Day 34 of 99 Days to FASDay

Is #FASD a trend or is it real?

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Day 34 of 99 Days to FASDay and today’s myth is about FASD being a trend. I don’t know about you, but this is not a “trend” I would wish on anyone. Why do people feel this way? I always say, unless you live the life we live with FASD you have no business making judgments. Science has proven FASD is real. Those that live with FASD know it is real.

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I encourage you to visit last years Red Shoes Rock posts tagged FASD is Real. You can’t tell these people their FASD isn’t real.

The maiden did receive an ADHD and ODD diagnosis when she was young – so I know this to be a fact that misdiagnosis does occur. Remember when ADHD was a trendy condition?

As time goes on, hopefully we will see more acceptance and less denial.

Thanks to the FASD Network of Southern California for this…

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Day 36 of 99 Days to FASDay

Is there a learning plateau with #FASD?

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Day 36 of our 99 day journey and this myth is about plateau of learning. While research has suggested that skill levels for people with FASD vary (see graphic below), I believe Grade 4 (through my own experience with the maiden) is definitely when things began to “fall apart” at school for her.

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After the shift from the primary grades of 1, 2 and 3, with FASD not recognized, and the teaching style not adapted sufficiently for her, it was a disaster in the making. The sad part is, despite all the challenges she had at school, she was always an eager learner. She always wanted to bring homework home – even if there was no homework assigned!

I have said it before, and I will say it again, as more is known about FASD, I sure hope the school systems get onboard and start providing the type of education our…

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