** BOOKINGS CLOSE IN A FEW DAYS – SECURE YOUR PLACE TODAY ** Join us at our first dedicated youth event for 2019! If you are aged between 16-25 you can join us in Manchester on Saturday 6th April at Manchester Metropolitan University from 10am! The day is for both members, and non-members of the Dyspraxia Foundation – members get a 50% discount on this, and future youth events (Planned for the Midlands and London later this year!) Students can join the Dyspraxia Foundation from as little as £7.50! The day is a chance for teenagers and young adults to
Hey guys, hope you’re all well! Last weekend (20th October 2018) I went to my first ever convention. I thought I’d tell you how I got on with my dyspraxia! I’ve always wanted to go to a Comic Con. Where I live on the Isle of Wight we have had our own Comic Con called Island Con. These was the second year for it! As much as I’ve always wanted to go, I always avoided them because I knew I’d get anxious, so there was no point going. I’m not very good in crowded situations. It’s a really big sensory
Hello everyone hope all is well. Last friday I had the opportunity to go down to London for an Dyspraxia Foundation Youth meet up at the Norton Rose Fulbright. When I arrived I was a bit nervous because I did not know anyone. This soon changed as people got started chatting to me and with offer of a bit of wine why not. I soon became myself and got chatting. The night went very well with a presentation from Mark who leads the adult side of the foundation left a lasting message on me. What he left me was that
Hi everyone! My name is Patrick, I’m 16 years old and I was diagnosed with Dyspraxia at aged 11, not long before I was due to leave primary school. This was a scary experience, I got no support from my school until year 9 when my school got a new SENCO, this person really understood my struggles and she put things in place to help me learn. I am now at College studying Health and Social Care and again, I have a really supportive Special Educational Needs Coordinator. I didn’t do the best in my exams, I passed both my English
School is a tough time for most with dyspraxia all the changing lessons and mixed in with PE where everyone can do something and you cant do it. Also when everyone writes an essay in 10 mins and you’re stuck there on the 5th line of the essay. While it can be tough many dyspraxics find their passion in school for example mine is music. I know dyspraxics that have gone into teaching the skies the limit. Some ways to help alleviate the stress is repitition of the activity it sounds boring but sometimes repeating for example an essay helps
Hi guys im Alexa, I’m from the midlands in England and while not officially diagnosed with dyspraxia yet (October 24th can’t come soon enough) every one who knows me knows I’m dyspraxic. I have always been horrible at sport I can’t hit a ball throw it or catch it and don’t get me started on jumping/hopping. Anyway I love music some of my favorite bands are green day blink 182 coldplay and PATD. I also play cello ukulele guitar and drums and am hoping that I get a piano or bass for Christmas and will eventually get to learn them.