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by Ram
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Finding a job
Replies: 16
Views: 401

Re: Finding a job

My mom has told me from a young age that I've been a burden and she wished I wasn't born because I trapped her here in South Africa................. I got offered a job like yesterday travelling and creating curriculums for schools world wide and it seems like an amazing opportunity so I'm thinking...
by Ram
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: ASD and dyspraxia- how much are they related?
Replies: 9
Views: 368

Re: ASD and dyspraxia- how much are they related?

This is a question I posed on Quora to see what responses there were. https://www.quora.com/Can-dyspraxia-make-it-difficult-for-you-to-organise-your-thoughts To quote the second person that replied : No. There’s been a lot of BS floating around the Internet to the effect that dyspraxia is a learnin...
by Ram
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:44 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: At what age did you learn to swim , or can't you swim?
Replies: 18
Views: 952

Re: At what age did you learn to swim , or can't you swim?

Strangely enough, I was the only person in my class at primary school who could swim when I was 7. This is the only time that I've been above average at sport in my life. :-) I should say that this situation was not down to me having a special talent. It was simply that my father, being a sailor, ha...
by Ram
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:38 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Dyspraxia Foundation is upping it's game re. all adult dyspraxics. Yeah!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 207

Re: Dyspraxia Foundation is upping it's game re. all adult dyspraxics. Yeah!!!

I'm happy to say that I've just a really positive telephone conversation with Sophie Kayani (Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Dyspraxia Foundation) & actually the Dyspraxia Foundation has being putting plans in place to be a lot more representative to all adult dyspraxics & to lobby for change...
by Ram
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:36 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Finding a job
Replies: 16
Views: 401

Re: Finding a job

[/quote] The other one I hate is "for such an intelligent girl, you're really stupid". [/quote] I've experienced that one, too. Well not the girl bit as I'm male. :-D I admit that I occasionally think that about people. But I have never voiced such a thought. Not being able to filter such a thought ...
by Ram
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Finding a job
Replies: 16
Views: 401

Re: Finding a job

It's a shame that your mother can't be more supportive. It seems to me that she wants you to take on the responsibility of being an adult, but she also still acting as if you have only the knowledge of a child. Her attitude is counter-productive, to say the least. Anyway, reading your post I have a ...
by Ram
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: Finding a job
Replies: 16
Views: 401

Re: Finding a job

allesandro wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:41 am
"Why can't you just be a waiter?" "Why can't you just be a bartender?"

It must be infuriating when a relative says 'why don't/can't you just...?'. I hate that phrase so much. It's usually the mark of a know-it-all, who hasn't put much thought into the matter at all!
by Ram
Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:57 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Burnout
Replies: 13
Views: 671

Re: Burnout

There is definitely burn out with dyspraxia. You have to try so much harder than the average person to do things so you will get tired a lot more easily and this is made worse if you also have sensory processing problems. You will need a lot more breaks and more sleep especially if you expect to ju...
by Ram
Sat May 12, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Been alone for quite long
Replies: 1
Views: 600

Re: Been alone for quite long

Hi. It's been almost 2 month since I did talked about myself, but considering my saying went unheard, I wasn't even sure if I could go on. Well, I got 26 two weeks ago. Which basically means that I have been 6 years alone, if I consider the trash, unealthy and distant thing I had with a sick person...
by Ram
Sat May 12, 2018 10:17 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Keeping Current With Fresh Posts
Replies: 39
Views: 4156

Re: Keeping Current With Fresh Posts

Well, you're correct. Also, as I had said previously to you in a pm, Americans live in a very large country, and the slang expressions vary from region to region, and from state to state, even from city to city. In New England, for instance, the word 'wicked' means extremely, such as 'the concert w...
by Ram
Sat May 12, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Confused of SW London
Replies: 6
Views: 621

Re: Confused of SW London

Thanks guys -had a little time to think about it now -oddest thing is the little odd things about me that I dismissed years ago - without thinking about the 'why's -they now have a bit of an explanation eg my light/touch/noise sensitivity oh and my real dislike of any tight clothing I alwaysthink o...
by Ram
Wed May 09, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Being compared to being on drugs
Replies: 18
Views: 2175

Re: Being compared to being on drugs

Small amounts of alcohol drinking are supposed to increase life expectancy, yeah, but I was talking about something like 15 units a week in that example. :) I suppose the problem is that words like moderate are a bit vague unless they are qualified by a number. I've made up a rather crude table of ...
by Ram
Wed May 09, 2018 7:57 pm
Forum: Transport
Topic: Can dyspraxic people drive manual cars
Replies: 17
Views: 8351

Re: Can dyspraxic people drive manual cars

I certainly have been able to, but it's a different story for many dyspraxic people.

Like all "can dyspraxic people do?" questions, the answer to this one depends on the severity of the individual's dyspraxic condition and the particular symptoms that (s)he has.
by Ram
Wed May 09, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Being compared to being on drugs
Replies: 18
Views: 2175

Re: Being compared to being on drugs

I would argue that weed is definitely less harmful than alcohol in moderation based on my own experience, although moderate alcohol use is actually perfectly healthy on the whole. The primary concern with weed is that if people have latent schizophrenia, it can exacerbate symptoms, but I would much...
by Ram
Wed May 09, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Does Anyone have Kids or want Kids
Replies: 19
Views: 1835

Re: Does Anyone have Kids or want Kids

Whilst learning disabilities do have a hereditary factor, Dyspraxia is definitely not a dominant gene, so the chances are likely 25% or under. Also, it has been argued before that ASD may have been useful for evolution due to discoveries being made by high functioning autistic people. I've always w...