• Changing the Narrative on Verbal Dyspraxia

    Dyspraxia or DCD (developmental coordination disorder) has had more than its fair share of causing issues in my daily life. What has impacted me the most regarding my dyspraxia, is the verbal element, sometimes specifically called verbal dyspraxia.
  • THE POSITIVE ASPECTS OF DYSPRAXIA | Written by Charis Gambon

    I personally felt that the only aspects of Dyspraxia you hear about are the negative
    aspects and I did not feel that it was a fair portrayal of us as Dyspraxic individuals.
  • Dyspraxic Pageant Queen, Adrianne Robinson shares her accomplishments as Miss Inspiration Ambassador UK 2021

    Robinson is 29 years old, and she is the pageant Queen that currently holds the current Title Miss Inspiration Ambassador UK 2021.  She will compete for the main title of Miss Inspiration UK in June 2022.  Robinson works full time in the NHS as a clinical apprentice and has Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, and a visual impairment. She has been volunteering with different organisations since the age of 15. Additionally, Adrianne Robinson fundraises for her community, with events such as (but not limited to) the sleepout during 2021 with YMCA, food bank donations, and during covid-19 became an NHS First Responder. She also has a podcast called #fiercefootforwardx which explores volunteering. 
  • Please stop calling my dyspraxia 'cute' | Krystal-Bella Shaw - UK

    I grew up in the 1990s and early 2000s, by this point dyspraxia was a known disorder, however, still widely unrecognised by key people who interact with young people (teachers, social workers etc). However, the people in my life assumed I was just "cute and clumsy" a term that actually really upsets me to hear.
  • "I'm Not Drunk, I Have Dyspraxia" | Daye Dolina Allan - UK

    It goes without saying that the phrase "clumsy artist" evokes absolute and utter dread. Especially if you happen to be paying said artist hundreds of pounds to create a custom piece of artwork for you.
  • Graduating Despite Dyspraxia | Giorgio Antonello Tardio - UK

    After school I went to college to study Performing Arts. I was struggling in level 1 and my teacher wasn’t sure if I could handle it. I felt like this was my one chance to express myself and become more confident and involved with performing arts but feared I wouldn’t get to level 2.
  • Daddying while dyspraxic | John Lyon - UK (Scotland)

    I became a dad the year before last. I also suffer from the learning disability called Dyspraxia. The best way I can describe it is basically that you are always off balance. 
  • Growing Up With Dyspraxia | Rachel Tuplin -UK

    The first memory I have of dyspraxia-related struggles are from reception year at primary school (4-5 years old), and we were given puzzle booklets to complete over the duration of the term. The puzzles were yellow with red dots, intended to be traced over. The particular puzzle that I remember was a maze, and I was so perplexed by it. 
  • Dyspraxia and Me | Philippa Baraclough - UK

    For as long as I can remember I have always been dyspraxic. It has made things harder for me, but it has also allowed me to be more determined and more creative.
  • Dyspraxia Art Expression | Rabiah M - British Pakistani

    I guess this is my very first vent piece. I’m not really one to talk about my own problems as often as I should and I’ve never really “artistically expressed” anything before. So I debated posting this for a long while but I guess I am.
  • Trying Hard Enough | Lily Hood BA MSc - UK

    As a child, I was acutely aware that there was something wrong with me; I just didn’t seem to “get” things the way other children would. I couldn’t ride a bike, my dancing was clunky and unrhythmic, and even my walk was referred to as “strange”.
  • Dyspraxia, arts and crafts | Natalie Williams - UK

    Arts and crafts often require intricate detail (and therefore good fine motor skills) and the ability to carry out a sequence of tasks (requiring coordination and processing). And amongst the things dyspraxia affects are fine motor skills, coordination and processing. Despite how contradictory it sounds, it doesn’t mean that creativity isn’t for you if you’re dyspraxic! It’s about finding something you enjoy and doing it in a way that works for you.