The Focus Foundation wishes everyone a Happy October. We hope you are enjoying autumn and the countdown to Halloween. Take a look at news, upcoming items, and what The Focus Foundation has been up to lately in our October social media recap.
October 1, 2022
The Focus Foundation has seen increased demand for its services as families struggle to cope with the pandemic, challenged community services, and restricted social engagement. Even with these challenges, the Focus Foundation continued to help children with XY Chromosomal anomalies from every continent of the world, transform from vulnerable to powerful, and disabled to able: Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, and Apraxia, a heroic effort indeed!
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October 5, 2022
October is here and with it comes crunching leaves, cozier layers, and—at the risk of being polarizing—pumpkin spice everything! But, on a more important note, October marks Dyslexia Awareness Month.
It’s a good moment to thank you for being a loyal supporter of The Focus Foundation and supporting our work to help youth who struggle to read due to dyslexia. Dyslexia or reading dysfunction is extremely common in children with X and Y chromosomal disorders. Dyslexia often co-occurs with developmental dyspraxia. Therefore, children diagnosed with dyslexia should be screened for X and Y chromosomal disorders using a chromosomal analysis.
October 6, 2022
What is a Learning Disability?
A learning disability is a brain-based condition that affects the way children learn how to read, spell, write, and/or do math. A child with a learning disability may have difficulty with short term memory, with speed of processing information, and with executive functions (which includes planning and organization).
Research has established that a learning disability does not indicate difficulties with intellectual abilities. Children with learning disabilities can achieve to their highest potential – but they need an educational setting and teachers that understand their needs and can provide instruction that does not necessarily follow traditional and conventional teaching methods.
What are the signs of a learning disability?
One or more of the following warning signs can be normal but if you notice several of these characteristics over a long period of time, consider the possibility of a learning disability. Diagnosis is the first step to intervention and success in school.
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October 10, 2022
Some underestimate our 49ers. But we never do.
He is why fundraisers like our Annual Oktoberfest are so important. With your help, we can help so many families reach heights like these. For your ticket or more information, visit https://okfest2022.eventbrite.com/
October 12, 2022
Meet DeXY! Every year we follow a new theme at the Oktoberfest Gala. Thank you to everyone who has supported this event for the past 10 years! Hope to see you this year!
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October 13, 2022
With $15, you can’t buy happiness, but you can buy a dozen doughnuts and support The Focus Foundation!!
We have just launched a GroupRaise Krispy Kreme Digital Dozens fundraising campaign. From now until January 9, 2023, 50% will be donated back to The Focus Foundation, when you purchase your doughnuts using our fundraising sales page.
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