I’m having trouble with OCD, but Dare To Dream is almost here!

The other day was a really rough one for me. Finals are coming up for me, and I am super stressed. I have a lot to do in between now and then. My OCD acted up badly today, and I honestly thought there was no hope for me. Thankfully, with my amazing roommate and a close friend of mine, I was able to overcome it.

It was hard, and it took eight hours (it’s now three in the morning, but hey, its gone!), but I’m finally feeling better. I read a post by this girl RuthieP and it made me feel a little better, knowing that I’m not the only one living with these problems.

I am so excited for May 21. I am going to be talking at the Dare To Dream Student Leadership Conference at Rutgers University with people who have OCD, Tourette Syndrome, ADD, ADHD, high-functioning Asperger’s, etc. and letting them know about myself. I honestly cannot wait!

Finally, I will be meeting people who have what I have. It’s going to feel just like home, I honestly cannot wait. If anyone would like to know about it, please e-mail me at delaneyk3@mail.montclair.edu. I would love it if you would come. It will be an incredible experience, and I hope to share it will you all!

You can also sign up for Dare To Dream here. And you can read much more about Dare To Dream, including my participation in it, by reading the following stories from NJCTS:




  1. My son was diagnosed with Tourette’s, OCD and a touch of Asperger’s when he was 10 years old. He is now 11 1/2 years and has a very difficult time with his motor tic’s. Just recently they have developed into a vocal tic as well. His Neurologist told us that on a scale of 1-10, he is a 7 making him one of his most difficult cases. He goes to a Charter school that has no provisions for a child with special needs yet pulls grades good enough to put him on the honor roll. He has also been diagnosed with genius tendencies. Talking to him is like talking to an educated adult at times, and others times is like battling a 5 year old. We live in the San Francisco bay area and can not find any groups for him to visit showing him that he is not alone. How do we find such groups, conferences or gatherings in our area? We are kinda lost here and would appreciate some advice please.

    Thank you

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