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Advice after diagnosis

There are other dyspraxic adults who understand what you are going through. There are also many sources of information and support to help you now and in the future.

Join the Dyspraxia Foundation

A first step is to become a member of the Dyspraxia Foundation and join one of our local support groups. Talking to other dyspraxic people in the same position as you can really help. It can help get things into perspective. You’ll also find out about local services and sources of support. It can be a great way to build confidence, skills and social networks. If there isn’t a local group in your area, get in touch to find out how we can help you set one up.

We also run national conferences and events. At these, you can meet other dyspraxic people and learn about dyspraxia. Keep an eye on our events page and social media for news about upcoming events and activities.

Explore our website

Our website includes many hints and tips. They help you manage daily activities. They also build the skills and confidence you might need to reach your potential. If you have any further questions, please contact our helpline.

Simple ways to help with daily living

Simple, clear ideas often make a big difference to quality of life. For example:


  • Lay out clothing layer by layer, underwear on top
  • Avoid tight neck-holes
  • Buy trousers with an elasticated waist – saves fiddling with buttons and zips
  • Trousers pleated at the front make identifying ‘the right way round’ easier
  • Shirt collars one size larger than fits are easier to fasten
  • Baggy t-shirts and shorts are easy and comfy
  • Use elasticated shoelaces that don't need to be tied


  • Use a flexible straw with a drink to prevent spilling
  • Don’t fill cups too full
  • Use a damp towel under plates to stop them moving
  • Sit down to eat where possible

Getting organised:

  • Keep to a daily routine
  • Post-It® pads stuck at eye level on doors are useful reminders
  • Transparent purses and pencil cases let you see the contents easily
  • Keep keys and purses on a long chain which clips to clothing
  • Break down large tasks into smaller components to make them more manageable
  • Use diaries, calendars, and post-it® notes to plan your day/week/month. Prioritise things you have to do first. Finish one task before you start another. Mind maps and flow charts can also be of use

Members of the Dyspraxia Foundation share their tips for reducing the impact of dyspraxia on daily life. They do this through local groups and the Foundation’s newsletter.

You can find recommended products for dyspraxia on our website. They may help with everyday living.

We also have books about dyspraxia which you may find helpful.

Some top tips and thoughts to reflect on

  • A diagnosis can help you face your challenges. It can help you see them clearly and feel better about yourself.
  • Think positively and keep your sense of humour.
  • Many people with dyspraxia are very creative, determined, persistent and intelligent.
  • Try assertiveness and self-development classes or join a self-help or support group.
  • Try to carry out some kind of relaxation exercise every day such as yoga or the Alexander Technique.
  • Try going to the fitness gym to improve your muscle strength and coordination.
  • Do any sport that might improve your coordination and manual dexterity. Examples include computer games, bowling, swimming, rock climbing, walking, and aqua aerobics. Find something that you really enjoy doing.
  • Use helpful tools to help you do your daily tasks. For example, electric toothbrushes, shavers, kettle-tippers, special tin openers, and potato peelers. Also, word processors with spell checks and lap-top computers. We have lots of recommended products on our website.
  • If you are learning a new sequence of actions, see that you get clear, precise instructions. Use a video if this helps.

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Useful organisations:

Financial Help if you are disabledThere is a wide range of disability-related financial support, including benefits, tax credits, payments, grants and concessions.

Looking for work if you are disabledYour local Jobcentre can help you find a job or gain new skills and tell you about disability-friendly employers in your area. They can also refer you to a specialist work psychologist, if appropriate, or carry out an ‘employment assessment

Disability Rights Disabled Students Helpline (16+)Providing advice to Disabled students, apprentices and trainees in England

Living made easyProviding impartial advice and guidance on aids and solutions for independent living at home, at work and leisure

The Disability Law ServiceProvides free legal advice on community care, employment, housing and welfare benefits to disabled people and their carers to ensure that they have access to their rights and justice

MindIf you're living with a mental health problem, or supporting someone who is, MIND offer help whenever you might need it through their information, advice and local services.


Find out about the Dyspraxia Foundation and our mission.

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Help & Support

Find all the different ways the Dyspraxia Foundation can help and support you, from our helpline service, local groups and FAQs.

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News & Events

Find all the latest news from the dyspraxic community here, as well as upcoming events.

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