Dyspraxia Foundation calls for greater understanding and mental health support for teenagers with Dyspraxia

Click here to download the full survey analysis. For further information or questions please contact [email protected]  Mental health matters to teenagers with dyspraxia Campaign calls for greater understanding and mental health support for teenagers with dyspraxia Dyspraxia Foundation this week launches a new survey which reveals the worrying impact of dyspraxia – a form of developmental co-ordination disorder- on teenagers’ mental health. The nationwide survey1 of parents/carers highlighted the hidden and distressing impact of dyspraxia on teenagers’ mental health. 55% said that dyspraxic teenagers aged 11-18 were frequently or nearly always anxious with the figure rising to 70% for people

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Safer Internet Day 2018

The Dyspraxia Foundation is proud to be supporting Safer Internet Day (SID) 2018! The Internet is a wonderful resource, it contains lots of information that is helping millions of people on a daily basis, but it is often a scary place where misinformation, online chats and discussions can create lots of doubt. Safer Internet Day encourages us all, young and old, to think about how we use the Internet, and how we can make it a safer place for everyone who uses it.     The Dyspraxia Foundation are sharing our guidelines which you are free to download below, these

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Dyslexia and dyspraxia sufferer diagnosed aged 19 tells of struggles in new film

An Oxford graduate who only discovered she had dyslexia and dyspraxia when she started studying Ancient Greek and Latin at university has made a film about being diagnosed with learning difficulties as an adult. Kaiya Stone, 24, has used animation to bring to life drawings of how she sees words and the world for the short Everything is Going to be K.O. Directed by King ADZ and produced by Legendary Offspring, the film features a stand-up performance from Stone who shares stories from her childhood including hiding from teachers in the school toilets. Digital arts company Canvas commissioned the short

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The Dyspraxia Diaries – Podcast Series

Student Ryan Dowling Cashman explains the background to the Podcasts he created on Dyspraxia as part of his studies. Often when I told people I had dyspraxia they would say you mean dyslexia and wouldn’t know what dyspraxia is. My name is Ryan Dowling Cashman I diagnosed with Dyspraxia at young age. Growing up with Dyspraxia was hard and Challenging but with great support I made it to my final year at university studying Broadcast Media Production at the University of Sunderland. I came over from Ireland on a Top up degree. This brings to me my final year at

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Join us in London on 24th June for the Dyspraxia Foundation London Conference

We are delighted to announce that during the upcoming Dyspraxia Foundation London Conference, Saturday 24th June, we will have two full hours of dedicated events just for youth members. If you are aged between 16-25 please join us for an amazing day! The main conference takes places with speakers from Professor Amanda Kirby,  Dr Angela Webb and a very entertaining talk from former young ambassador Liam Plumridge – one of the first young people to appear on national television to talk about Dyspraxia! Further to this we have a dedicated session just for 16-25 year olds, which includes: Presentations on staying safe

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What piece of art shall we produce on 24th June?

As part of the Youth presentations and workshops being held throughout the day we would like to create something made by you; Dyspraxia Foundation Youth! Its an opportunity to be involved in producing a piece of art work that we can use to raise the profile of dyspraxia and show what Dyspraxia means to you. We can then share the finished work to raise awareness as part of Dyspraxia Foundations Awareness week and share on Social media. Working with the support of Olivia Page we have 3 options of what we can look to do on the day please vote

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