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10 AWKWARD MOMENTS I’M BLAMING ON MY DYSPRAXIA

1.  In the years before I had a clue what Dyspraxia was, my twin brother commented as I munched on a sandwich. He said I was eating it with the concentration and focus of someone trying to dismantle a bomb. To the untrained eye, there’s not much that goes into eating a BLT. To me, […]

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Throwing my hat out of the ring

This is a very personal post, but it is one I would like to share with you all. On Friday the 7th June 2019, I decided to throw my hat out of the ring. Yes, I went to university, to sign the papers, to withdraw from teacher training. I was studying for a Postgraduate Diploma […]

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My Dyspraxia Development

I’m going to talk about my experiences of dyspraxia during two very different periods of my life. The first period was when I was at boarding school in The 1970s. The school placed a lot of emphasis on the sport which was a nightmare for me. My physical coordination is appalling. My inability to move […]

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Dyspraxia Stories: Losing My Suitcase

I’ve often left my house wondering if I had my keys, if I locked the door and if I brushed my teeth. I usually find my keys in my pocket, taste the mint in the mouth then pray I locked the door before getting on with my day. Two common things for me and my […]

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Discovering Dyspraxia – A piece on self-identity

It is date night for me and my husband. This time it’s his turn to choose, and he picks laser tag. I am apprehensive, as I have limited experience with the game and this is the first time I’ll be playing with a group of strangers.   After paying, we are led into a small […]

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DYSPRAXIA & LIFE WRITERS HELP HMRC IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF NEW ONLINE TAX SYSTEM

The HMRC launched a brand new online platform submitting tax details on Thursday and Dyspraxia & Life were asked to play a part in its development with three writers being involved testing it out during the development and providing feedback, comments and insight into how their Dyspraxia can affect how they interact with and process […]

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GROWING UP AND THE REASON I’M DOING THIS

Why am I doing this? Why am I running website and a platform for adult Dyspraxics to tell their stories and share their experiences with the outside world. When I pressed enter to post that Facebook post on a Dyspraxia Facebook group telling people my plans the response was overwhelmingly positive. A few, suspicious and […]

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LIVING WITH DYSPRAXIA IN THE WORKPLACE AND AT HOME

I was diagnosed with full body Dyspraxia at 18 months old, I could not walk or talk properly until I was 6 years of age. I consider myself to be lucky that I received the support required to facilitate my needs and that I was diagnosed at such an early age. However, this did not […]

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FINDING AN ACCESSIBLE JOB AND WHAT IS RIGHT FOR ME

I’ve always had trouble finding work and it’s not because I’m lazy or unskilled or not trying hard enough because believe me, I’ve had many jobs, most of which are in the dreaded hospitality and catering field. The reason why is because for almost all the jobs I have had, I’ve had to be quick […]

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THE DYSPRAXIC FILM MAKER: A PROLOGUE

To quote a song lyric: “my mind is like a puzzle or a Rubik’s Cube”. My mind was often working overtime thinking about many different things. Piecing them together was like a puzzle that kept changing or was like doing a jigsaw with no picture on the box.   As I got older, I found […]

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