A Million reasons you can have success with FAS(D)

In the arena of Fetal Alcohol there are tons of horror stories of people living with an FASD who have many unsuccessful school experiences. Based on a secondary disability study published by Dr. Anne Streissguth and adapted by Teresa Kellerman, it states “Disrupted School Experience (suspension or expulsion or drop out), was experienced by 43% of children of school age. By the time students

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Flying with Fetal Alcohol

47 years, that’s how long it took until R.J. Formanek officially received his diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Things haven’t always been smooth for R.J. I can only imagine what it must have been like living with organic brain damage and not even knowing it. Despite all the struggles that go along with having a little known, invisible physical disability, R.J. is proof that

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Matthew Pakozdy and FASD

I first met Matt at a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder conference where Matthew and his mother Judy were talking about their experiences as both a caregiver and someone living with Fetal Alcohol. Their presentation was awesome – both humorous and candid. Audience members connected well with Matt and Judy. Matt and I have stayed in touch for the last several years and recently he

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Thumbs up for Success Stories

"If at first you don’t succeed, redefine success."

-Anonymous

Living and caring for someone with an FASD can sometimes be considered unorthodox, challenging and even make you feel like you are losing your marbles.

But, for all those bite-your-tongue moments and sleepless nights, there are as many blessings, smooches, hugs and never-going-to-forget this memories!

Click here to see how other FASD families and caregivers are redefining success.

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If we change the way we react to someone living with Fetal Alcohol and their behaviors/symptoms, they will change the way they react to ours…

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Despite what people may say, you are not enabling your loved one with Fetal Alcohol, you’re accommodating their disability. So, don’t listen..

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Troubling behaviors from people with Fetal Alcohol are symptoms of a poor fit. A poor fit between who the person with Fetal Alcohol really is,..

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As a caregiver, it’s important not to compare yourself to other parents, even other FASD parents. Your child will hit milestones in their own..

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The more information you give to someone with Fetal Alcohol when they’re upset, the higher the chance they will escalate. Less info, less escalation..try..

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