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by Tom fod
Fri May 03, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Cannabis and Dyspraxia
Replies: 11
Views: 4430

Re: Cannabis and Dyspraxia

I think the medicinal Cannabis debate will rage on and whilst the rules here clearly state you should not discuss activities that are illegal I fully accept some people may use it to self medicate and/or recreationally. From an over paternalistic standpoint I am concerned that where cannabis is ille...
by Tom fod
Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Dyspraxia Research Project
Replies: 10
Views: 148

Re: Dyspraxia Research Project

andica wrote:
Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:52 pm
I'm happy to be interviewed if it's not too late.
Hi Andica. I was in touch with Chris earlier by email and have tipped him off re your interest.
by Tom fod
Fri Apr 26, 2019 6:30 am
Forum: Work
Topic: I fear that my Dyspraxia will affect my future job
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: I fear that my Dyspraxia will affect my future job

Hi again. Without knowing anything much about you or your location - (Pls feel free to introduce yourself in our Introductions Section when you feel comfortable.) - it is not fair or right to rule anything in or out for you. If copy writing sounds interesting, it is worth investigating/pursuing. Tel...
by Tom fod
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:37 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello fellow Dyspraxics
Replies: 1
Views: 40

Re: Hello fellow Dyspraxics

Hi Andica Welcome We rather contradict and confound convention in a lot of ways and having ball skills would cause many to totally dismiss the notion that you might be affected. They’d be wrong as it is more than being able to do up ones shoelaces tie a tie or give silver service at a dinner event w...
by Tom fod
Thu Apr 25, 2019 2:22 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: I fear that my Dyspraxia will affect my future job
Replies: 4
Views: 137

Re: I fear that my Dyspraxia will affect my future job

Hi Unsolved and welcome. It is probably best to start by thinking about what you’d like to do and what is currently available where you live that you can get to. The Dyspraxia Foundation is the principal association but there are Disability Confident employers who will look beyond your difficulties ...
by Tom fod
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: DalDyDir opens respite and holiday centre in wales www.accessiblebreakwales.co.uk
Replies: 2
Views: 102

Re: DalDyDir opens respite and holiday centre in wales www.accessiblebreakwales.co.uk

This poster was sent a PM warning note asking that they seek prior permission to advertise in view of Forum rules. Think I was obviously in an unusually good mood. A lot of moderator/administration action is behind the scenes and it was unusual I didn’t immediately instigate my usual remove and ban ...
by Tom fod
Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi!
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: Hi!

Hi Ruby and thanks for posting. There are certainly strong links between Dyspraxia and anxiety and all kinds of mental health difficulties. Society seems to demand that we try to conform to its’ ideals of social norms and if we can’t it is sadly we who are seen (or see ourselves) as the problem and ...
by Tom fod
Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:47 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Dyspraxia Research Project
Replies: 10
Views: 148

Re: Dyspraxia Research Project

Just for reassurance I have reviewed Chris' request and approved. Any questions please ask Chris in the first instance, but do feel free to contact myself.
by Tom fod
Tue Apr 16, 2019 9:14 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hi im new here
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: hi im new here

Hi Penny Woody? You've passed the Dyspraxia test it was I who responded to welcome the three of you in one post (so my own fault in part) 8-) Sadly it seems all too many support groups are for parents or younger persons aged up to around 25. The Dyspraxia Foundation (DF) occasionally hold conference...
by Tom fod
Tue Apr 16, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Living with dyspraxia
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Re: Living with dyspraxia

Hi Michh and welcome, Firstly apologies for not responding sooner, I\ve been a bit under the weather, It's good to vent. I know what you mean about having multiple spinning plates and the stressfulness of trying to at least appear on top of everything. I can't advise on being a father, but can't ima...
by Tom fod
Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Did anyone see the derogatory story about a teacher with Dyspraxia who lost his employment Tribunal
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Re: Did anyone see the derogatory story about a teacher with Dyspraxia who lost his employment Tribunal

Part of me thinks that we could never win over anyone who reads that story and isn't able to recognise it doesn't conform to or reflect the whole story. There is thankfully a lot more awareness than there used to be, but I do agree that there regrettably still remains an unacceptable degree of ignor...
by Tom fod
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:23 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Movie characters who might be dyspraxic
Replies: 18
Views: 2767

Re: Movie characters who might be dyspraxic

Tintin was actually inspired by a series of comic books published between 1929 and 1950 in Belgium and written in French. The books have been translated into 70 languages and inspired TV animation (there may have been a film too) and like Chocolate, Smurfs and Beer it's another thing we can thank ou...
by Tom fod
Fri Apr 12, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Did anyone see the derogatory story about a teacher with Dyspraxia who lost his employment Tribunal
Replies: 8
Views: 156

Re: Did anyone see the derogatory story about a teacher with Dyspraxia who lost his employment Tribunal

It certainly must have been a big deal for the unfortunate gentleman concerned. The way the story was twisted to suit media agendas was disturbing and infuriating. There was a lot of deeply regrettable failure to communicate and the way the media portrayed it, he could 'barely read or write,' yet he...
by Tom fod
Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:16 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: hi im new here
Replies: 6
Views: 114

Re: hi im new here

Hi Dyspraxia Gothic, Dyspenny and Woody and welcome to our oasis. Nice to see three new members as what with multiple closed Facebook Groups we're quite old stool tech on here with no liking option, we have been a bit of a backwater for a while. I guess I would say I'm relatively mildly affected tho...
by Tom fod
Wed Apr 10, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Studying
Topic: Hello, and difficulties with structure!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 171

Re: Hello, and difficulties with structure!!!

Hi Alice So long since I joined here I don't remember how I got through that bit. Anyway welcome. I'm afraid I don't remember ever having specific lessons on structure and I left formal schooling at 18 and did a vocational Business Admin course. All I can suggest is reading and searching by keyword ...