Why do we at FASCETS feel so passionate about the work we do? Is it worth all the effort? What is at the heart of this work? With a RESOUNDING YES, we believe it is all worth it when we get to witness the transformation of lives, when we get to see health and healing happen, where despair is changed to hope, where darkness is turned to light, or at least light at the end of the tunnel that makes it worth the journey, where “survival mode” is changed to celebration and embracing those around us with FA/NB. And through the work of FASCETS we get to experience this, witness this, and be a part of this time and time again. Here are some personal stories that share the power of our work.
"We were blindsided by the diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. As naive adoptive parents of a 10 year old, we thought our son would have the same types of child struggles that neurotypical children had, and we were well equipped to help navigate those issues."
Sandra is a 65-year-old woman whose husband (65 years) and son (26 years) both have the diagnosis of Asperger’s. Sandra signed up for a 10-week course given at a seminary in Costa Rica using FASCETS material in San Jose, Costa Rica. She is retired and just thought the course sounded interesting.
"I attended both the three day and two day workshops with Diane almost 12 years ago. Her information and training helped to change my approach in working with children and families."
Rosibel is a 55-year-old woman who lives in Costa Rica, a professional in special education. She and her husband have been married for 35 years although their marriage has always been a struggle.