Teenager helps to raise awareness

India Carmody from Abbot's Hill School with Emma Lewell-Buck MP
India Carmody from Abbot's Hill School with Emma Lewell-Buck MP

A Hemel schoolgirl was invited to the Palace of Westminster for the launch of a awareness week.

Fifteen year old India Carmody who lives in Berkhamstead and attends Abbot’s Hill School, visited the Houses of Parliament to attend the announcement of Dyspraxia Awareness Week.

India, who is affected by the developmental co-ordination disorder dyspraxia, said: “I was invited because of my ongoing work for the Dyspraxia Foundation. It was very informative and gave me an opportunity to gain advice from many specialists and fellow activists.”

The results of a survey reveal that the beginning of a new school term can create huge levels of anxiety, fear or even dread for the hundreds of teenagers diagnosed with dyspraxia. India said: “School can be tough for all teenagers – but with the help of my family, friends and teachers, I have been able to work out some simple coping techniques which do make things easier and help me to keep on top of things.”