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Writing about my disability

AwesomelorenzoAwesomelorenzo Member Posts: 68 Connected
I was wondering, for all of you out there with dyspraxia or dylexia(I have experience of both) whether It would be beneficial for me to write about it. Dyspraxia especially isn't very well known about and I would like to spread more awarness about it.

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  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,350 Scope community team
    I think that's a great idea @Awesomelorenzo. I'd be interested to learn more about both of these and I'm sure others would like to read your experiences too.
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  • AwesomelorenzoAwesomelorenzo Member Posts: 68 Connected
    edited July 31
    Do you want to see a bit of what I've alredy written?
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 467 Pioneering
    Hi @Awesomelorenzo
                                         This sounds like a fantastic idea and as @Adrian_Scope has said I would be keen to learn more about both of these as well. Yes please, if you feel that you would like too, then please do share what you have written already. Thank you. 
  • AwesomelorenzoAwesomelorenzo Member Posts: 68 Connected

    Doctor who changed my life. To be specific, Ryan Sinclair of Jodie Whittaker’s thirteenth doctor, changed my life. Up until then, the word dyspraxia wasn’t in my vocabulary.

    Right from young I was different. I couldn’t talk properly and I had no instinct on how to do anything. My dad had to teach me simple things, like how to kick a ball and how to run. My first time parents didn’t know I was different to other babies.

    When I went to school, I knew I was different. I was always the one inviting others to my birthday parties and I never got invited to theirs. In P.E, I was last in every race and couldn’t throw a ball to save my life. Primary school was quite nice, really. I didn’t have any problems, until the boys grew up and thought girls were the spawn of Satan.

    Secondary school got harder for me. The change in the amount of responsibility really scared me. I had no friends apart from those who felt sorry for me. I only hung out with my ‘friends’ twice in five years. Although, I made one best friend and we are still in contact.

    College was hell. I mean it. I had two teachers. I’ll call them A and B, both of which insisted I was lazy. Awould tell me I was slouching, when I thought I was sitting bold upright. She also said I wasn’t taking notes. I didn’t know how to.

    B kept having small talks with me, saying that I wasn’t trying and I’d be on the dole all my life. It took four angry emails from my mum to get her kicked out. No-one would befriend me and I was depressed most of the time.

    This is the autobiography. I'm also thinking of doing some kind of fictional work, just to raise awarness.


  • Adrian_ScopeAdrian_Scope Administrator Posts: 7,350 Scope community team
    That would be great if you're willing @Awesomelorenzo. :smile:
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    Scope
  • WestHam06WestHam06 Community champion, Scope Volunteer Posts: 467 Pioneering
    Hi @Awesomelorenzo
                                         Thank you for sharing this with us. I am sorry to hear of the struggles you have faced throughout your education. Please do continue with your writing, it is really good that you feel able to share your experiences in order to raise awareness. Though  we have come far there is still some much awareness that needs to be raised around a variety of disabilities including dyspraxia and dyslexia and it sounds as though you are in a great position to do so. I salute you and thank you for working towards doing this. Thank you. 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 9,361 Scope community team
    Would be great to hear more @Awesomelorenzo. :)
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  • AwesomelorenzoAwesomelorenzo Member Posts: 68 Connected
    Would be great to hear more @Awesomelorenzo. :)
    I'm just not sure where to go with it. I have 2000 words and I've got to present day with my life.
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 9,361 Scope community team
    You could start a blog? This would allow you to have all the information that you needed in one place. :)

    If you didn't want it too complicated then Medium is a simple platform to use. 
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    Scope
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