Shawn Smith M.Ed., CCC
I am the proud Owner/Advocate of Don't dis-my-ability consultation services Inc.
My mantra is "Don't dis-my-ability; I may not learn in a conventional manner but this does not mean I cannot learn, only that you have not been able to reach me."©
Diagnosed with ADHD Inattentive Type at the ripe age of 30, I struggled through every level of the public school system.
I struggled the most in high school, it took me 32 attempts to earn the 18 credits required to graduate. I took grade 10 math four times. It took for years to finish three years of high school. This included going to summer school each summer, including my graduating year.
All my life up to that point I wondered what was wrong with me. And then I was diagnosed with ADHD and came to the realization that ADHD is what is right with me.
I went from the bottom of my class undiagnosed to the top of my class earning a Masters of Education Degree in Counselling Psychology with a 3.8 cumulative grade point average.
I have a unique perspective and lens through which to help people. I provide counselling services for individuals and families.
I consult for non profit and for profit companies on disability related issues.
Advocate on behalf of individuals with invisible disabilities.