It’s a problem which affects every socio– economic group in every community and it’s also receiving the least attention. But, the Chiesman Foundation wants to change that; and it’s starting with awareness.
On Monday, women gathered at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel to learn about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and how the disease can be prevented. FASD is a disease which mentally, physically, and behaviorally disables an individual who was exposed to alcohol in their mother’s womb.
Judd Thompson from the 7th Circuit Judicial Court says in his line of work he meets individuals with FASD often and knows the signs well.
“Their brain does not understand the cognitive training the same way your brain and my brain does,” said Thompson.
Thompson said with practice and repetition individuals with FASD can learn normal behavioral patterns.