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BIG INTERVIEW: JESSICA WILBERFORCE, AUTHOR

Jessica Wilberforce is a self-diagnosed Dyspraxic, mother to a Dyspraxic son and an author with two novels to her name. We checked in with her during lockdown to learn a bit about her and the books she has written so far and the neurodivergent lead character at the heart of her stories. 1. Could you […]

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REMOTE WORKING AND DYSPRAXIA

All changed, changed utterly: A terrible beauty is born. In his poem Easter 1916 WB Yeats wrote this line. As someone who has been commuting last the last 13 years between college and work this line has gained more value recently. Due to the Covid 19 outbreak I am now working from home so my […]

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CORONVIRUS OUTBREAK – A MESSAGE TO ALL

  Hi everyone The uncertainty and unease all of us face in our daily lives has ramped up massively in the last few weeks and our usual routines have been drastically changed. There is a lot we simply cannot control and the amount of advice and information is dizzying both official and floating about by word […]

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DISCOVERING THE JOY OF MEETING FELLOW DYSPRAXICS

Growing up with dyspraxia can be a very lonely place at times – particularly if you grew up in a time where it was almost unheard of or you were the only one among your peers who had it. It was my, as I am sure countless others’, experience that there was an endless amount […]

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13 FAMOUS NEURODIVERGENT WOMEN

    Hello folks! I am Chloe, a 24-year-old dyspraxic and dyslexic woman from the UK. I, along with many other neurodivergent women, received my diagnoses in adulthood after years of emotional, academic and social difficulties which I could never explain. For my entire life, I was the odd woman out and had to work […]

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MY BOSS JUST DOESN’T UNDERSTAND ME

In 2007, I completed my degree course and left university, started temping and found a permanent role within a year. Every change of job meant another application form, and each time I declared my disability. When doing so, I assumed that the definition of dyspraxia was widely understood, something I now know to be untrue. […]

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MY ‘DYSPRAXIC-NESS’

A Brief intro to Dyspaxia The neurons (cells that transport signals around the brain and to the body) of dyspraxic people work in a consistently different way to people who are not dyspraxic. There are many things that may cause this difference; not getting enough oxygen at birth, brain injury, infection, but a lot of […]

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THE DYSPRAXIC LANDSCAPE

As a community we’re really diverse and no two of us are exactly the same. We’re affected differently and to varying degrees by a condition that is the very devil to define and describe (especially so given our condition). We’ve all trodden different paths to get to where we are. Having lived with dyspraxia and […]

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STARTING MY CAREER AS A DYSPRAXIC OCCUPATIONAL THERAPIST: MY FIRST STEPS & STUMBLES

To celebrate Dyspraxia Awareness Week I thought it was would be good idea to write about what it is like to be me, a Dyspraxic adult  transitioning from training in a new profession into actual practice out there in the workplace, all with the  added hurdles of  a neurological difference. I come across lots of  […]

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Dyspraxia Diagnosis; would you? Should you?

I’ve always felt ‘different’, often a bit of an outsider looking in, and never really understood why. At school, I found that when left doing something such as reading or research, basically anything working alone, I’d be happy, but when faced with the ritual humiliation of P.E. classes or group activities I felt like I […]

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