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Teen Who Has Overcome Sensory Processing Disorder to Dance with Ballet Company

[Source: Lantaster Online]

When Emily Pautler was born, she would cry out in discomfort unless she was dressed in special diapers.

As a child, Emily would get pain and nausea from something so seemingly simple as putting on shoes and socks.

And although she was always dancing around the house and moving to music, Emily had to miss out on ballet lessons with other young girls because putting on tights was so physically traumatizing.

"It was always uncomfortable," she said. "I couldn't learn or concentrate in certain clothes."

At the age of seven, Emily was referred to the Schreiber Pediatric Rehab Center and diagnosed with Sensory Integration Disorder, a condition in which the nervous system does not receive messages from the senses properly.

Now 15, Emily is an accomplished dancer who wants to give back to the organization that changed her life.

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