Taylor, Janet (2009) Dyspraxia, Neurodiversity and Inclusion. In: Degrees of Independence: Providing inclusive learning in Higher Education, 16th - 17th April 2009, University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK. (Unpublished)

This will be a 15 min PowerPoint presentation with 5mins for questions. Presentation defines Dyspraxia and challenges negative medical model label using Paulo Freire. Identifies what dyspraxia is, other labels used for dyspraxia, co-morbidity with dyslexia, ADD, Asperger’s Syndrome and Tourette’s Syndrome. Other names for Neurodiversity, the Great Pigeon Hole Debate, Definitions of ND, Individual ND conditions and their benefits. ND & Mental Health, ND & the Prison Service The Evils of Labelling. Famous people with ND. Individual experiences.

Janet Taylor is a disabled student and community activist who lives with dyspraxia & dyslexia in Manchester who founded the user led Self Help Group Greater Manchester Dyspraxia Adult Action. She now works part time in Bolton as a travel trainer for people with enduring mental health issues. Website www.daa.colsal.org.uk - Manchester Adult Neurodiversity Action. She now also raises awareness of dyspraxia and ND professionally to the Statutory and Voluntary sector including the Open University. Dyspraxia Inclusive Training website www.dyspraxia-training.co.uk She is at present studying on the MA in Inclusion & SEN at Manchester Metropolitan University.

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