Help Resources List - Updated 22 Sep 2020

Getting assessed for your dyspraxia, getting help, disability allowance etc.

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Help Resources List - Updated 22 Sep 2020

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Mental Health, Emotional and mental wellbeing work, studying and coping in general


This is a work in progress

Please note availability of some services may be much reduced due to ongoing Covid 19 pandemic


Please post your own favourite links to useful sites and information as comments below. I can then edit to add and incorporate under the categories below.
If you have any constructive comments about sites /resources or experiences feel free to add these too.


United Kingdom based

The Dyspraxia Foundation
www.dyspraxiafoundation.org.uk
Helpline Mon - Fri 0900 - 1300 (1pm). 01462 454986 (Helpline not currently in operation. Please use their webform as DF office is closed and they're working from home due to Covid 19 Pandemic)

Dyspraxia and Life: A Free online Magazine containing articles written by Dyspraxic folk. Highly recommended
www.dyspraxialifemagazine.co.uk


The Dyspraxic Doctor: Emma is very helpful and runs a Social Enterprise. Last time I took a look at website she was taking a break due to current Pandemic. Her site has some very useful resources and I've seen her speak. Highly Recommended
https://www.thedyspraxicdoctor.com

Dyspraxic Help 4 U:
This is a site /initiative created by a friend of mine and has some useful information about disability entitlements and discounts. These may not be applicable for everyone but definitely still worth a look.
https://dyspraxichelp4u.wixsite.com/dyspraxia

Support at or relating to work

SCOPE (UK Disability Organisation)
https://www.scope.org.uk


ACAS
https://www.acas.org.uk. Helpline Mon to Fri 0800 -1800 (6pm) 0300 123 1100

GMB Trade Union
https://www.gmb.org.uk/sites/default/fi ... -guide.pdf

Access to Work
https://www.gov.uk/access-to-work
or visit your local Jobcentre Plus

Genius Within
https://www.geniuswithin.co.uk/neurodiv ... 6b4f8-90b0

Exceptional Individuals Help Neurodverse Individuals and Employers
https://exceptionalindividuals.com

Dyspraxia Specific bits
https://exceptionalindividuals.com/neur ... dyspraxia/
They do have an indication test though it didn't think I was


Studying
http://www.diverse-learners.co.uk

Being/becoming a parent
http://www.dyspraxialifemagazine.co.uk/ ... nts-group/

http://www.dyspraxialifemagazine.co.uk/ ... dyspraxia/

https://www.thedyspraxicdoctor.com/post ... onemidwife


More general Mental Health support (UK)

The Samaritans
https://www.samaritans.org. Call 116123

Campaign against Living Miserably
https://www.thecalmzone.net

Anxiety UK
https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Mind
https://www.mind.org.uk

NHS
https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-ma ... gIWM_D_BwE


On Social Media
There are also support groups on Social Media including:
This is not a complete or exhaustive list nor is it necessarily an endorsement


Various Groups and Pages on Facebook

Dyspraxia & Adulthood (Dyspraxic Circle)
https://www.facebook.com/groups/385200148985344/

Dyspraxia & Life
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2011392485819490/

Dyspraxia Awareness
https://www.facebook.com/groups/2213789638/

DyspraxiaUK
https://www.facebook.com/groups/DyspraxiaUK/

Dyspraxic Circle Womens Network
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1092028857798213/

Dyspraxia Support Group Teeside
https://m.facebook.com/dyspraxiasupport ... ale2=en_GB
Pages

Personal Training with Dyspraxia
https://www.facebook.com/dyspraxiainadulthood/

The Dyspraxia Foundation's FB page dedicated to adults
https://www.facebook.com/DyspraxiaFound ... Md4yh0Gy9A


You Tube

Krystal Bella. https://www.youtube.com/user/krystalxforever

The Two Dyspraxics. https://www.youtube.com/user/TheTwoDyspraxics

The Theatric Dyspraxic https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDrGsW ... 7ZttBBcWQw


Problems with the Department of Work and Pensions.(DWP)

Support at or relating to work

SCOPE (UK Disability Organisation)
https://www.scope.org.uk


ACAS
https://www.acas.org.uk. Helpline Mon to Fri 0800 -1800 (6pm) 0300 123 1100

GMB Trade Union
https://www.gmb.org.uk/sites/default/fi ... -guide.pdf

Access to Work
https://www.gov.uk/access-to-work
or visit your local Jobcentre Plus

Genius Within
https://www.geniuswithin.co.uk/neurodiv ... 6b4f8-90b0

Exceptional Individuals Help Neurodverse Individuals and Employers
https://exceptionalindividuals.com

Dyspraxia Specific bits
https://exceptionalindividuals.com/neur ... dyspraxia/
They do have an indication test though it didn't think I was


Studying
http://www.diverse-learners.co.uk

Being/becoming a parent
http://www.dyspraxialifemagazine.co.uk/ ... nts-group/

http://www.dyspraxialifemagazine.co.uk/ ... dyspraxia/

https://www.thedyspraxicdoctor.com/post ... onemidwife


More general Mental Health support (UK)

The Samaritans
https://www.samaritans.org. Call 116123

Campaign against Living Miserably
https://www.thecalmzone.net

Anxiety UK
https://www.anxietyuk.org.uk

Mind
https://www.mind.org.uk

NHS
https://www.nhs.uk/oneyou/every-mind-ma ... gIWM_D_BwE



Beyond the UK
Ireland
Dyspraxia Ireland
www.dyspraxiaireland.com. Helpline 01 8747 085


Europe
Please help by suggesting

North America
DyspraxiaUSA. www.dyspraxiausa.org


Rest of World
Please help by suggesting



Books in Print/E Book Format

Caged in Chaos, Victoria Biggs

Dyspraxia: Dyspraxic Adults Surviving in a Non-Dyspraxic World, Janet Taylor and Mary Morris (Kindle only afaik)

Living with Dyspraxia: A Guide for Adults with Developmental Dyspraxia, Mary Colley

Please help by suggesting more
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I didn't know that anxiety was characteristic of dyspraxia till recently. Thanks Tom, very thoughtful of you to post this.

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I would say anxiety is a standard reaction for many of us. If anyone has any tips and/or has managed to banish it and has a universal solution please share your secret and let us all know. A dark and warped sense of humour can only go so far! :-)
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Hi Tom, thanks for posting this.


My counsellor says living with a hidden disability causes us lots of daily strain. So thanks for these links that can help support us all.


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Anxiety is something that occurs with my Asperger's and schizoaffective disorder . Very probably being dyspraxic ,although not officially diagnosed , adds to that anxiety.

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V much so
We're intelligent but it's a disconnect when we mske silly mistakes despite our best efforts.
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I am so glad to have come across this thread. For many years I have suffered from high levels of anxiety and never really known why. Even though I was diagnosed back at the age of 4 with Dyspraxia, I was never told about how it was connected to my high anxiety.
Discovering so was a huge relief for me but at the same time, felt like a massive slap in the face. For growing up and receiving treatment, I was told at one point that I am no longer Dyspraxic. Yet this isn't to be the case as it turns out the anxiety is also just another part of it.
So yes being Dyspraxic does lead to high anxiety.
Are you on Facebook? If so then why not sign up to the Dyspraxia Support Group, where you can chat with fellow Dyspraxics at https://www.facebook.com/groups/294976028092912/

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Re: Help Resources List - Updated 22 Sep 2020

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Hello,

Here are some additional resources:

Microsoft To-Do, formerly Wanderlist

Web version: https://to-do.microsoft.com/tasks/
Android app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... soft.todos
Windows desktop app: https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/p/micro ... verviewtab
iOS app: https://apps.apple.com/app/id1212616790?mt=8

I really rate this app - easy to use, easy to share if you have friends, family or others with whom you need to share task lists.

Tile

Web version: https://www.thetileapp.com/en-gb/
Android app: https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... leapp.tile
iOS app: https://apps.apple.com/app/id664939913

You need to invest in hardware for this but I have found that small investment has retrieved my phone and keys numerous times, very nicely. Tile is a tag that works via Bluetooth to locate your list item/s.

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