Throughout the last fourteen years we have accessed a variety of professionals to address various issues. We were lucky as many had some understanding of FASD – but there were others who attempted to help my daughter or provide advice or suggestions, based on what works with neuro-typical children, with disastrous results. A study revealed … Continue reading Wish #7: Professionals Skilled in FASD Diagnosis and Interventions
My diagnosis came at 47 after a lifetime of hit and miss, not really understanding people around me and considering myself as an alien in a strange land. I had a career, relationships, family of my own... but I kept ending up at a therapist trying vainly to understand. While I did do any number of things that … Continue reading The Monster Under the Bed (FASD)
Why get an FASD diagnosis? A diagnosis provides an understanding of how to support an individual, may open access to services and helps reduce secondary outcomes.
Did you know as of 2015 FASD is now a diagnostic term in Canada? It is also the diagnostic term used in Australia. Click here for more information. I believe France and South Africa also use FASD. The following is from the Asante Centre : Whereas the 2005 guideline identified fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) as an … Continue reading Canadian FASD Diagnostic Guide