• Dyspraxia Foundation Announces Closure Amid Financial Challenges

    In a heartfelt announcement made on Saturday, April 20th, the Dyspraxia Foundation revealed its decision to cease operations, citing insurmountable financial obstacles. The closure marks the end of a nearly four-decade-long journey dedicated to supporting individuals with dyspraxia and their communities.
  • Changing the Narrative on Verbal Dyspraxia

    Dyspraxia or DCD (developmental coordination disorder) has had more than its fair share of causing issues in my daily life. What has impacted me the most regarding my dyspraxia, is the verbal element, sometimes specifically called verbal dyspraxia.
  • Diary of a Dyspraxic Mother - Entry 2

    Becoming a mother is an exciting and transformative journey, complete with its own set of challenges.
  • Dyspraxia & Autism | How to Recognise the Signs of Dyspraxia & Autism

    It is important to maintain the information shared about each condition and to be careful not to cross over traits too widely. While there are many crossovers, it is essential to make sure that talking about them does not risk producing misinformation. Doing so could leave many not being aware of all the conditions they could be getting support for. Many of us may not realise that we would qualify for more than one diagnosis due to this. So let's dive into what qualifies someone for a dyspraxia diagnosis and/or an autism (ASD) diagnosis.
  • Disability Advocates in the USA Urge Elimination of Subminimum Wage Employment

      A growing movement led by disability advocates in the Unites States are calling for the abolishment of subminimum wage employment, arguing that ...
  • Recruitment - What the NHS got right

    As we mark Dyslexia Awareness Week, it’s important to highlight the unique experiences of dyslexic individuals and the need for greater understanding and support. In this blog post, ‘Recruitment: What the NHS got right’, I share my experiences as a dyslexic job seeker during this significant week. 
  • Diary of a Dyspraxic Mother

    Today, I want to pour my heart out over the challenging and unpredictable journey of motherhood as a dyspraxic. I always dreamt of becoming a mothe...
  • Dyspraxia in the summer heat

    Hello there! As someone living with dyspraxia, a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting my coordination and sensory processing, I often find that my...
  • The importance of including self-diagnosed people in online communities

    Online communities have become an integral part of our daily lives, providing platforms for people to connect, share experiences, and seek support. However, in order to foster inclusive environments, it is crucial that these communities embrace and accept neurodivergent individuals, including those who may not possess an official diagnosis but identify themselves as such. 
  • Preparing for the Shift from Summer to Autumn

    As the warmth of summer fades away and nature prepares for a new phase, the transition from summer to autumn brings forth a whirlwind of changes. With the shift in seasons, our mental health can be subtly influenced, which may leave some feeling unsettled or affected emotionally. To navigate these changes and maintain a sense of well-being, it is essential to understand how this transition can impact our mental health and equip ourselves with effective coping strategies.

    The autism community is mourning the recent loss of a true pioneer, Donald Triplett, who was not only the first person ever diagnosed with autism but also made significant contributions to advancing our understanding of this complex condition. His passing has left a void in the autism community, and it is a sombre moment to reflect on his life and the remarkable impact he had.
  • Mental Health impacts of Dyspraxia in women

    Verbal dyspraxia impacts on accessing mental health services for both men and women causes challenges. Women are up to 82% more likely to be mis/undiagnosed putting women at a greater risk of mental health issues.

     Developmental coordination disorder, commonly known as dyspraxia, is a neurological disorder that affects the ability to plan and coordinate physical movements.