A SERIES of events are being held to support people in the region living with dyspraxia.

The Dyspraxia Support Group Teesside is holding the events to mark a national awareness week, which runs from October 4 to 11.

The events kick off on Sunday with a brownie baking session for parents and children at 7pm. On Tuesday, October 6 there will be a creative session at 7pm and on Thursday, October 8 there will be a discussion meeting for adults at 7.30pm. On Friday, October 9 the group will look at case studies about how the group has been beneficial to members.The final event on October 10 will be a fundraising quiz from 7.30pm.

All session will be held via Zoom and are bookable on Eventbrite.

Pritthijit Datta, who founded the Teesside group in 2015, having been diagnosed with the condition at the age of eight, said: “The charity specialises in helping people who suffer from dyspraxia, a co-ordination disorder which is often misdiagnosed and misunderstood.

“I have the condition myself and know how it can affect people, especially children who don’t understand why they can’t do things others take for granted. They feel awkward and being called names, such as clumsy, can lead to low self-esteem.

“It is a fairly common condition but doesn’t have the high profile of many other medical conditions – that is something our group hopes to change.”

For more information contact Pritthijit on 07804 368585 or go to the website www.dyspraxiasupport.org.