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Dyspraxia Foundation

Providing information, support and advice for all those affected by dyspraxia or with an interest in the condition

Who to contact

Contact Name
Lisa McCarthy
01462 454986

Where to go

Dyspraxia Foundation
8 West Alley

Other Details


Age Ranges
0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25

Local Offer

Local Offer
What does your service do?
The Dyspraxia Foundation is a national, registered charity with its administrative and fundraising centre in Hitchin, Hertfordshire. Founded in 1987, it is financed entirely by membership subscriptions and private donations. The Foundation acts as a resource and information centre for those wishing to learn more about dyspraxia, its diagnosis and treatment. The Foundation operates a telephone help line, publishes information on dyspraxia, maintains a website with useful information, organises conferences and has a current membership of over 1000. The Foundation supports people in the community through a national network of over 30 Local Groups. In addition the Foundation supports affected adults. The Dyspraxia Foundation has adopted the following mission statement: “The object of the society shall be to relieve the disability of dyspraxic children and adults, to promote better diagnostic and treatment facilities and generally to encourage a wider understanding of the condition and its implication by professionals in the health and education fields and by the general public.”
Who does your service provide for?
Dyspraxia Foundation Helpline Service is available to all those with dyspraxia, their families/carers/relatives /friends, medical and education professionals and any one else with an interest in the condition
How can I start using the service?
OurManned by trained volunteers, The Helpline Service is available 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday. Call 01462 454986 or use the online enquiry form
Where is it located and what areas does it cover?
National Service for England, Wales and N.Ireland
How are decisions made about who can use your service?
N/A service is available to all
How do you communicate with service users and how are they involved in decision making?
Via telephone and email
Is your service fully accessible?
N/A telephone and email service
What training are the staff supporting children and young people with SEN and Disabilities had or are having?
In house training
How will I know my child is safe?
N/A telephone and email service
Who can I contact for further information?
Lisa McCarthy, Information Officer
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