Little girl in a white dress and white shoes walking on a paved road with her back turned to the camera. Her hair is in a ponytail hair-do and some hedges are in the background.

From October 12–16th 2021, a few organizations I am personally affiliated with: Dyspraxic Alliance, Dyspraxic Me, and Dyspraxia Magazine are celebrating dyspraxia awareness week with Dyspraxic Help 4 U, and a large percentage of the online #dyspraxia community.

To celebrate this occasion, we’re organizing everything from virtual social events, to…


Woman listening to sound played back on sound editing software. She is in a black shirt and has black nail polish and has her hands on the keyboard.

Writing a book about my disability has made me fully appreciate how far I have come. For starters, it wasn’t too long ago that I felt nothing but shame about my disability. …


A woman reads a book on the carpet of her home with the natural light of a winter wonderland in her backyard illuminating the background.

Summer 2021 came with a reward: an offer from a traditional publisher interested in publishing my book. So many people have called me lucky, but I’m reluctant to use that word.

But don’t get me wrong: I am very happy with how this collaboration has turned out. The Jessica Kingsley…


I was diagnosed with Dyspraxia 26 years ago and sharing my experiences is an important part of my advocacy efforts. Recently, one of my tweets was quoted in Lisa Salmon’s March 26th article in the independent, How to Spot the Signs That Your Child Has Undiagnosed Disorders.

My tweet was…


The last time I was a guest on a podcast, I was a first for that show in two different ways:

  • I was the first remote worker (guest)
  • And the first formally diagnosed Dyspraxic to come on the show and talk about their Dyspraxia.

The host also happened to have…


I have written about the value of consistent content before.

There’s a justifiable reason for that though. I have created so much content that I’m a very easy person to find online. This particular talent attracts freelance clients. …


Everything you need to thrive in a fitness class I don’t have, and that’s entirely my disability's fault. I have Dyspraxia.

So let me just explain it by using some real-world fitness class examples. …


I am not a disability studies PHD, nor am I a medical professional. So there are moments where I feel like an imposter when I talk about disability-related issues. Although there is something extremely valuable I bring to the conversation: lived experience.

As I mentioned before, I’m a person who…


My brother, Freddie, and I in the 1990s

This article was originally published in the summer of 2018 on the Pens & Needles website. Pens and Needles is an online magazine specializing in patient perspectives on living with chronic illnesses and conditions. I met the editor of the website when I accompanied my husband, along with the founder…


For several months, I’ve been working on a manuscript for my memoir: “Growing Up With Dyspraxia”. As the title illustrates, it’s a true story of growing up with a neurological disability with a very serious underdiagnosis problem.

Although it’s not exactly rare. My friends at Dyspraxic Circle, for example, described…

Rosemary Richings

Writer with Dyspraxia (DCD) & Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). Currently working on my debut novel with Jessica Kingsley Publishers, which tells my DCD story.

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