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 an individual with FASD does, or the lives parents and caregivers live, you have no business making judgments. Science has proven FASD is real. Those that live with FASD know it is real.
I encourage you to visit the 2016 Red Shoes Rock Awareness Campaign FASD is Real (or search on this site for 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 myth and the next week of Myths and Facts we will be bringing to you!