When I was little, doctors told my parents I would never attend and graduate from college due to challenges of my autism. Well guess what just happened?
On October 22nd, 2022, I graduated from Purdue University Global for my bachelor’s degree in Psychology with concentration in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)! I thought I was only earning my associate’s degree from Brookdale Community College at first. Recently, I graduated from Purdue University Global with highest honors, earning a 4.0 GPA (summa cum laude)! I worked even harder when pursuing for my bachelor’s degree than I did for my associate’s degree. It all started when COVID first occurred a couple of years ago. I was inspired to go back because of the elementary autistic students I worked with in a self-contain classroom within Middletown Township Public School District. They incorporated ABA therapy in a public-school classroom! I loved my work experiences that I went back to college to pursue a bachelor’s degree concentrated in ABA, along with personal experiences with ABA therapy. During my college journey, I moved from New Jersey to Florida last year with my family. Also, I gained multiple employment opportunities while living in Florida while being a full-time college student. No matter the changes I went through, I ended up successful!
My message is that if you are dedicated and passionate about learning, you can put your mind into anything! I’m so happy and beyond proud to earned my bachelor’s degree!