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Local Fetal Alcohol clinic may be closing its doors

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1 comment:

  • Mrsmusthunt posted at 2:06 am on Tue, Apr 16, 2013.

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    I wish our government would stop shutting out our most vulnerable citizens from receiving the care they need. FAS, and other disorders that represent similarly to FAS are already so under funded, misdiagnosed, and under or untreated, these already compromised children hardly have a chance to grow into a healthy, functioning adult.
    The parents, foster parents, and adoptive parents are left with no reliable diagnosis, no treatment and little support for often times very violent or troubled kids. The really sad pert is that with all the research going on in neuro plasticity, there is hope for change for these kids, but unlike childhood cancer, everyone looks the other way. Is it because it is preventable, and lawmakers think that the parents of these kids get what they deserve? What about the kids? What did they do to deserve brain damage? Does society just think thises kids were "born bad"?
    What about the long term costs to society when these kids approach adulthood and often enter the penal system? Are the costs of their crimes and of housing them lower than the cost of treatment when they were young and treatable? Or is it nobody's concern until it becomes THEIR budget?