In this episode of FASD Family Life I speak with the lovely Paula McPhail of https://www.oshaysfasd.org/ about her experience and her SUCCESS as a person living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Getting a diagnosis of FASD at age 16 instantly transformed Paula's life. In her own words Paula went "from zero self esteem to 1000!" when she received her diagnosis because then she knew her struggles were not her fault, they were a result of the injury to her brain from prenatal alcohol exposure.
Today Paula McPhail together with her mother, Maryelen McPhail, runs Oshay's FASD, a not-for-profit organization in Scotland, where they provide parenting classes, youth programing, and FASD training in their community.. I am proud to call these two amazing FASD advocates Friend.
Whether this is your first time listening to FASD Family Life podcast or your 29th time I want you to know that I am glad you are here. I am Robbie Seale, host of the podcast, and parent of 5 children; four via adoption, each prenatally exposed to alcohol. With more than 20 years experience I know the struggle is REAL and so is success. I invite you to settle in with a nice hot cup coffee and enjoy listening as Paula McPhail tells us what it take to succeed with FASD.
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