Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland is celebrating its 25th Anniversary and will mark this special occasion by launching Dyspraxia/DCD Ireland Awareness Week 2020 on the 22nd November.

As a part of Awareness week activities, the organisation has scheduled a series of talks with a line-up of guest speakers on diverse subjects which are guaranteed to be of interest to families, educators and health professionals.

Due to the impact of COVID-19 this year’s Awareness Week will be fully online, giving attendees the opportunity to participate and view talks from the comfort of their own home.

Al talks are free although registration online through Eventbrite is required.

Talks are for parents, SNAs, Teachers, Educators, and anyone who has a general interest in hearing more about Dyspraxia. This is a great initiative and lets people get a better insight into what Dyspraxia is, and helps raise more awareness in our school and education system.

What’s On:

‘Our Say in Schools’, a presentation developed by Occupational Therapist Stephen Hodnett, with primary and secondary school students with Dyspraxia/DCD.

Monday 23rd November 7.30pm – 8.30pm – Stephen Hodnett: Occupational Therapist & former School Teacher.

The Our Say in Our Schools project was developed to help schools and teachers understand the day to day experiences of children with Dyspraxia/DCD.

To book your ticket click the link – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/128867649609

‘Adolescence and Mental Health’, an interactive online discussion with Psychotherapist Lorraine Mooney on the impact of Dyspraxia/DCD during the teenage years.

Wednesday 25th November 7.30pm – 8.30pm – Psychotherapist & Counsellor Lorraine Mooney, MIACP, BSc (Hons), Dip, Counselling & Psychotherapy, Professional certificate in arts therapies.

Adolescence is a time of huge change and development for all young people and particularly so for young people with Dyspraxia/DCD. This year the impact of COVID-19 has highlighted even further the need to support mental health in adolescence.

To book your ticket click the link – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/128869517195

‘Small Changes – Big Difference’ with Dr Sharon Drew from the University of South Wales, UK.

Friday the 27th November 7.30 – 8.30pm – Occupational Therapist Dr.Sharon Drew PHD MA(SEN), DipRCOT, DIPSpLD PGCE Faculty if Life Sciences, University of South Wales. 

Dr Sharon Drew from the University of South Wales highlights how some of the most impactful differences in living with or supporting someone with Dyspraxia/DCD can come from small and subtle changes in how we do things.

To book your ticket click the link – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/128870293517

For more information or to connect with local families, visit the Donegal Dyspraxia support group: www.facebook.com/Donegal-Dyspraxia-Support-Group-606205639726913