Amanda Kirby receiving award from Mayor of West Midlands

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Cardiff digital start-up rises to the challenge to win West Midlands Mayor’s technology competition Welsh technology start-up Do-IT Solutions has won the chance to work alongside the Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street after developing a digital tool to help tackle youth unemployment. Based in Cardiff, DoIT was one of four winners in the […]

Do-IT wins major award supporting youths into employment

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Do-IT wins major award supporting youths into employment   One in five unemployed youths has significant hidden challenges that make it difficult for them to find and retain a job. Do-IT Solutions, a Cardiff-based company, has just won the West Midlands Combined Authority’s prestigious Urban Challenge award (Youth section) with a project that engages with […]

Kirby highlights how information can be reassuring in article with mybaba.com

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Advice and guidance can start early with raising awareness of learning difficulties including DCD/Dyspraxia. An article as an expert was published on website mybaba.com and  highlights what to look for as we know we can pick up some signs and symptoms of DCD/Dyspraxia in early years. See http://www.mybaba.com/recognising-signs-symptoms-dcd-dyspraxia/

Kirby, academic on the “Neurodiverse Voices: Opening Doors to Employment” report.

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The Westminster AchieveAbility Commission report “Neurodiverse Voices: Opening Doors to Employment”  launched in House of Commons on 22nd January highlights the startling gap in employment for those with neurodiversity Amanda Kirby was one of the leading academics involved in this report. http://www.achieveability.org.uk/main/policy/wac-report-is-released

Prison Service Journal publication

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Do-IT Solutions are delighted to have an article ( with colleague Hayley Gibbon at University of South Wales) published in the Prison Service Journal : https://lnkd.in/g7quqqZ on:  Rationale and use of computer screening tools in prisons for people with learning difficulties and disabilities. Do-IT Profiler has been used for 10 years in prisons in the UK. […]

New paper published by Amanda Kirby on DCD/Dyspraxia in adulthood

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Professor Kirby and colleague Miri Tal Saban have just published a review article in the international journal of Current Developmental Disorders Reports on Developmental Coordination Disorder/Dyspraxia in adulthood using ICF( WHO) principles and demonstrating a working model. See: http://rdcu.be/ESYx DCD occurs in 3-5% of the population and is far more common than Autism. It remains […]

Professor Amanda Kirby talking on TV about poor labelling of children’s sweets that don’t highlight colourings

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Amanda was on BBC Wales X-Ray on 30th October talking about varying and poor labeling of children’s sweets that don’t comply with EU law. There are 6 colours that are supposed to be clearly labeled as they cause hyperactivity in some children. About 1 in 3 children with ADHD may be more sensitive to colourings. […]

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