That is the dilemma in my head lately after reading a post from someone about why we should not share our children’s struggles in this age of social media without their permission. I understand the premise, however can a young child, especially one with a developmental disability, offer consent? Another post I read awhile back … More FASD Life: To Share or Not to Share
Although since my last personal post, One is a lonely number, things are still in a state of uncertainty in my life, (no luck yet on the job front, my last paycheque was not entered into the system, still waiting for Record of Employment so I can collect Employment Insurance until I find a job, and … More Finding Calm in the Chaos of Life
There has been quite a flurry of media attention and significant movement in Ontario with respect to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder over this last week. FASD Advocacy Day at Queen’s Park On Wednesday there was a FASD Advocacy Day at Queen’s Park in Toronto. I do not know who organized it, and the invitations for … More What a week for FASD in Ontario
Two weeks ago the Ontario Premier prorogued the parliament, which in essence was pressing the reset button. Everything being worked on came to a stop. According to an article in the The Star In a surprise move, Premier Kathleen Wynne has briefly prorogued the Ontario Legislature and says a throne speech Monday will detail the … More April Fools for FASD?
February 20 came and went without any acknowledgement from the Education Minister that she would bring Bill 191 – to amend the Education Act to promote awareness and understanding of FASD, including best practices to support pupils who may have FASD and collaborate with parents and support groups – forward for a second reading. Many … More Bill 191: Still waits for a 2nd reading
Update: Although Bill 191 was not presented for 2nd Reading on February 20 there is still time – check back by Saturday for updated info and link for a petition! We are at a critical point now advocating to get the Minister of Education to bring forward Bill 191 to amend the Education Act to … More Ten Days to Make FASD History in Ontario
On December 14, 2017, Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament Sophie Kiwala presented two important private member’s motions for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Ontario. The first one, to recognize September 9th of each year as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day (FASDay) in Ontario, received unanimous consent from all parties. The gravity of the motion … More Ontario FASD Community: We Need You!