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Hi, my name is Katie_Rosa89! I wish there was a Dyspraxia Support Group

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Katie_Rosa89
Katie_Rosa89 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
edited July 2022 in Start here and say hello!
I've always wished that there was a Dyspraxia Support Group. Dyspraxia really affects my life, particularly my working life.

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  • bg844
    bg844 Community member Posts: 3,887 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Katie_Rosa89
    Welcome to Scope. Please join in the discussions, you will be made welcome.

  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,503 Disability Gamechanger
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    Welcome to the community @katie_rosa89 :) Thanks for joining!

    You're welcome to post about your experiences with dyspraxia here on the community. Even if other members don't have any personal experience of living with dyspraxia, they may be able to relate to some of the barriers and challenges you face. 

    Would you feel comfortable telling us a little more about how having dyspraxia affects your working life? 

    You may also find it helpful to get in touch with the Dyspraxia Foundation, to see if they can identify any support groups or similar that you could access. 
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  • Jo_2022
    Jo_2022 Community Volunteer Host Posts: 298 Pioneering
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    Hello @Katie_Rosa89! 😊 A warm welcome to you on Scope! Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. Yes, Dyspraxia does not seem to be that well recognised. 

    I have a friend with Dyspraxia, who I met at college and she is the loveliest person I know.

    I have found this organisation online called British Dyslexia Association, which you may find helpful: https://www.bdadyslexia.org.uk/services/helpline

    Best wishes
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  • Katie_Rosa89
    Katie_Rosa89 Community member Posts: 3 Listener
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    Thank you everybody for the warm welcome! I'll try the dyspraxia society too. Basically work has been difficult for me as I struggle with speed, concentration and I have a poor memory. Workplaces have actively tried to get me out and I have actually been let go from a job recently. I am at quite a low ebb at the moment though I'll recover. All workplaces want you to be perfect and its impossible.
  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello and welcome to the community @Katie_Rosa89, thank you for replying. 

    Sorry to hear that you are feeling low at the moment, and that you have had challenges with work in the past. Have you disclosed to your past employers about your condition and how it impacts you in the workplace? They could look to make adjustments for you so that you can overcome some of those barriers and thrive despite any extra challenges you face.
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  • BrokenDoll
    BrokenDoll Community member Posts: 6 Listener
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    Thank you everybody for the warm welcome! I'll try the dyspraxia society too. Basically work has been difficult for me as I struggle with speed, concentration and I have a poor memory. Workplaces have actively tried to get me out and I have actually been let go from a job recently. I am at quite a low ebb at the moment though I'll recover. All workplaces want you to be perfect and its impossible.

    Fellow Dyspraxic, I have never been able to even get a job because I have never made it past the interview stage. The older I got the harder it was as no one wants to hire a 30+ year old with no work history even though I have done uni and lots of courses so Im well educated/trained.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,503 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @brokendoll :) Thanks for sharing your experiences with us! It can be disheartening when we don't feel as though we're getting anywhere with our job search. I'm wondering whether you might find it helpful to access one of our free employment services. Perhaps you could take a look and let me know what you think?
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