxia Foundation is delighted to announce its new-look website, thanks to a grant from Olympus KeyMed. The new, improved site – designed by t-morph (a Cambridge-based web design company) […]
New survey looks at whether opinions have changed over the past 6 years Thousands of children and adults living with the condition – dyspraxia – are still facing a future of being misunderstood and unfairly labelled, according to the results of a new survey, launched today (Monday 14 October, Dyspraxia Awareness Week). Whilst general understanding […]
A unique national charity the Dyspraxia Foundation announced this week it will be launching a new helpline thanks to a major grant from the Big Lottery Fund. The £166,265 grant to cover the next three years will enable the charity to reopen its helpline. Two years ago the charity, based in Hitchin, Hertfordshire was forced […]