Name: Alicia Thornton
Face-Cast: Teresa Palmer
Risk Color: Orange
Full or Part Time: Full Time
Length At Dalton: 4 Years
Room Mate: Nicolle West
Alicia was diagnosed with ADHD when she was 6, and has been dealing with it ever since. She could never concentrate, so her grades weren’t overly good and she always felt she was upsetting her parents. She would do things on a whim, and that became a problem in high school. She’d skip classes because she was failing anyway, and spend the day doing things around town.
It was no surprise when she dropped out of school at 17 and moved in to a flat with some friends. But her parents weren’t happy with that and for months they begged Alicia to return home or they’ll have to take action. But Alicia stuck her ground, going from room-mate to room-mate.
She stopped taking her medication and her parents admitted her to Dalton before she could turn 18 and stop being in their care. And that’s where she’s lived for the past four and a half years.
Nicolle West: Room Mate
- ADHD: ADHD is a problem with inattentiveness, over-activity, impulsivity, or a combination.