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Author: jade-hall-smith

Jade is an artist, games designer and programmer. She was diagnosed with Dyspraxia aged 10 and austism at 26. She enjoys making games and playing football. She's an Incredible Hulk and Marvel Comics enthusiast. In her spare time she plays football, does design work and founded Variegated Games, where she designs games to raise awareness of disability and mental health.

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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DYSPRAXIA IN FEMALES: A LOOK AT UNDER-DIAGNOSIS

Amy Boland It was a hot summer’s day in May 2006 when I had finished my final SATS paper, I blew the steam away from my pencil and gazed outside, my eyes opening wide at the prospect of a lovely, bright summer awaiting, no more exams and no homework, bliss! Or so one would think, […]

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DYSPRAXIA AND THE POWER OF CREATIVITY

There is a strong correlation between people with dyspraxia and creativity. I, for one am very creative and always have been. From the moment I could hold a crayon, I was drawing anyone and anything I could. I had little to no interest in reading like my sister, who was only one year older than […]

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HOW FOOTBALL HELPED MY DYSPRAXIA

Jade tells us about how joining the school football team helped show her what she can do.

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