Please note that ALL communications with DANDA are
via the email@example.com
email address or via postal address
(see Contact Page
for details) ONLY until further notice.
PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT VOLUNTARY CENTRE HACKNEY (VCH) WHERE DANDA
OFFICE IS BASED VIA TELEPHONE UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES – WE DO NOT HAVE A
TELEPHONE LINE AT PRESENT – VCH HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED TO REFER ENQUIRIES
ABOUT DANDA BACK TO THE WEBSITE. THEREFORE IT IS ESSENTIAL THAT MEMBERS
CONTACT DANDA VIA E-MAIL ONLY. IF ENQUIRIES ARE ABOUT LONDON EVENTS,
PLEASE REFER TO THE CONTACT DETAILS ON THE EVENTS PAGE.
DANDA – the Developmental Adult Neuro-Diversity Association has been set up for people with Dyspraxia, Asperger’s Syndrome, AD(H)D and other related conditions such as dyslexia and dyscalculia.
It became a registered charity in December2003 - No 1101323. It is run by adults with one or more of these conditions, thus following the Madrid declaration of 2001, which stated that no decisions about the disabled should be taken without their active involvement -'Nothing about us without us'.
DANDA has grown out of the Dyspraxia Foundation Adult Support Group, as it became clear that most people connected to the Group did not have dyspraxia alone. Most, in fact, had AD(H)D (Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Asperger’s Syndrome or dyslexia as well. It was the norm rather than the exception.
Dyspraxia will remain one of the main priorities as there are very few groups catering for the needs of adults with this condition. However, more and more people wanted to know more about the other conditions they had, especially those with Asperger’s and AD(H)D. Many dyspraxics in fact joined groups for adults with Asperger’s Syndrome, but very few are run by Asperger’s adults themselves in the UK; and there are very few established AD(H)D groups, just for adults, here, either.
• We have groups for people with these conditions.
• We have a newsletter.
• We have leaflets on neuro-diversity and DANDA itself.
• The web site is being expanded and updated.
• We organise conferences for adults with neuro-diversity and professionals.
• We will encourage research and also increase awareness of these conditions in the workplace and amongst advocacy agencies and those dealing with the Disabled.
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