Thriving With ADHD: My University Orientation

October 7, 2014 9:15 PM

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I was so nervous, my heart could have very well popped out of my chest. It was my first day of freshman orientation at the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma Washington. As I walked into the beautiful, huge brown brick building on campus for a seminar held by the University's Office of Accessibility and Accommodation, I could barely speak. The first thing I noticed was how many students were already in the room and how many more filed in over the course of 10 minutes. There was food and drinks, but I could not even think of eating.

As a teen with ADHD, or an ADDYTeen, getting through high school with good grades and good scores was challenging. Getting into a top flight school like the University of Puget Sound was even harder. After planning, organizing and working hard for years, my dad and I were welcomed, went through the ...

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