Dyspraxia Foundation

Operating support
For a national development officer.

The Dyspraxia Foundation was founded in 1987. Dyspraxia, sometimes known as Developmental Coordination Disorder, is generally recognized to be a neurological disorder involving motor coordination that affects up to 10% of the population. The Foundation acts as a resource and information center for those wishing to learn more about dyspraxia and its diagnosis and treatment. It promotes awareness and understanding of dyspraxia by publishing leaflets, books and guides for parents, patients and professionals and by organizing conferences. The development officer provides support to existing voluntary local coordinators of the Dyspraxia Foundation and assists in forming new groups.

The development officer also increases awareness of dyspraxia among the general public, education authorities, schools and medical professionals, and works with voluntary and statutory organizations to assess their needs and provide relevant support.