Conversation with Author Kenneth Moore and Amanda Dion-Moore
In our recent FASD book survey, many people mentioned the lack of information and services for adults living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), and there’s no doubt they’re correct. So it’s always great to learn about FASD success stories of people who are making it, and they make it despite too few resources generally and the world just not set up strategically for adults with FASD.
Author Kenneth Moore is one such adult. He visited with me at my 2013 FASD Matters Conference table last November and shared a little of his journey and his book about living with FASD and other disabilities. Fortunately, we had the chance to record our talk, and that is today’s podcast.
Here’s Ken’s biography from his book’s webpage Makin’ It at CreateSpace:
Kenneth G. Moore is a dynamic individual who has continued to prove people wrong. Despite living with Tourettes, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), he believes in a future and is willing to go after his dreams and hopes with a faith that few dare to follow. His journey through adoption, foster care, treatment centers, residential care, hospitals, group homes and eventually into independence is a testimony that one should never doubt the power of the human spirit. Yes, there are successful outcomes even in the midst of darkness. Those who listen to Ken tell his story or read his book “Makin’ It” will leave changed because Ken believes in “I do!”
Here are the ways to get in touch with Ken and buy his book:
- Makin’ It on Facebook (Like his page to help him boost sales)
- Makin’ it on CreateSpace (Purchase the book here)
- Makin’ It on YouTube (Video book trailers here)
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FASD Day at the Capitol — St. Paul
March 24th, 2014 at the Minnesota State Capitol Rotunda. I attended this event last year and got re-inspired with a big show of support from Governor Mark Dayton and several state legislators around Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder topics. In fact, legislation allowing FASD training for teachers was approved, among other things beneficial to the FASD community. Check out the information page and register for the event at I Am Why FASD Matters
11th annual MOFAS benefit
April 6th, 2014 at the Graves 601 Hotel in Minneapolis. Following the reception, attendees also receive a ticket to the Tony Award-Winning production of ONCE the musical at the Orpheum Theatre! – See more at: 11th annual MOFAS benefit
If you let me know of other authors with FASD, I’ll try and get them on for an interview.[hr]