Thanks R.J. for your wisdom and insight for we who do not see…
R.J. is one of our beloved FASD Survival Strategy Teachers and FASD Trail Guides — He is founder of FB private group for adults with FASD “Flying with Broken Wings”
On being diagnosed with FASD as an adult.
The day an official diagnosis is given a number of changes happen to a person living with FASD. There is of course, the emotional impact of actually having something on paper that indicates what is going on inside of your body and your brain, something that, up to this point has been invisible for the most part.
Oh, sure there are the ‘small’ physical traits that come with FASD (…”It’s no big deal… everyone can’t be good at everything!”) but to the outside world we don’t look all that different.
So you deal with the emotions, one step at a time.
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