9 February 2012

Ann Streissguth

Heads up government of Canada. If you have never heard of Ann Streissguth, than here is your chance. She alone has put FASD on the map of study and she's doing it with the style of a true professor. Yes, she works with a think tank of very talented people of whom has teamed up with her in an attempt to really unravel the FASD mystery by studying the inside of the brain. See these links in my blog of brain centers of study that Ann and her colleagues are mapping and using to link to fas brain damage to behaviours of FAS children and adults:

The Frontal Lobes link: My post 1, 11/5/11 - http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=6911367971276676027#editor/target=post;postID=3725231037762924231

The Corpus Callosum link: My post 2, 11/6/11 - http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=6911367971276676027#editor/target=post;postID=1731960452153601887

The Hypothalamus link: My post 3, 11/8/11 - http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=6911367971276676027#editor/target=post;postID=4685566639168981532

The Cerebellum link: My post 4, 11/11/11 - http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=6911367971276676027#editor/target=post;postID=396016132958844854

The Hippocampus link: My Post 5, 11/17/11 - http://www.blogger.com/blogger.g?blogID=6911367971276676027#editor/target=post;postID=2607662002224961580


Now I'm going to put her up with a link right here of a blog from a few days ago: Meet this genius: If you fail to look you are also denying FASD, ARND, FAE and ARBD, children of the right to a normal life. This has been going on for far too long: Laws are in demand: This is not a Women's Rights Issue - that's my argument here: It's a humanitarian issue: Previous blog - meet Ann Streissguth right here:


Here is Ann's Letter to me:

Dear Kevin, (adoptive name)

I am dazzled to find your email on my screen, while I'm seated here in Seattle at SEA-TAC airport on the first leg of a long journey. Thank you for writing me, and most importantly, thank you for writing to your legislators in Canada. It is more important than ever to continue getting the message out to our governing agencies, to protect the next generation of children from fetal alcohol damage. You are doing heroic work!! I thank you for it and look forward to hearing from you again some time.

All best wishes,
Ann Streissguth

Ann P. Streissguth, Ph.D., Professor Emerita,
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences,
Fetal Alcohol & Drug Unit,
University of Washington School of Medicine, Box #359112,
Seattle, Washington 98195-9112

Thank you Government of Canada for looking.

1 comment:

  1. I think you really have something here. I believe your pain and suffering in your life. I was lucky. You, maybe not. I don't know you but I still fear for you because I also know an FASD child. Peace to you and thanks for fighting. Few people have your gall. Especially, as you say, the government.