Thank You Teachers! But Did You Really Understand Me & My FASD?
By @FASD_Mum and @FASD_Dad
Well, here we are. We have survived this year together. We didn’t know at the beginning how this was going to work. You have never taught a child with a diagnosis like mine – Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and ADHD. Which of course doesn’t mean you have not had students like me in your class. Statistically Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders are as prevalent as autism. But that is a whole ‘nother story, as they say.
An entire year has gone by since we started this adventure. I have turned up nearly every single day. I have walked the crowded halls to the sound of bells that make my head split. I have navigated the maze of my schedule – with more than 18 classrooms and teachers. I have braved noisy lunchrooms with their smelly foods and intimidating social circles. I have put my hand up…
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