In season 1, episode 11, our host Kristen Theisen explores fetal alcohol spectrum disorder, or FASD, an often invisible disease that affects 1 in 20 children. Theisen interviews Tamra Cajo, Director of the FASD Diagnostic Clinic at The Florida Center for Early Childhood, and Jen Werden, a mother turned advocate whose adopted child was diagnosed with FASD. The women discuss general causes of the disorder, difficulty when it comes to educating FASD children, and resources where parents can find help.
"It's hard to walk this journey and it's even harder to walk it alone. I did not want one more parent to have to do that," Werner said on becoming an FASD advocate.