A Danger to Everyone — How I got over being different!
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I got into trouble A LOT!, Especially in elementary school.
I was the kid to accidentally pull off the head of a teachers stuffed animal… (her father gave it to her when he was in the army) — he passed.
I was a class clown. A child who you could tell to do something and would in fact… do it.
I also bit a kid. yeah… I did… AWKWARD. But, I made a lot of friends after that :P…
OH, I acted like a pig in the middle of the classroom… Embarrassing
The long hours of sitting — a caustic jabbing sensory pain.
I remember the bathroom breaks and the peals of laughter….
Staying still, concentrating, and not talking was probably the most painful sensations I have ever felt.
Various psychiatrists told my mother ways to fix me; however, she declared that I did not need to be fixed and that I was not broken. She encouraged me to alter my weaknesses into strengths and my present strengths stronger. Also, my weaknesses as a child were distractibility, forgetfulness, impulsivity, and inability to control my unpredictable thoughts.
However, turning those so-called weaknesses into strengths, I have the ability to focus on everything, to fully dedicate myself to many activities at a time, to be innovative, to be outspoken, and to continually have a mania of genius responses.
I grew up with a kid with diagnosed autism, both of us suffered tremendously with learning. Honestly, we helped each other.
We had to learn ways to cope with the things that made us different. He ended up being valedictorian. And gave an excellent one.
I went from failing all my classes in elementary school and middle school.
By high school each year my GPA rose, and by the last year, I achieved a 4.0 GPA. I had to look past all the negatives and see all the potential I have. In my last college, I kept that a 4.0 GPA streak!
I then became a student leader, student ambassador, a soccer player, a volunteer, and a tutor. Today I am accomplishing things that I never thought I could have done; such as being a student at the University of North Carolina. To then being accepted
I also worked with children, helping them excel in school. I helped a child with autism learn
I helped a child with autism learn
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