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A Guide to Understanding FASD

Posted by fasd101 on September 10, 2013 at 2:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Keep spreading awareness.

This disability is 100% preventable. Together, we can eliminate it!

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When Others Ask

Posted by fasd101 on August 21, 2013 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (2)

Have you ever told anyone that your child suffers from Fetal Alcohol Syndrome? Did you get a blank look or the question "what is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome?"



Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) or Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)  IS  organic brain damage.  If we are to understand and explain it that way instead of the label of FASD, then maybe we can more easily explain it to others.

I am not saying don't use the terms of FAS, but what I am saying is maybe if we start the conversaion off with "my child has organic brain damage" then maybe others will be more apt to listen and understand.


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Breaking Through Autism

Posted by fasd101 on July 19, 2013 at 2:00 AM Comments comments (0)

Carly's Voice: Breaking Through Autism

I know that this is a blog about FASD,

but if you have been around very many people with FASD you already know that  some tend to have a lot of Autistic traits. Some are even diagnosed with Autism. Take a look at Carly's video, it may help give you some insight to why our kids get so overstimulated. 

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Carly and her father wrote the book

Carly's Voice: Breaking Through Autism

Book Description (from Amazon)

Release date: September 18, 2012
At the age of two, Carly Fleischmann was diagnosed with severe autism and an oral motor condition that prevented her from speaking. Doctors predicted that she would never intellectually develop beyond the abilities of a small child. Carly remained largely unreachable through the years. Then, at the age of ten, she had a breakthrough.

While working with her devoted therapists, Carly reached over to their laptop and typed “HELP TEETH HURT,” much to everyone’s astonishment. Although Carly still struggles with all the symptoms of autism, she now has regular, witty, and profound conversations on the computer with her family and her many thousands of supporters online.

In Carly’s Voice, her father, A rthur F leischmann, blends Carly’s own words w ith h is story of getting to know his remarkable daughter. One of the first books to explore firsthand the challenges of living with autism, it brings readers inside a once-secret world and in the company of an inspiring young woman who has found her voice and her mission.



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