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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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DYSPRAXIA AND PLAY THERAPY

I have been in counselling for almost five years and have been diagnosed with Dyspraxia for 17 years. My counsellor believes in, and practises, play therapy for adults and children alike. (He also has experience of working with dyspraxia, which is why I chose him). The website psychologydictionary.com defines play therapy as “the utilization of play activities […]

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THE BIG INTERVIEW WITH: LIZZIE DE LA FORCE – TATTOO-ARTIST

We sat down with Lizzie De La Force, a tattoo artist from Cardiff  to find out more about who she is how, what she does and the about the part Dyspraxia plays in her life. When were you diagnosed and how did you feel about it? Did it come as a shock? When i was […]

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10 MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT DYSPRAXIA

Here are a few of the most common misconceptions about Dyspraxia that I have heard, even up as far as last week. 1.  “I thought you just grew out of that as you get older.” Dyspraxia is defined as a lifelong neurological disorder.  This means that while challenges can very well be managed with the […]

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