Day 49 of 99 Days to FASDay continues with another quote, from Myles, an adult with FASD, who is a speaker/presenter and gives advice to other individuals with FASD via YouTube, Workshops and Interviews.
If you are looking for more more inspiration from adults with FASD check out:
FASD Lane a place for adults with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), Fetal Alcohol Effects (FAE), or any of the disorders defined as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
Role Models from Learning with Hope. A collection of first person accounts from people who know what it feels like to walk through the world with this invisible disability.
And for those that would prefer to watch a video check out Young Adults Share their experiences with FASD from MOFAS.
8th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD. Click Webcasts to find videos of the presentations, including some powerful presentations by adults with FASD.
I also discovered a Doctorate in Social Work Dissertation by Anna CK Erb, University of Pennsylvania (2015) The Life Stories of Individuals Who as Adults Were Identified as Experiencing the Effects of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
A narrative-style qualitative research methodology was used to explore the identity of adults living with FASD, in particular those who learned about this during adulthood. e researcher interviewed four adults living with the effects of FASD who became aware of their FASD as adults and reviewed several published autobiographical accounts as additional data sources. Upon analysis, themes of identity emerged and parallels between the life stories of the participants and other studies that address the psycho-social effects of FASD were identified. The research results suggest implications for social work practice, bring positive attention to a disenfranchised group, identify areas of needed study and shed insight into how adults living with the effects of FASD conceptualize their identity.
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