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Dyspraxia comes to Westminster
Sat 15 October 2016, 12:00 – 17:00 BST
Dyspraxia Comes to Westminster
A group of young people with dyspraxia are holding a free awareness raising event.
The event is being run by members of ‘Dyspraxic Me’ in collaboration with Can Do, a Leonard Cheshire programme for young disabled people to volunteer.
The Can Do programme coordinator for London has been supporting the group over the last few months to plan and hold their event. The group are planning a book signing, a panel debate, workshops and a stall with information on dyspraxia, tea and cake, plus a social media corner for people to tweet or live stream their stories about dyspraxia. October 9 – 15 is Dyspraxia Awareness week.
12 noon – 12.20pm - Registration
12.20 – 12.30 pm - Opening and welcome
12.30pm – 1.20pm – Activity 1: Abay Finds His Way - Book talk
1.20pm – 2.20pm - Activity 2: Alice Knight- Alice is a graduate of The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, Dyspraxic herself a theater practitioner, Facebook blogger (https://www.facebook.com/welcometoalicedsyspraxicworld) and Comedian where she aims to raise awareness of Dyspraxia.
2.20 – 3.20pm - Activity 3: Social media workshop
3.20pm – 4.40pm - Shape Arts - Yannis at Shape Arts will be delivering a talk on how to use art to change people's perceptions around disability.
The event hopes to dispel some of the myths surrounding dyspraxia!