A fabulous evening and a way to support the work of the Foundation so get your posh frocks/dinner jackets ready
Help spread the word about the Dyspraxia Foundation and how we can help
October 11th to 17th with Funky Friday on 16th so get your colours ready
More to follow so be ready to book your place'
Join the Dyspraxia Foundation and help us to make a difference
Films about living with dyspraxia and the BBC series of Tree Fu Tom
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
Get that Friday feeling with the Dyspraxia Foundation!
Fab fundraising event, ‘Funky Friday’ to round off the annual Dyspraxia Awareness Week:
11 – 17 October
Friday the 16th October (2015) will see the Dyspraxia Foundation – the only charity in the UK dedicated to raising awareness of dyspraxia and championing the needs of people living with the condition – once again pulling together with schools and workplaces across the country to help raise funds and awareness.
After the successful launch of “Funky Friday” in 2014, the charity is again asking students and staff to be bold by wearing something fun and funky to help raise funds and awareness!
And, it couldn’t be simpler! Instead of wearing your sombre suits, classic clothes or understated uniform why not put some garish, eye-catching colours on! You could wear multi-coloured socks, sunglasses, a bright hat or tie – the brighter the better!
Stepping Forward: Health and Wellbeing Conference for Adults with Dyspraxia/DCD
Army Reserve Centre, Field Hospital
Newcastle NE2 4NP
Friday, 20th November 2015
Registration 9.00am — Close 4.15pm
A one day conference with an exciting programme covering the day to day issues that affect the lives of adults with dyspraxia. Ideal for adults with dyspraxia, family members or anyone with an interest in or working with the condition.
Speakers include: Emma Lewell-Buck MP, Gill Dixon DF Vice Chair and Education Panel Chair, Natasha Vukas of Money Matters Debt Advice Team, Newcastle City Council, Chris Beal Director of Performance and Physical Therapy and Victoria Biggs, author of ‘Caged in Chaos’.
Local charity gives its “stamp of approval” as it pledges to post out new book to over 200 schools
The Dyspraxia Foundation teams up with local Rotary Club to distribute specialist book to promote awareness of the condition
Hitchin-based charity, the Dyspraxia Foundation is delighted to announce that over 200 schools in the Hertfordshire area will be receiving a free, educational resource for the start of next term!
The delightfully fun yet touching and insightful book, “You’re so clumsy, Charley” (written by Jane Binnion – an author who herself has been diagnosed with dyspraxia) will be mailed out to 225 primary schools thanks to a grant from Hitchin Tilehouse Rotary Club, with a further £1,000 matched funding from the District Rotary Foundation.
The cartoon-style book – which follows the daily challenges of Charley, young boy with dyspraxia – has been developed for children in Year 1 and 2 (ages 5 – 7) and the Dyspraxia Foundation advises that a copy is kept by the school’s SENCo (Specialist Educational Needs Co-ordinator). As well as reading it together as a class, teaching staff could also use the new resource to prompt a discussion with a parent who has raised concerns about their child.
Charity adds a new voice to its cause as it announces its first ever “Celebrity Patron” ahead of Annual Awareness Week
Jamie Lambert from award winning “classical boy band” unveiled as new patron for the Dyspraxia Foundation.
The Dyspraxia Foundation – the only national charity in the UK dedicated to raising awareness of dyspraxia and championing the needs of people living with the condition – is hitting the high notes this week with the news that it has recruited its first ever celebrity ambassador!
26 year old Jamie Lambert (originally from Tyne and Wear) is a founding member and “one fifth’ of the acclaimed all male singing group, Collabro, who shot to fame last year after winning ITV’s prime time talent show, ‘Britain’s Got Talent.”
Jamie, who along with his fellow band members stole the hearts of the nation with their winning rendition of, ‘Stars’ from Les Miserables, invited the team at Dyspraxia Foundation to announce his new role to all delegates at the charity’s recent summer conference……….
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How can you help spread the word?
We are fast approaching the end of year 2 of our 3 year project. ‘Dyspraxia Diffusion’ funded by the Big Lottery Fund to employ a full time Information Officer and offer a vital Helpline Service. Lisa McCarthy and trained volunteers are busy answering calls and emails from 9 -5, Monday to Friday but there are still parents, adults with dyspraxia, health and education professionals and employers who do not know we are here ready to help. You can help by downloading an A4 Poster or A3 Poster and putting up in your local school, surgeries, hospitals, parent groups, places of work, or anywhere people will see it.
contact us for copies if you could use a supply in your area.
[email protected] or call us on 01462 455016
'Dyspraxia - The Foundations' Now available in Kindle format
A comprehensive introduction to dyspraxia with quick and easy e- links to relevant information on the Dyspraxia Foundation website. The book covers, diagnosis, what dyspraxia is and isn’t, its impact, movement difficulties, family issues, visual learning difficulties,support strategies and more. This is an excellent and inexpensive book for those starting out on their journey with dyspraxia, but equally is excellent additional information for anyone interested in the condition, with prior knowledge, or who supports someone with the condition. It avoids complicated jargon and is a really accessible book which can be read as a whole or dipped into as needs arise. It is the only book to date with a detailed chapter on visual learning difficulties written by an expert in the field. Available from the Amazon Kindle store – Dyspraxia – The Foundation by Gill Dixon Also available free to members through the Members Only section, join today
DON’T DELAY – JOIN TODAY!!
The Dyspraxia Foundation membership year runs from 1st April to 31st March each year. Please do become a member and join us as we continue to raise awareness and understanding of Dyspraxia and support those affected by the condition. The Foundation depends entirely on membership subscriptions and donations to survive. Download your Membership form here Membership form 2015-16 Standard/Professional members paying by Standing Order receive a £2 discount download the Membership Standing Order Form here. Please complete your details and return the form to us for processing. We look forward to hearing from you. Alternatively , membership can also be purchased from our webshop http://www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk/shopping/shop/search-products/?min_price=1&max_price=49
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Fab fundraising event, ‘Funky Friday’ to round off the annual Dyspraxia Awareness Week: 11 – 17 October Friday the 16th October (2015) will see the Dyspraxia Foundation – the only charity in the UK dedicated to raising awareness of dyspraxia and championing the needs of people living with the condition – once again pulling together […]
We are fast approaching the end of year 2 of our 3 year project. ‘Dyspraxia Diffusion’ funded by the Big Lottery Fund to employ a full time Information Officer and offer a vital Helpline Service. Lisa McCarthy and trained volunteers are busy answering calls and emails from 9 -5, Monday to Friday but there are […]
Keep the 14th May 2016 free! Following our very successful Spring Ball last year we are holding another glittering evening at the Royal Garden Hotel, South Kensington, London. Tickets are £130 and can be purchased from the Hitchin office. …read more