Nautical Fayre – Saturday 4 July 2015 at Faversham Creek

Visit us at Front Brents, by the Albion Pub.  Activities for kids will be on offer as well as advice from specialist Occupational Therapists. Offers of help to share the manning of the stall for an hour would be welcome! If you don’t already have a diagnosis, fill out the Adult Dyspraxia Checklist (ADC) while you are there and talk to a specialist.

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Updates from Dyspraxic Me

“Dyspraxic Me” is a peer support group for young adults aged 16-25 with dyspraxia based in London.  They have a number of upcoming events that may be of interest:

New Year Quiz

  • For our first workshop in 2016 we are going to be…
    Coming up with ideas for workshops for 2016
  • Thinking of new ways to evaluate ‘Dyspraxic Me’
  • Finding out about the Leonard Cheshire ‘Can Do’ volunteer projecthttp://bit.ly/1PViAVf
  • And taking part in a New Year Quiz!

 

Where:

The Prince of Wales
467-469
Brixton Road
London
SW9 8HH

When:

Saturday, 30 January 11.30-1.30

How to book:

Please book your place here: http://bit.ly/1RAHkBZ

Birthday Bowling Workshop

For our birthday we are going to go bowling at Bloomsbury Bowling.

Bloomsbury Bowling
Bedford Way
London
WC1H 9EU

Saturday, 27 February from 12:30 to 2:30

Please book your place here: http://bit.ly/1Pb52mb

March Workshop

To be confirmed

Documentary Workshop

For our April workshop we are going to be working with Chocolate Films to create a short documentary to raise awareness of dyspraxia.
Venue TBC – London
Saturday, 30 April (times TBC)
Please book your place here: http://bit.ly/1OayCrJ

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Lace up for DCD!

Support Dyspraxia Action with #laceupfordcdDyspraxia (also known as DCD) effects people of all ages and it typically effects coordination. The fine motor skills needed to tie shoe laces can make the task very difficult for somebody with DCD and we want to encourage people to face the fear during Dyspraxia Awareness Week (11th-17th October 2015).

Support the cause by grabbing some crazy coloured laces, lacing your shoes with them and donating via this page.

We’d love to see your shoe lace pictures via social media – simply hashtag #laceupfordcd – videos would be great too!

We want to see anything which supports the idea of giving shoe laces a go, teaching somebody to fasten them or you can just jazz up your shoes for a day or two! It’s all about awareness.

Our target is £700 – this will ultimately HALVE the cost of 2 Occupational Therapy assessments for people facing financial hardship and needing a diagnosis of Dyspraxia and will also provide them with tailored advice for dealing with the condition.

Donate now via JustGiving

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Coming of Age in Nepal BOOK – support needed

Hi my name is Nathan Gokhool. I am an author who suffers with dyspraxia every day of his life.

I plan to write a Coming of Age graphic novel about a teenager who travels to Nepal with a rescue team to save the women he loves from the 2014 earthquake. And also happens to be dyspraxic.

The book focusses on his journey and how he overcomes all the obstacles in his way to save his girlfriend and become the man he wants to be.

The reason this book is important and worth supporting is because:

1. It shows dyspraxics and non dyspraxics alike what its like in our mind and how we work.

2. A large part of this book focuses in a non clinical way on coping strategies and how to over come dyspraxia.

3. How we can cope with big problems in a ingenious and unconventional way.

You can contact me at: gokhoolna@gmail.com

Thank you

Nathan Gokhool

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Faversham Nautical Fair

piratesThere were Pirates galore at the Nautical Fair in Faversham on 4 July . We got children making pirate hats and eye patches on a sunny day by the boat-filled Creek! Flags were flying at the top mast and there was even a gallion to climb aboard. We were delighted to meet and talk to local families who have one or more members with Dyspraxia, but sadly the story was the same – the difficulty of getting a diagnosis in primary school, not to mention reasonable adjustments at work!

Many commented how vital our charity was.

Thanks to our helpers and our visitors we made 75 dubloons for our treasure chest!

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Dyspraxia Foundation Event

dyspraxiafoundation logoWhat: Dr Tina Rae: How important is self-esteem for people with Dyspraxia?

When: 7 July 2015 from 7pm to 9.30pm

Where: Central London – Near Westminster (WC2N)

Dyspraxia Foundation is thrilled to have Dr Tina Rae, the author of several well known books about the importance of self-esteem and resilience, and a fantastic speaker joining us for our July event. For anyone with an additional challenge the first and most important early step is the necessary self-esteem and emotional resilience to keep working on difficult areas. Read more and book a place.

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DANDA London Meetups

http://www.danda.org.uk/

DANDA London meets regularly for social evenings and networking.  Non members are welcome but should book in advance.

Venue: The Green Man Pub, No. 1 Poultry, (Bank Station exit 9), City of London EC2R 8EJ. The nearest stations are Bank (Northern; Central; Waterloo & City; DLR lines); Monument  and Mansion House (Circle and District lines). The entrance is slightly hidden from view and is on Mansion House Street (on right side from Bank Station, going towards Mansion House Station).

 The dates for Green Man are as follows:

June 23

July 28

August 25

September 22

October 27

November 24

 All above dates are the fourth Tuesday of the month at Green Man pub. All meetings are from 6 to 9 pm.

 The venue for our Christmas meeting on Wednesday December 16 (third week), will be confirmed in October, as the Social Committee need to find a suitable venue to accommodate 40 Members, which the Green Man cannot offer in December.

Please direct any questions you may have to londonevents@danda.org.uk, so that James Corbett (vice chair) or I can respond to these e-mails.

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