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Hi everybody, I am getting to know my brain more and I think I need some support.

rjdaccache Community member Posts: 1 Listener
edited November 2022 in Autism and neurodiversity
I am 24 years old, and I got diagnosed with dyspraxia and dyslexia earlier this year. I've found it incredibly hard to accept my disability and also navigate it. I was wondering if anyone had any resources where I can ask for some guidance or advice from a professional.


  • chiarieds
    chiarieds Community member Posts: 15,858 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @rjdaccache - & welcome to the community. I wonder if you've discussed your diagnoses with your GP to ask for their help & support? I'd ask them first.
    There's some info here about dyspraxia: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/developmental-coordination-disorder-dyspraxia-in-adults/  which as you'll see, may in some be linked to dyslexia. Some therapies may help, & also there are links to some supportive charities at the bottom of the page.
  • Cher_Alumni
    Cher_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 5,741 Disability Gamechanger
    @rjdaccache Hello there and a warm welcome from me! How are you today?

    Acceptance of new diagnoses can take some time to get your head around, but positively they also bring a better understanding of ourselves and how our bodies and minds might work differently to others. 

    How do you feel about @chiarieds suggestions of speaking further with your GP or some specialist organisations? Do you feel comfortable doing that?

    Please let us know how you get on and we wish you all the very best. We're always here to talk to if you need anyone, 24/7.
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  • L_Volunteer
    L_Volunteer Community Volunteer Adviser, Scope Member Posts: 7,979 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @rjdaccach. Welcome to Scope's forum, it is great to see you have joined us.

    Thanks for already finding the courage to reach out to us. I appreciate how much courage it can take to reach out, especially when you are new and finding things challenging.

    I can hear how you are mainly struggling with accepting and navigating being diagnosed with dyspraxia and dyslexia. 

    Some resources where you can ask for some guidance/advice from a professional include:

    Would you like to tell us a little more about what struggling with accepting and navigating being diagnosed with dyspraxia and dyslexia looks like for you at the moment?

    You only need to tell us as much or as little as you feel comfortable with and wish to. However, we are all here for you and listening to you  :)
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