Adult support

by alyssa
(ontario canada)

Hi, my name is Alyssa, and i was diagnosed with SPD in may 2011. I am also 23 years old. I also have tourette, ocd, and aspergers. when i was little i could never put socks on, couldn't wear jeans or underwear, or tops that were rough or itchy. my mom had to cut out all tags. socks had to feel " just right". and if it didn't "feel right" then i would have a huge meltdown. well fast forward 15 years and i'm in the same spot. it was only recently that i heard of Sensory processing. all this time i thought it was my ocd. doctors didn't know what to do with me. i saw psychologists, psychiatrists, play therapists, and no one ever mentioned SPD.

i am so thankful that i now have the diagnoses. but now my problem is that most OT's work with children. I can't find any OT"s that are willing to work with me. i'm live in ontario canada by the way. it's so frustrating because i finally figure out why i'm this way but there are no supports for me. it seems like it's a case of too little to late. if someone can point me in the right direction as to where to get help for SPD as an adult, i would be forever grateful.... Thanks so much for listening... Alyssa

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Jun 30, 2013
by: Anonymous

i dont know how old your post is but there could be an autism support center somewhere in ontario. I found an OT that works with kids and the treatment is the same cept i dont do such kiddie things but adult kid things. most importanlty is the device called the intergrative listening system(i didnt spell it right) i wear it and it blocks out all the background noise and i only hear sweet music and the voice of my teacher. i could have a day with severeal severe mood swings not be able to shower cuz of water touch air hurting me you know overall bad day. i go to therapy and i am much better off. the OT comes to my house

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