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Odds are you know someone with Dyspraxia.

Dyspraxia is a neurological disorder throughout the brain that results in life-long impaired motor, memory, judgment, processing, and other cognitive skills. Dyspraxia also impacts the immune and central nervous systems. Each dyspraxic person has different abilities and weaknesses as dyspraxia often comes with a variety of comorbidities. The most common of these is Developmental Coordination Disorder (also known as DCD), a motor-planning-based disorder that impacts fine and gross motor development. For insurance reasons, the World Health Organization code for DCD and dyspraxia together is F82 and the DSM code for DCD alone is 315.4.

Catherine Loria's Story

Catherine Loria's Story

As far as advice to others, especially to parents raising a child with dyspraxia, she says, "Don't give up. Keep fighting for your child and get help. If a doctor or teacher isn't helpful or listening to you, try and find another doctor/teacher who will listen."

Elizabeth Believes in Herself book release, Dyspraxia USA Fundraiser

Michele Gianetti, R.N. has released her newest book.

Elizabeth Believes in Herself: The Special Journey Continues follows the life of Elizabeth, Michele’s daughter, who has global Dyspraxia and Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD), from her middle school years through her entry into her current college program.

One dollar for every book sold will be donated to Dyspraxia USA.