Children and young people with FASD have many positive attributes. Parents and carers frequently comment on the positive attributes and some of the things they enjoy doing.
- Very loving, affectionate, generous
- Do anything for anyone, helpful
- Very creative
- Good at sport – football, basketball, gymnastics
- Like mechanics and building
- Love technology – using iPads
What parent and carers say
“Once you find what your child is good at, they can excel in that area. They thrive in doing something that they do well.”
“Our kids need to focus on something that they can wrap themselves up in – whether they are good at it or that it simply makes them feel better.”
“Even though he’s only nine I have learnt so much from him.”
People with FASD have challenges
Every person with FASD will have strengths and difficulties in different areas. This depends on the parts of the brain that have been most damaged by exposure to alcohol. There is no 'one size fits all' for people with FASD and not everyone will experience the same difficulties.