Dyspraxic Me is a peer group for young dyspraxic people aged 16-25. At present young people can attend free monthly meetings in London.
Jess voluntarily founded ‘Dyspraxic Me’ in 2013. Jess was awarded a place on the Shaw Trust ‘Power 100’ 2018 list of the most influential and inspirational disabled people in Britain and is the 64th Points of Light.
In 2019 Jess completed an MA in Inclusive Arts Practice exploring neurodiversity through art, and created a Neurodiversity Museum.
Neurodiversity champion and advocate for people with learning differences such as dyslexia. Pride of Britain award nominee and recognized by HRH, The Prince of Wales for heroism, international fundraising and public speaking for the rights of people with disabilities.
Social entrepreneur, workforce development trainer, neurodiversity media expert and freelance filmmaker working with media outlets, including the London Olympics and the BBC.
Louise works in the museum and heritage sector, delivering system and procedure improvements to improve peoples working lives.
Louise co-founded Fair Museum Jobs to advocate for improved recruitment practices in museum and heritage work and has previously chaired the trustees of a community library
Louise became involved in Dyspraxic Me to work on policies and procedures, volunteer and trustee recruitment and to help with admin!
Berenice is a doctoral candidate in the War Studies Department at King’s College London. Her research is focused on the civil service careers of the Cambridge Five: Anthony Blunt, Guy Burgess, John Cairncross, Donald Maclean and Harold ‘Kim’ Philby.
Berenice began her career in museums and archives, and maintains a strong interest in how these institutions interpret history for public display. After leaving university she worked as head of research, and as a policy analyst for an aviation security consultancy based in the central London office. She subsequently became a civil servant and remains one whilst undertaking her PhD. The majority of her civil service career has been with the Cabinet Office.
Berenice holds an MA in Intelligence and Security Studies from Brunel University, London and an MA (Hons.) in History from the University of Aberdeen.