Nicole 22yrs later and going strong.

by nicole
(boston, ma)

Hi I am Nicole. I was diagnosed with Sensory Processing disorder when I was only seven years old, and I am now twenty-nine. I have had a struggle as a kid but was able to over come a lot in my life. After years of extensive physical and occupational therapy I was able to pull through with much more than I had ever dreamed of. It has affected my life in many ways some being good and some being bad.

As a child I got picked on a lot and kids thought I was weird. I had a hard time making friends and some people just didn't want to get to know me. I remember gym class always being a struggle because I was afraid of the ball. My gym teacher would always tell me not to be afraid of it. My parents explained to him my disorder and he was better understanding of me. A great accomplishment I made was going to college and graduating with honors and I am proud of myself to this day.

After that experience I learned a lot. I learned that I really want to help other adults and children who have it. I know I would be a great advocator because I can understand what others are going through. I can understand the struggles they face because I faced many of them too. I live in Boston and would love to meet others who have it and make some long lasting friends. I am grateful every day for the people in my life who have helped me through it and made me happy. I am going to try and go for my masters in special education and try to work with others like me. I know I can put a smile on the face of other children. I want to thank everyone who believed in me and to everyone who didn't you made me stronger.

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Jul 20, 2011
by: rbc303

my daughter is 9 and just received this diagnosis!
I was very encouraged by reading your post! It is great that your are wanting to help special needs patients!

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