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Friday, July 29 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Survival Guide for High School and College with OCD!

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As a young adult, school should be an exciting adventure. For people with OCD, it's a time of anxiety, embarrassment, failure, and setbacks. Welcome to the definitive guide on how to survive high school and college! The audience will meet four young adult “professors” who will help their “students” navigate the school campus. Audience members will be introduced to disabled student services, school counselors, and accommodations. Attendees will be prepared for dorm life and staying over with friends. A discussion will focus on exams, test tips, and special accommodations allowed. Finally, participants can discuss how to fit in – joining clubs, making friends, playing a sport, and building a social life. Come participate in the campus orientation you won't get elsewhere!


Jillian Blanc

Jillian Blanc is a freshman education major at the University of Arkansas. She loves kids, making friends, and keeping herself busy. Her family started seeing signs of OCD in third grade and she started seeing counselors soon after. Her main fears throughout her OCD experience have been contamination, the fear that she had "cheated", fears she had "stolen", and re-reading. She made huge gains her junior year in high school and have... Read More →

Emmit Flynn

Emmit, in retrospect, has shown signs of OCD from a very young age, but it was only recognized as OCD around the age of 15. At 16 he entered the Alexian Brothers program in Chicago for 4 weeks and is now doing well and seeing a therapist monthly. Emmit is currently a high school student and is able to now focus on school and is part of his school's swimming team. After attending the Boston conference, Emmit is hoping to get more... Read More →

Genevieve Kales

Genevieve is Currently a senior at the University of Central Florida pursing a Bachelors degree in Biomedical science.Genevieve will be heading to Graduate school Spring of 2017 to follow a love for medicine. She is am currently working as a Nationally registered emergency medical technician in the state of Florida. She has done all this to hopefully one day become a Nurse Practitioner.

Friday July 29, 2016 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Salon I, 7th Floor