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The Same But Treated Differently

By: Ed, Age 15, Honolulu, Hawaii

All my friends think of me the same and treat me the same. I don't do anything differently than they do. My teachers are not treating me the same, though. They look at me awkwardly as if I am going to go crazy or something. I just want to say, "HEY! Just because I have ADHD doesn't mean I'm crazy."

I can do things on my own. I don't want a teacher hovering over me. In class, teachers and students treat me differently because the teacher treats me differently. But outside of class, I am the same as everybody else.