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FASD? What’s that.

Okay this is how it went today. I went to Barnes and Noble with my daughter for part of our mothers day outing. I went up to the customer service and asked if they had a way for me to look up a certain book. He said yea I can do that from here. I said I would like a book on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.

“What,” he said with a complete puzzled look.

“Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.”


“Yea. Fetal Alcohol…”

“Is that the name of a book?” he asked.

“That’s a topic,” I said.

“Oh, no. We don’t do topics. I can only put in names of a book. What is it again?”


“Well a few books came up in our system, but we do not have any in the store. Sorry.”


He looked at me like I had three heads.

Why is it that there are more people with FASD than autism, and it is one of the worst DD’s out there, but yet people still have not heard of it and they still literally have no clue how to work with people who are FASD.

I mean NO CLUE.

We wonder why there are no IEP’s with FASD on them.

People really really really need to get educated about this.

I would like to know how we can do that. We need an FASD ribbon.

I know we have an FASD day on 9/9 at like 9:00. So it is like a FASD moment. It represents the 9 months that a woman is pregnant.

You say autism and people no exactly what you mean.
You say Downs syndrome and everyone knows.
but Fetal Alcohol syndrome?

What’s that.