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 helpline, 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.”