FASD: A Lifelong Disability. Kathleen Tavenner Mitchell, MHS, LCADC Vice President and Spokesperson National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. FAS described in U.S. Literature 36 Years Ago. Why are we still allowing women to receive mixed messages?
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Kathleen Tavenner Mitchell, MHS, LCADC
Vice President and Spokesperson
National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
First Birthday Party
Forever Marked as a Bad, Immoral, Unloving, Abusive MOTHER!!Stigma has lifetime affects on all family members
“We are not human beings Karli…we could now focus on what Karli COULD do!
having a spiritual
experience, rather spiritual
beings having a human
Pierre Teihard de Chardin
Adapted from Morris et al,
Autism/Aspergers’s Disorder Karli…we could now focus on what Karli COULD do!
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Borderline Personality Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder
Conduct DisorderCommon disorders identified with FASD
After drinking alcohol:
National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information
Isn’t it time that the U.S. provide adequate treatment for all women ?