I was Adopted at 1 Month and Diagnosed with FASD at 34 Years

Video: I Was Adopted at 1 Month and Diagnosed with FASD at 34 Years. This is what I’ve learned over the course of my journey with FASD.

Rebecca Tillou

I decided to become an advocate for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders once I got my diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome at age 34. I have written articles on my journey to my diagnosis, been a speaker at conferences, and recently decided to take my experiences and put them into a YouTube video. I thought what better way to discuss my journey with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and characteristics of an FASD than to put it into pictures and set it to music?

I hope to reach multiple audiences with this video. I am hopeful that doctors and educators will watch it and decide to educate themselves about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. Education of family, teachers, doctors and friends is key for success with those living with an FASD. With education comes understanding, and I am hopeful this video will educate society. Those with an FASD are not stupid, they are not hopeless. They are bright people, but their futures depend on your understanding of this organic brain disorder. Please watch this video, learn about our silly quirks, and choose to educate those around you.

Thank you, and enjoy the video!


 

Rebecca Tillou

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Rebecca Tillou

Rebecca was adopted as an infant through Bethany Christian Services. She found her birth family in May of 2013, and continues to keep in touch with them. Sadly, her birth passed away in 1999. She and her husband live in New York and are the parents of two beautiful little boys, Dominic and Nicolas. They also have a German Shepherd mix named Chester. She was recently diagnosed with FASD at 34 years of age. She is currently working with nofas.org and thearg.org to get the word out that there is hope, and that you are never too old to better yourself.


 

Source: http://adoption.com/i-was-adopted-at-one-month-and-diagnosed-with-fasd-at-34

 

Disclaimer:  The views and opinions in this article and video are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of Edmonton and Area Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Network.

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