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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Support Group

February 14th, 2013 · No Comments

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Date: Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:35:33 -0500
From: “Kathy Hotelling”
Subject: Support Group
 
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term that describes the range of effects that can occur in an individual exposed to alcohol in utero and includes physical, behavioral, and learning problems. Such exposure is the leading preventable cause of developmental and intellectual disabilities. Those affected are seen as having willful behavior when the reality is that they can’t act differently because of an invisible physical disability. Through intervention which includes “trying differently, not harder” you can assist the individual with a FASD to build on strengths to increase success in various settings, while reducing your own stress as a caregiver or teacher.
 
For information about our monthly support group or about FASD, please contact me at the number or email below.  Our group has been in existence for 3 years..it is helpful to get together with others who suspect or know that their child has a FASD to discuss how to handle situations that occur daily and to plan for the future when we (parents and caregivers) are no longer around.
 
Our next meeting is February 19th.
 
Kathy Hotelling
271 Fearrington Post
Pittsboro, NC 27312
919-265-3390

Tags: 27312 · Health · Pittsboro

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