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Hello, I'm woolyblankets, I'm 19 and I have dyspraxia. Excited to meet the community! 

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  • chiariedschiarieds Community champion Posts: 3,451 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @woolyblankets - I'm pleased to be the first to welcome you to this friendly community. How are you today? :)
  • steve51steve51 Community champion Posts: 7,125 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @woolyblankets

    Good Morning & Welcome it’s great to meet you today.

    I am one of the Community Champion’s here at Scope.

    Please please let me know if there’s anything that I can help you with.

    @steve51
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Administrator Posts: 433 Pioneering
    Hi @woolyblankets and welcome to the online community, I'm glad you've joined us :) 

    How are you today? Why don't you tell us a little more about yourself? 

    This community is a fantastic place to be a part of, I'd recommend having a browse around and getting involved with the various discussions that are going on. A great place to start is the coffee lounge where we talk about anything and everything from technology to animals and all else in between. 
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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Administrator Posts: 762 Pioneering
    Welcome to the community @woolyblankets! Lovely username.
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  • woolyblanketswoolyblankets Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Oh wow so many replies! Thank you so much for welcoming me!
    I’m okay today thank you, been struggling with self-esteem related to my disability recently which was why I thought I’d join the community when I saw the ad on fb.
     I’m a university student, and I only found out I have dyspraxia in February, so it’s taken a bit of getting used to
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Administrator Posts: 762 Pioneering
    No problem @woolyblankets :)

    I'm sorry you've been struggling with your self-esteem. It must be hard having a diagnosis dropped on you during university. Do you feel as though having the diagnosis will help you to access the help and support you need to succeed?

    We've got a few university students on here, so hopefully you'll bump into them as you spend more time on the community.

    In the meantime, you could have a read of this post about Pippa Stacey's book on university and chronic illness, which you might be able to relate to in some way?
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 3,106 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @woolyblankets Welcome to the community from me too glad you have joined us and hope you find some support from other members

    I look forward to seeing you around
  • roberttaylor570roberttaylor570 Member Posts: 60 Courageous
    Hi @woolyblankets Welcome to the community.
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Administrator Posts: 887 Pioneering
    edited September 9
    Hi @woolyblankets I really like your name  :)

    I've been a disabled university student too so can empathise with how you are feeling.  It's a bit overwhelming isn't it? 

    Are you getting support from your university's disability service?  They were a good help for me.  Also you might want to think about applying for Disabled Students Allowance to help with any additional costs you face.  Scope's Your University and Higher Education webpage has lots of other information you might find useful. 

    I hope you are having a good Wednesday.
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  • woolyblanketswoolyblankets Member Posts: 7 Listener
    It is kind of overwhelming, even though it all makes a lot of sense. I do have support from the university, and I have DSA in place now, which helps. It’s just difficult to deal with it all whilst also managing studying and university life and so on
  • Cher_ScopeCher_Scope Administrator Posts: 887 Pioneering
    @woolyblankets Brilliant news about the DSA, that makes life easier.

    One mantra that I lived by was "take it one day at a time".  I set myself a couple of tasks each day, be it reading or essay planning and made sure to take breaks and give myself little treats  :)

    What subject are you studying?  
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  • woolyblanketswoolyblankets Member Posts: 7 Listener
    That’s a really good mantra! I try to remember to schedule in breaks and stuff, and my friends are good at making sure I don’t spend all my time working. It’s all too easy to think you have to work so much more when stuff takes you longer, but really you have to work “smarter”, which is what the DSA study skills tutor is helping me with.
    I study modern languages 😍
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Administrator Posts: 10,026 Scope community team
    Hi @woolyblankets and welcome to the community! So great to have you with us. I graduated university last summer so remember it all too well!

    Glad to hear you have a DSA study skills tutor, I found mine really helpful. :)
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  • emmarenshawemmarenshaw Community champion Posts: 653 Pioneering
    Welcome to the community @woolyblankets
  • woolyblanketswoolyblankets Member Posts: 7 Listener
    Thanks for all the welcomes! 
    Yes the study skills tutor is very helpful, she’s taught me a lot of good techniques.
    I finally took the plunge today to get some help for my mental health, so I’m feeling much more positive now as I’ve been given some good options for help 😍
  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Administrator Posts: 762 Pioneering
    Great stuff @woolyblankets :) I'm really pleased for you, and well done for taking that step!
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  • Ami2301Ami2301 Community champion Posts: 6,763 Disability Gamechanger
    Welcome to the community @woolyblankets :)
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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 3,106 Disability Gamechanger
    Glad you have reached out for some help good for you
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