Dyspraxia Awareness Day 2003
The first ever Dyspraxia Awareness Day took place on Monday 7th
of July 2003. Below is a diary detailing what I did to raise awareness
on that day.
Tuesday 1st July 2003
Today, I made posters giving information about Dyspraxia Awareness
Day and distributed them around my local area.
Sunday 6th July 2003
One day left until Dyspraxia Awareness Day. Final Preparations
are going ahead for the big day, the highlight of which is Toby
Friedner's outside broadcast from my house. I've had my window decorated
with posters and flags to "advertise" Dyspraxia Awareness
Day and Toby's programme, "MK Breakfast".
Monday 7th July 2003
Up early (5:00 am. Groan!). Toby and Karen arrived at 6:00, in
the radio car. They parked in the driveway, put up the aerial on
the car (which is very impressive!) and then rushed to and fro laying
cables, bringing in microphones, etc.
6:30, The show began! Toby introduced Dyspraxia as, "It effects
7% of the population but I bet you can't guess what it is!".
At 6:40, Toby did the "paper review" and I read out an
interesting story that I'd found about three jellyfish which were
spotted on a beach, in Dorset! At 7:00, Toby interviewed Mum and
I about what dyspraxia is and how how it effects me.
Later on in the programme, we discussed Home Education, talked
to various "experts" on dyspraxia, including Jan Long
from the Dyspraxia Foundation and Dr Roy Rutherford from the DDAT.
Toby even spoke to Sam, who is a dyspraxic child who lives in New
Zealand, and originally contacted me through my website.
Throughout the show, Toby played pieces of my Audio documentary.
Listen by clicking the links below.
Toby Relaxes in our cat run
The show was brilliant. I think we really helped to raise awareness
of dyspraxia. Even I learnt something today! Winston Churchill may
have suffered from Dyspraxia!
Karen Shrosbery, Toby Friedner and I stand by the radio car!
Tuesday 8th July 2003
Woke up this morning, to discover my website visitor's total went
up by 150 that night! ;-)
Audio Clips from the Show
Click here to listen
to the entire edited show (~48mins)
Handover with Justin Dealey
1st Caller, weather report, Helen's interview.
Introduction to part 1 of my 'Audio Diary'
Part 1 - Introduction - What is Dyspraxia?
Interview with Roy Rutherford, DDAT.
Introduction to part 2.
Part 2 - Living with Dyspraxia.
Interview with Allie Willer, Education
Interview with Helen and Matt about home
The story of Moppet.
Interview with Jan Long, Dyspraxia Foundation.
Tish the Fish...
Introduction to part 3.
Part 3 - The Future...
About this website!
Phone call to Sam in New Zealand.
Caller, Tony about his daughter.
A big thankyou to Toby and Karen. Without them, we wouldn't have
been able to spread awareness of Dyspraxia as much as we did.