What is the average life expectancy for individuals with FAS? An old research report keeps surfacing that is misleading and does not have enough data to make a broad statement. Read this post to find out about it and how you can respond. #fasd
Gwendolyn sees a confidential school report listing her weaknesses. She knows she struggles. Now she has proof. She develops a list of fifty-four things to get under control. Because to go to horse camp, she must behave. And so begins the story of 11-year-old Gwen, who thinks she has only one friend, a half-brother, who her mother doesn't acknowledge, and a brain that cracks. They thought she had ADHD. If you read this book, you may think like me, it might be just be FASD.
40 Years Later the Message is Still Partially Eclipsed: Alcohol and Pregnancy Do Not Mix Day 81 of 99 Days to FASDay and the big news in 2017 when this series was created, is the solar eclipse. For some of us, the sun will completely be eclipsed, for others, it will only be partial. And … Continue reading Day 81 of 99 Days to FASDay: Alcohol and Pregnancy Do Not Mix
Day 54 of our journey and we continue learning more about the brain and how prenatal alcohol exposure. affects it. The following is a combination of information from Come Over To and PROOF Alliance (please note, when this post was first published, PROOF was MOFAS, and original link is now no longer valid). It describes the … Continue reading Day 54 of 99 Days to FASDay: FASD and the Brain
Today, and over the next few days, we go back to basics to review and expand on previous posts about the effect of prenatal alcohol exposure and the brain. Alcohol is a teratogen (substance that is toxic to the baby's developing brain). Damage can occur in various regions of the brain. The areas that … Continue reading Day 53 of 99 Days to FASDay: Prenatal Alcohol Exposure