Welcome!

Hello and welcome to my personal website.

I am a 25 year old student and youth worker who is working towards becoming a Primary Care Paramedic (EMT) in Edmonton, Alberta.

I am passionate about helping people with Tourette Syndrome, a cause that has become very close to me.

On this site you will get to know me better, see current and past projects I am working on, and learn more about Tourette Syndrome.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me.

Thanks!

Sincerely,
Alexander A. Patton

 

 

 

 

About

563135_10200153576555473_693557_nMy name is Alexander A. Patton, I am 25 years old, and am originally from Escalante, Utah but currently live in Edmonton, Alberta.

I am currently working on becoming a Primary Care Paramedic (EMT) in Alberta and am currently preparing for my Emergency Medical Responder course.

Tourette Syndrome is something that I became very passionate about. I have many friends with Tourette and currently serve on the National Board of Directors of the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada. I also volunteer with the Edmonton Chapter of the Tourette Syndrome Foundation of Canada and volunteer at a summer camp each year for kids with Tourette.

I currently work as a Leisure Services Supervisor at the Leduc Recreation Centre where I organize and schedule a variety of recreational activities. I also work for the Alberta Adaptabilities Association as a Team Lead with child with special needs.

I am also an avid photographer, love writing, and even dabble in some website design.

My dream is to open a wilderness camp for kids who are considered at-risk or with special needs.

I also want a helicopter. =)

Blog

Breaking Barriers

Today I hit a breaking point.

In the last while, I have struggled a lot with anxiety and depression. My doctors have said in the past that I most likely have ADHD and OCD as well but I was never formally diagnosed.

For the past seven years I have been struggling to finish university and go somewhere in life. Constantly I have let myself down by not being able to complete anything. I sit here and watch my friends graduate – some with masters degrees – as I can’t complete even my undergraduate, or even decide what I want to be really.

My biggest problem is concentration and staying on track. I just can not sit in a classroom and pay attention.

This week I decided not to go back to university and that instead I am going to do something hands on. In high school, I was known as “Paramedic Patton” and was big on first aid so I decided why not go back to that plan and work towards becoming a paramedic. For me, it seems achievable and something that I would enjoy.

I also set up an appointment with a psychologist to get formally diagnosed and plan to access the extra help services I can get at the school.

Here is to a new start in life.

Research

No ongoing research projects at this time.

I would love to collaborate with others on research topics. My interests include Tourette Syndrome and associated disorders, anxiety, depression, the youth justice system, and children and adolescent development.

Feel free to contact me at apatton@aggiemail.usu.edu.

Contact

Alexander A. Patton
17728 81 Ave NW
Suite 14C
Edmonton, AB  T5T 1M1

Phone: 780.246.1446
Email: apatton@outlook.com