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The Rosemary Richings Interview

Season 2022

In this episode author and journalist Rosemary Richings chats to Autisticly Aar about her book 'Stumbinging through time and space - living life with dyspraxia' published through Jessica Kingsley Publishing about from her first hand experience of dyspraxia chatting to others about it provifing a resourceful guide for those who wish to understand dyspraxia. She was diagnosed in Canada as a young child in the 1990s also with dysautonia and sensory processing disorder which is also discussed in the podcast episode. She hinted but not yet explored diagnoses of ADHD and Autism with executive dysfunctioning, sensory and communicative experiences of like of autism. I'd happily have her hop on the mic and join me again on the podcast. As its here to stay enjoy a shorter and sweeter episode.

This is publshed on 11/12/2022 22GMT Via Acast Produced by Aarow Audio for the Neuro Rainbow Project with Host, Producer and Editor Aar Jae Williams They/Them

To purchase her book through the publishers webpage at the price of 14.99 paperback visit;

Jess Starns, founder of Dyspraxic Me, a charity for dyspraxic young adultsRosemary has a worldwide perspective of dyspraxia from moving and living in various places. Rosemary up bringing has had a positive impact in their personal development and understanding of who they are which results in a great read.Krystal ShawThis beautifully written piece captures a raw glimpse of life as a Dyspraxic person. The cruel response of those who stigmatise invisible disabilities and the absolute importance of a strong support system around you. This very relatable book had me crying some pages and smiling with joy the next.Billy Stanley, Dyspraxic Help 4U Founder and The Dyspraxic Help 4U Podcast HostThe title of this book is 'Stumbling through Space and Time - Living Life with Dyspraxia', but Rosemary Richings, in my opinion, has conquered it. Learning of the hurdles she faced during her adolescence within the education system in Canada is in itself difficult to stomach but shows the grit and determination of the author to succeed despite the best efforts of educators attempting to write her off and label their neurodivergent student as another 'underachieving', 'unpunctual' and 'unruly' pupil destined to join the scrap heap that is 'life'. Rosemary, fortunately, had the moral support of close family and friends to guide her through adolescence into adulthood. I especially loved reading her honest account of dealing with the chaos and utter confusion that comes with being dyspraxic, especially in the big wide world where space and time aren't something we gravitate towards or away from easily. This book is a triumph from start to finish. I highly recommend purchasing it!
  • Emily Katy, autistic blogger, writer and Trustee of Autistic Girls Network
Stumbling through space and time is a heartfelt memoir, offering an authentic insight into what it means to be dyspraxic. Rosemary not only creates a space where those with dyspraxia can feel seen, but she also creates valuable learning opportunities for anyone to learn about it. This will help to make the world a more inclusive place for everyone.
  • Rachel Charlton-Dailey, Founder and Editor-in-Chief, The Unwritten
This is a raw and honest look at what life is like when the world isn't built for you. As a dyspraxic adult, I still struggle to explain myself but I found new resources in this book. Rosemary has encapsulated so many of my feelings of not belonging in the neurotypical world and reminded me it's okay to do things my way.

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