ARND, new phrase for FASD

Cecilia Dicker of Quintastics gives a FASD presentation at the Hughenden Public School on Oct. 31. ECA Review/Submitted

Cecilia Dicker, owner of Quintastics in Wainwright gave a presentation to the Hughenden Public School students on Oct. 31 on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and how it has affected her son and family.
Students learned that FASD is an invisible disability that affects children and their families in profound ways.  FASD is totally preventable by the mother not drinking alcohol during pregnancy.
Dicker raised her nephew who was affected by the invisible disability called Neurodevelopmental Disorder (ARND).
ARND is the new phrase for FASD.  Her nephew also struggles with Tourettes syndrome. Dicker adopted her nephew when he was three months of age.
Their story has been nothing short of a labour of love.
Dicker has been called by several schools and colleges to come and tell her story and provide valuable information to students.

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