Day 33 of our 99 day journey and even though this myth may be difficult to believe (in that people actually think this) I had a person on another social media site mention she can’t believe how many medical professionals over the years have said this about her brother.
So even today there are still people who believe children will outgrow FASD. The cartoon and caption to the left says it all: People grow out of sweaters, not neurological conditions.
FASD is a disability that lasts through the entire lifespan. The primary disabilities linked with FASD are permanent. The damage caused to a brain does not lessen, even as the person gets older. However, new pathways can be built, and behaviours and skills can change with support, effective strategies and improved understanding.
FASD ONE has an interesting summary of Life Transitions and suggests additional resources.
Come back tomorrow for another FASD myth vs. fact!