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Dyspraxia Campaign

Dyspraxia Awareness Leaflet

In 2004 we set about designing a tri fold leaflet to distribute to all UK primary schools, to raise awareness of dyspraixa, in the hope of helping teachers and learning support staff to recognise any child who may have the condition. The lealflet gives a concise summary of the symptoms and difficulties caused by dyspraxia, offers advice and lists other resources to help schools in planning support for dyspraxic children. The leaflet also conatins thought provoking illustrations along with quotes and poems, written by children and young people who live with dyspraxia, in an effort to help teaching professionals understand how it really affects children. We have distributed a copy of the leaflet to many schools, but still have many more to reach. We are determined to continue sending them out to primary schools, covering a county at a time, so the message about hidden disabilities reaches those who have the means to support those children who live with them.

The leaflet is also availabe to download in pdf format and we would encourage parents to give one to their child's teachers.

Dyspraxia Awareness Leaflet

Letter to Prime Minister

Since setting up my website, I have discovered that my story is not as rare as I had thought. I have received hundreds of emails telling me stories almost identical to my own. This made me feel angry and sad. I decided I wanted to do something to make dyspraxia more recognised, so that maybe one day, every child with dyspraxia receives the education they deserve in our UK schools.

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Speeches


School Talk
In December 2003, I received an email from a man called Vernon Noel, from MK Borough Council, telling me that he was running a project called Positive Images. the aim of the project was the promotion of positive images of persons likely to suffer discrimination in society - addressing areas of disability, race, gender, culture, sexuality, physical & mental health, religion, etc.

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Learning Alliance Talk
In May 2007 I was approached by Kate Evans, the PR executive for Equazen, asking me if I would be willing to speak to the delegates at a the 2007 Learning Alliance Conference, which that year was dedicated to Dyspraxia. So on 27th September 2007 I found myself stood before 170 health and educational professionals, sharing my story.

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