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Does Dyspraxia mean you can be classified as disabled

PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 2:33 pm
by Priyaluvv8
I found myself wondering. could a dyspraxic possibly be classified as disabled? what are your views?

Re: Does Dyspraxia mean you can be classified as disabled

PostPosted: Mon Dec 03, 2012 11:31 am
by nathanw-j
it is all a matter of how you think

Re: Does Dyspraxia mean you can be classified as disabled

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 11:58 am
by wadey
dyspraxia is a disabillity so therefore you can say you are disabled. When i fill in a form and when it says 'do you classify yourself a disabled' i always put 'no, however i do have dyspraxia'

Re: Does Dyspraxia mean you can be classified as disabled

PostPosted: Tue Dec 04, 2012 10:06 pm
by Steph
Dyspraxia, if severe enough, is classed as a disability and some people get Disability Living Allowance for dyspraxia although this may be due to them having other conditions as well. I personally don't classify myself as disabled but, like Wadey, I will explain on forms etc about my dyspraxia and Aspergers.

Re: Does Dyspraxia mean you can be classified as disabled

PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 7:12 pm
by Dan D Lyons
wadey wrote:dyspraxia is a disabillity so therefore you can say you are disabled. When i fill in a form and when it says 'do you classify yourself a disabled' i always put 'no, however i do have dyspraxia'

This.

Re: Does Dyspraxia mean you can be classified as disabled

PostPosted: Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:12 am
by Rodge1991
Disabled is not being able to do something because your condition gets in the way. Of course Dyspraxia is refurred to as the Hidden Handicap.

Dyspraxia in it's basic form is a kind of brain damage...so what does that say?