ARE THERE FAMOUS PEOPLE WITH DYSPRAXIA / DCD?
It can be helpful to know that having a specific learning difficulty doesn't that you can't achieve your goals. Indeed, many people with SpLDs have careers play to their strengths which might include creativity, lateral thinking, being empathetic, etc. Over the years, I've assessed many artists, architects, entrepreneurs, engineers, vets, headteachers, nurses, GPs, A&E consultants, psychiatrists, an international human rights lawyer, a high profile comedian, a GB Olympian and a very famous YouTuber.
Here are names of just some famous people with dyspraxia/DCD who haven't let their difficulties hold them back:
Film, television and music: Daniel Radcliffe, Robin Williams, Marilyn Monroe, Stephen Fry
Successful business people and scientists: Richard Branson, Einstein (couldn't tie his laces as a child or adult), Isaac Newton, Bill Gates
Authors: Emily Bronte, Ernest Hemingway
Artists and photographers: David Bailey, Picasso
Sportspeople: Ellis Genge (rugby)