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Michele Gianetti

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Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
Came from a medical family—her mom was a nurse, her father was a dentist, and all of her siblings pursued medicine.
She completed a bachelor’s degree in nursing with honors, then went into the community to begin working as a nurse.
When her daughter, Elizabeth, was born with dyspraxia and sensory processing disorder, caring for her became Michele’s new “job.”
Dyspraxia affected Elizabeth’s motor skills and how she processed thoughts, while her sensory processing disorder made it difficult for her to tolerate sensations.
As a result of the two disorders, Elizabeth’s early years were mostly spent in tears.
At one point, her daughter looked at her and told her, “Mom, no one understands me.”
In order to give her daughter a “voice” of sorts, and to raise awareness of dyspraxia, she decided to write a book about Elizabeth.
Says she still gets frustrated sometimes, but little moments—like Elizabeth learning to ride a bike at age 18—help her find the good in each day.
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Career

Author

I am a registered nurse, and a stay-at-home mom. My "work" is for my daughter with special needs.

Career Roadmap

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My work combines:
My work combines:
Medicine
Writing
Upholding a Cause and Belief

Day to Day

My "job" as a stay-at-home mom and advocate for my daughter is 24/7 and every day is different. The majority of my day is spent taking care of my kids and their needs. I also spend a lot of time online raising awareness for these learning issues through my website and on social media. This entails writing blog posts, chatting with others struggling in the community, and researching new therapies/treatments. I also occasionally do guest speaking events at universities.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Read as much as you can about learning disorders so you can best help those around you with them. Once you understand how they work, then you can start implementing therapies and figuring out what works and what doesn't.

Recommended Education

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Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"They say this and they say that..."

Challenges I Overcame

Learning Issues

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Being You

Being You

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