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In the arena of Fetal Alcohol there are tons of horror stories of people living with an FASD who have many unsuccessful school experiences.

Based on a secondary disability study published by Dr. Anne Streissguth and adapted by Teresa Kellerman, it states “Disrupted School Experience (suspension or expulsion or drop out), was experienced by 43% of children of school age. By the time students with FAE [FASD] reach adulthood, the rate of disrupted school experience peaks at 70%. Common school problems include: not paying attention; incomplete homework; can’t get along with peers; disruptive in class; disobeying school rules; talking back to the teacher; fighting; and truancy.”

To say the least school is a huge issue for this population, so anytime I can share an example of someone doing well, I’m going to make sure I do so!

So, without further ado let me introduce you to Crystal Millions. Crystal lives on the Fetal Alcohol spectrum and is currently attending university on Vancouver Island, British Columbia. I chatted with Crystal to learn a little more about her
journey growing up with Fetal Alcohol and a lot about what she is doing and what kind of supports does she receive to make this awesomeness happen…
So, enjoy!

After I finished talking with Crystal, I felt hopeful and I hope you do too. Having Fetal Alcohol is not a death sentence and Crystal is proof of that. So, use this as a reminder of what can happen if you stay patient with your loved on (or client) living with Fetal Alcohol.

Written and published by Jeff Noble, of FASD Forever.

Credit / Sources

This blog and video were created by Jeff Noble and FASD Forever. They originally appeared on the FASD Forever website.

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