I wrote a letter to the editor for a local paper last week. Thought I would share it! https://altamontenterprise.com/12152022/education-about-fasd-has-be-put-place
Doin It Up in DC!
I had the honor and privilege to be a speaker and FASD United’s Red Shoe Gala in Washington, DC last week. What an inspirational Gala! What a rush! So, originally I was going to type my speech as a blog post, but I thought I would do one better. THANKS FASD UNITED! https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=8hGfxkNddt8&feature=share#menu I hope…
I saw a YouTube video the other day. It had a teacher telling her class that they had 2 minutes to finish the task at hand. I stopped the video. I then started thinking about actions teachers may take that seem efficient…for the Neuro typical child.
In light of November being National Adoption Month, I have made my memoir about adoption, search and reunion and my diagnosis of FAS free on Kindle through November 10th! The link is below! https://www.amazon.com/Tenacity-Rebecca-Tillou-ebook/dp/B01F31JYCK?ref_=d6k_applink_bb_dls&dplnkId=b5c4c9a1-2a77-42a5-85d6-d46ba568deeb
1. Yesterday I told my husband and son I needed to get the refrigerator out to clean the rug.🤭 2. I couldn’t remember a word while conversing with my kids and started making spinning motions in the air with my hand. My kids asked if I was talking about cell phone service. 😒 3. I…
I HAVE LEARNED…
Since my FASD diagnosis, I have learned about: I am constantly connecting the dots to my life and my brain. I am so happy to have my diagnosis. I now have whys to things that used to be just question marks. Knowledge is truly power. I Hope Everyone Has a HAPPY and Safe Halloween!
Opportunity Is Knocking
Many of us with an FASD have trouble remembering multi step directions, and learning math concepts. I struggle with these tasks, yet I have been a claims adjuster for auto medical claims for 15 years. Believe me, it took about 3 years to become good at what I do. When I tell people I have…
Steppin’ Up and Out
So, it has been awhile. Life has been happening. Really good stuff. Just busy. One son entering high school, and one entering fifth grade. We are the second week in, and all is smooth sailing. September has always been a busy month for us. Then, when I was diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, one more…
I remember being invited to sleep overs when I was in elementary school, even middle and high school. I was always one of the first ones asleep, and one of the last ones to wake up in the morning. I would sometimes try to stay awake late with my friends, but it was no use.…
Ever since I was about 12, I have always felt like I move in fast forward motion to complete a task, while everyone else takes their time. I can tell you I had this one friend who lived up the road from me. We were best friends. We would meet half way on the street,…