The Workplace

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

DYSPRAXIA, A WORKPLACE ISSUE

Laurence talks the GMB union’s Think Differently at Work campaign and the work they are doing to help improve awareness of Dyspraxia and other neurodiverse conditions.

MY AVERAGE DAY AS AN ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY TRAINER AND WORKPLACE STRATEGY COACH

I thought I’d start this piece with a brief introduction to myself. My name is Chris and I’m 35. In 2014, I was diagnosed with dyspraxia (I knew I had this and that this diagnosis was severe from early childhood)…

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