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OEs- Original Equipment

By Dr. Patty Williams on August 19, 2019

BISN founder and president Dr. Patty Williams is a trauma therapist who specializes in EMDR, ND-Affirmative DBT, and IFS modalities. Through Bright Insight Support Network, she works to counsel, coach, and advocate for gifted, twice-exceptional, and neurodivergent persons, along with other marginalized populations.

OEs- Original Equipment

You are not the only mom who has been judged for being in public with a child who has a pervasive psychomotor OE, when she ran and jumped and yelled… a lot.

You are not the only kid who thinks you cannot possibly make it through the school day because of your crippling anxiety, and you are not the only kid or adult who takes mental health days to deal with your intense emotions.

You are not the only teacher being scolded by administration for keeping too much “junk” in your classroom, though your students do more than most would imagine.

You are not the only child (or adult) who has to turn their socks inside-out, wear unconventional footwear, or chew on a necklace.

You are not the only dad who has to ask your kid five times to take out the trash because he got sidetracked by the books about Egyptology piled on the floor next to his bed. And on his desk. And in the bathroom.

You are not the only friend who curled up next to your bestie because she finally decided it was OK to cry about all of it, realizing this was a breakthrough and not just a meltdown.

You are not alone.

If you are not OK, that is OK. You are not alone in this either.

Let's figure out OK together.

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