Ep. 98 – Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder with Natalie Vecchione
After suffereing from severe endometriosis for many years, Natalie had an abdominal hysterectomy before her 28th birthday.
Building her family through national adoption, she was blessed with a beautiful boy and 13 years later, a gorgeous girl.
Natalie’s son was considered special needs and it took years to get the diagnosis of FASD.
Natalie Vecchione is an FASD parent advocate, podcaster, new author, wife and homeschool mom of two.
Natalie and her husband, John, built their family through domestic adoption. Their son, who is almost 19, lives with an FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder). He has graduated from homeschool and he is working part time as a carpentry apprentice.
Their typically developing daughter is 6 and they have a much different adoption journey with her, as they are very close with their daughter’s birth mom.
Natalie turned her family’s unique challenges and journey with FASD from career reinventing into a calling when she and her husband began FASD Hope in 2020.
In October 2020, Natalie & John cofounded “FASD Hope” FASD Hope is a podcast, website and a place for awareness, information and inspiration for those people whose lives have been touched by an FASD.
The FASD Hope podcast series is through the lens of parents advocates with over 18 years of lived experience. FASD Hope Podcast is available anywhere you find your podcasts, and has had 20,000 downloads in it’s first year.
Her new book Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities by Natalie Vecchione and Cindy LaJoy is now on Amazon.
To find out more about Natalie, come over here:
- Website: FASD Hope
- Instagram: FASD Hope
- Facebook: FASD Hope 1
- Clubhouse: @natalievecc
- Podcast: FASD Hope
- Book: Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities
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