Tuesday, October 30, 2012
How Alcohol Effects Neural Development
I expect most people who find there way here already know all this stuff but I still have some people I meet who don't so this is how I like to describe it - with some simple visuals (usually sketched onto what ever is handy) and reference to a few well known authorities since my word from the caregiver trenches is never good enough.
It has a lot more impact in person I think. People seem to have a visceral reaction to you picking a random cell and beginning to erase all the connections and following development. There are still lots of objectors. I'm still working on how I counter all the crap and finally get through to them. I suppose you will never convince everyone but i believe the first step to helping people who suffer from FASD is educating all those who don't know about it / don't believe its real.