MEET LIZ – Liz is an energetic creative person. She is the author of two award winning books on living with fetal alcohol. The Best I Can Be to help families raising children and The Braided Cord Tough Times In and Out to help families prepare and prevent a difficult adult transition. She enjoys cooking and is starting a new program called Liz.Kitchen to help people with memory issues cook healthy foods.
MY STORY – Many of you have read my two books, so I will be brief – my mom was a homicide – so that pretty much left me in foster care and then adopted. I was adopted by a good family and I had a great preschool time – then school started and I didn’t learn like everyone else. Mom and dad and the school tried to figure out what was wrong and soon I had a tail of labels that weren’t quite right. At age 12.5, the doctor looks at all the labels and says – “It’s fetal alcohol.” Well that was easy – only FAS is not easy.
STRENGTHS – I am highly creative and before I got sick (from all the stuff I have to deal with) I was outgoing and fun and sparkly. I still sparkle but It takes hour by hour effort. I have a kind heart that can get easily taken advantage of by people I think I can trust. I am a very loyal friend. I love to cook and sew and design wigs.
STRUGGLES – I really struggled in my early adult years and you can read about that in my autobiography – Braided Cord – Tough Times In and Out. Now, as an adult I physically struggle because of my FASD, my genetics and the hard times I had in my early twenties.
WISH – That FASD was never heard of and that there were more programs for young adults to help with transition and for adults living in the community. Maybe someday Sam and I can have a support group to help teens and adults.
Contact me at
LizKulp@gmail.com for presentations and speaking
- Best I Can Be Living with FASD
- Our FAScinating Journey – Keys to Brain Potential
- Braided Cord – Tough Times In and Out