A small introduction

hey guys, my name is Tamsyn and I’m one of the bloggers for Dfyouth! I am 24 years old and from a little island off of the south coast of England called the Isle of Wight. I was diagnosed with Dyspraxia at around the age of 9. It wasn’t until I was a teenager that I truly understood what dyspraxia meant. As I said above, I’m 24 and my dyspraxia can still give me a bit of a hard time! As it is currently Dyspraxia Awareness Week I thought I would do a little post on how my Dyspraxia affects

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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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Youth Member takes to the skies

Back in June youth member Jake Borrett took to the skies in a daring bid to raise awareness and money for two charities close to his heart. What an amazing experience, Jake describes it here, ‘What an incredible day. I will never forget my tandem skydive in aid of Crohn’s & Colitis UK and Dyspraxia Foundation. Thank you so much for the support along the way. We managed to raise over £2,000 with Gift Aid between the two charities. I will never look at the sky in the same way again and would recommend you take to the skies too.’ Well done

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Latest Youth News

It has been a busy time for Dyspraxia Youth with many positive and inspirational stories being shared on the Youth Facebook group on nearly a daily basis! We used this theme as a display for the June Conference and were amazed by all the fantastic achievements that were sent in from Arts and Crafts to academic successes, sporting achievements and one youth member even got to go to the wedding of the year-Harry and Megan’s big day! Member Robert Hodge has started a ‘Motivational Monday’ that has proved hugely popular and has gone on to add ‘Funny Friday’; a slot which gives people

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Running for Dyspraxia Awareness

A massive THANK YOU to all our fabulous fifteen running in some fierce heat to raise awareness and funds for #dyspraxia in the Virgin Sport British 10k. Thank you and hats off to Matt Devonshire, Caroline Crollick, Angela Hodgson-Teall, James Rainbow, Phil Rainbow, Kieran Wassell, Jon Hope, Simon Whelband, Sheila Clark, Chris Williams, Natalie Williams, Matt Maltby, William Madeira, Jo Webb and Sara Grimme. Here are a few we managed to thank in person at a picnic in the park following the run. To show your support for any of the team, search JustGiving for their names above. All donations

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30th year Anniversary Conference/AGM 2018

        Join us for our 30th year Anniversary Conference/AGM on the 23rd of June in London. There will be dedicated workshops for Youth again this year and with the Spring time special offer you can come for FREE. Just sign up to join the Foundation as a Member and if you are within the first 25 entrance to this event is Free! Follow this link for more information to the days agenda and the other link to how you can go about and join the Foundation, which means not only supporting this charity but a number of

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