I am a mom who is always on the brink of losing her mind. I am a psycho mom.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
FASD research opportunity (in Minnesota)
Akila went to the VA Hospital last week to participate in a research project for FASD. They are doing MEG (Magnetoencephalography) measurements of FASD children and they are looking for more participants. In particular, they need more children diagnosed with FAS, but will still take ARND diagnosis's also. It takes about one hour and the pay is $20-30.
The VA is doing this in partnership with the University of Minnesota. The MEG measures brain activity. If you are interested, call Nancy at 612-467-1458.
My name is Barb and I am a teenager at heart who is married to Michael, an Accountant. We have 4 adopted children, Akila-12, Imani-11, Hezekiah-10 and Zeke-9. I am a youth worker by profession but currently staying home attempting to manage our household. My hope for this blog is that it will help me to avoid cleaning my house (I actually don't need help with avoiding housework) and give me some serenity (I do need help with this). My oldest child, Akila, has Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and that is what I will focus on in this blog.
Here are a few books that I found helpful on FASD. I also put the link for the lockbox that we have liked the most for locking stuff up. We have one with meds in it, one with knives and scissors. I like that it is electronic and I don't have to use a key. Each of my kids has their own as well.