I was diagnosed as a child. My mother went through a lot to get me services and I managed to adapt fairly well. I went through a lot of OT and PT. We moved around a lot, which didn't really help. I craved structure but every three years or so there was no structure and there wouldn't be for at least a few months. There was no room or space to go to to calm down. My mother could only do so much to make sure I was prepared. I kind of had to learn to self regulate. The minute I was able to read, things got better. There's a kind of calmness with staying in one spot for hours, reading. I quickly excelled in school. I remember my mom crying when she heard I was being put in advanced classes. She tells me that I wasn't a happy child for a long time, that the first time I laughed was during OT and I was two years old. I'm a published author now. I got better-ish.
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