David Filmer: Feeling Different
Here David describes beginning to feel different at school
TranscriptI don't think that I considered myself much different to most of the other kids around me until, probably later on, around the ages of seven or eight was probably the first time that I started to feel a little bit different from other kids and being singled out for support of different sorts, you know physiotherapy, or assistance with going to the loo.
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