I am not ashamed to have FASD. Not to put FASD on an IEP causes a child not to get the exact help that they need. It’s not a stigma to have another DD.
I do not wear why I have FASD. I have to deal with the fact that I have it.
I do not lay around at night mad at my biological mom cuz she drank when she was pregnant with me. I’m more mad because people choose not to admit that this is a real thing. We are real people.
It’s not a stigma. FASD is NOT who we are!
If a child with autism gets a dignosis, they get all the helps in the world. They get an IEP that has all educators need to know in order to help that child.
FASD? Nope. not putting that on the IEP. I hear that from caregivers.
They just want FAS on the IEP so their child get the proper help.
A doctor is not going to help a cancer patient with a heart medicine.
In order for people with FAS to get the help they need, they NEED the proper diagnosis!
It’s not a want. It’s a need.
It’s critical to their future.