Greetings, salutations, and a very warm welcome to Dyspraxic Fantastic; my blog on Dyspraxia & Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD). Many thanks for stopping by!
Dyspraxia is a lifetime condition that impacts an individual’s life in several different ways. A task that is mundane or even simple to one person can actually be incredibly complex or impossible for someone with dyspraxia. Something like tying shoelaces, as an example. On the other hand, despite the setbacks and difficulties we face, we are individuals who can accomplish and contribute greatly, if given a chance. Dyspraxic but Fantastic! To boost the overall awareness I created Dyspraxic Fantastic.
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About Dyspraxic Fantastic:
In 2016, my half-brother presented the opportunity for me to kickstart my own blog. Thoughts and ideas rushed through my mind; writing has been a big passion of mine, so what to do?! The 1960’s TV show Thunderbirds crossed my mind and I had almost convinced myself that was my topic! Then I had a lightbulb moment; dyspraxia! I could make a positive impact using this golden opportunity. With my heart fully set and I began to plan. After a few months of planning and writing I sat down to build my website. March 2017, my passion project officially went live.
For us to achieve our maximum potential is for other people to understand the struggles and the blights we face. After that, acceptance and a few adjustments (if needed) in the working or learning environment and we’ll be able to flourish. One of the greatest drawbacks of dyspraxia is the lack of awareness – it doesn’t get anywhere near the publicity and attention it deserves. Dyspraxia’s cousins (i.e. dyslexia and autism) are well-known and to get dyspraxia up the same par as them would be amazing. After all, Dyspraxia affects the same amount of people as dyslexia so it should have equal awareness.
With the Dyspraxia Foundation and other people doing their part, dyspraxia will finally get the recognition it deserves. Dyspraxic Fantastic is go!
A little bit about myself:
Howdy, I’m Robert. Growing up I was confused, awkward and clumsy with no explanation. I had some many questions with no answers; Why was I different? Why was I more clumsier than other students? Then, suddenly, a switched was flipped and I had an answer: Dyspraxia. I was 9 when I got it diagnosed and it helped answer some questions, but more questions took their place.
Even though I had this label it didn’t help to get me the adequate support throughout school – it was often just ignored or brushed aside. I can be classed as one of the ‘lucky’ ones when it comes to getting a diagnosis, seeing how I got a fairly early one. The rocky road that was my school life should show that luck was not exactly on my side. To add to the dyspraxia, I was diagnosed with higher functioning autism (asperger’s syndrome) in my early adult life, suffer with anxiety and occasionally depression.
Dyspraxic Fantastic’s S.P.E.L.L. Mission:
It isn’t all doom and gloom with dyspraxia, although it can feel like that the majority of the time. There are positive sides, but these positives are often overshadowed by the stigma of a label and the frustrating difficulties we face. As a result, this blog has 5 ongoing tasks:
S – Spread the word of Dyspraxia/DCD, therefore push its existence out there and up the awareness.
P – Provide information on Dyspraxia for people who need it; whether it’s indivduals, families, employers, parents, or even the king of Spain.
E – Explain several ways of support, overcome obstacles or at the very least a point in the right direction.
L – Link up with others who have blogs, websites, social networks, vlogs (video blogs), etc. to create a huge network of resource and information.*
L – Lighten the darkness of Dyspraxia with funny quips, potential characters, jokes ,and memes (catchphrases of the internet!)
(*If you have a site, blog, social network, etc for Dyspraxia send me a link and I’ll add it to the growing list!)
Thank you for visiting my site and I hope this will be a fruitful insight into the world of Dyspraxia and DCD
Robert (Blog Author)
“ Running up the down escalator”
~ Dyspraxic Fantastic
Where to go first?
Dyspraxic Fantastic is a site where I jam pack as much dyspraxia related content as I can possibly can. This can vary from the essential core facts to the number crunching statistics and from the trivial extra information to the funny insights. If you’re wondering where to start I recommend one of the following pages:
I have gained knowledge from my own and other people’s experiences along with information I have picked up as time has gone by. If you use the information or charts from this blog for your own projects I would appreciate it if you could credit my blog in a way you feel is appropriate.
This information on my blog is to help get Dyspraxia better known. For Dyspraxics themselves, you can learn more about Dyspraxia. Also, the Blog offers support and guidance as for those who are seeking information. In this Blog can be used to support and help a Dyspraxic out!
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