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123Dys

Field of intervention
Vocational training
Supported organization
123Dys
Country and localization
France, Lyon and its region
Supported people
19 young disable people
Project helped in
2010-2011
Amount of the support
20,000 euros

« Ordys »: Workshops to open doors into professional life for dyspraxic youths.

123Dys is an association set up to support and accompany dyspraxic people and help them achieve an autonomous and fulfilling life. Dyspraxia is a condition that impairs a person’s ability to execute particular movements automatically but does not result in total paralysis of the muscles involved in the movement.

In 2010, 123Dys established the “Ordys” program which aims at opening doors into professional life for dyspraxic youths. 5 association’s volunteers are taught to organize computer training courses for the target group. The goal is to help dyspraxic teenagers and young adults to sharpen their memories and organizational skills and thereby boost their chances of findings jobs and blending into society.

In 2010, the Accor Foundation* supported this pilot program for 4 young people. In 2011, the Foundation supported the extension of this program for the training of 15 additional young people.

* In 2013, the Accor Foundation became Solidarity Accor.

 

The project holder
Laurent Desboudard
General Manager ibis Lyon Gare Part Dieu

« More personally, it was how receptive the Foundation members were, and the fact that I can do something to help 123Dys, the association, via the Foundation. The fact that this disease is getting more exposure is also vital because not that many people know about it. »