Saturday, July 30, 2016

Facing My Senior Year and Collage as a Student with Learning Disability

As some of you may know I was diagnosed with learning disabilities in February of this year. It hasn't been an easy road. I am now Seventeen, Eighteen in a little over six months and still can't drive on my own yet. It's embarrassing honestly. Most who get to know me and find out that I have ADHD (Inattentive type) and Processing Disorder and Mathematical Impairment and Reading Impairment wonder how I live my life every day. Its not a coincidence that I am still here. However, I don't let these disabilities hold me back, while I do live differently, I LIVE.

Earlier this week I took my first college tour. Now this wasn't a huge collage, its not really a flashy one either. They accept open enrollment however, giving me hope that eventually, I can get into collage even with my low ACT score that is six months of the dedicated invested time of studding. My Junior year I spent four months without being able to see my friends at lunch because I was studding during my lunch period every day.

I recently found through that there are a unlot of scholarships available to students who struggle with ADHD, ADD and  Specific Learning Disability. (also known as LD's). The website is full of resources to the Learning Disabled and to parents.

Personally, I encourage everyone with Learning Challenges to share their story. You never know how much your story can help someone else. You have the power to inspire, uplift and rise from this. I believe hope is found in the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Religion may not be your thing, that's ok. However, most who struggle with a learning disability also struggle to find themselves, self-esteem and hope. Do what makes you feel free. Hang around people who see you before the disability and then don't dis your ability to fly.

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