On April 23, the Toronto Star reported a story about Marc Leroux, the father of a daughter with a developmental disability, who has launched a $110-million class action lawsuit against the Ontario government for failing to eliminate the years-long wait list for support services. In Ontario, once a child turns 18 all services stop and the system … More $110 Million Class Action Lawsuit Filed in Ontario on behalf of People with Developmental Disabilities
Following on the heels of the recent Ontario 2017 Budget Provides $26 Million for FASD, The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health, for Canada, announced $3.6 million in federal funding for five projects aimed at preventing and screening for alcohol use in pregnancy. According to a News Release issued on May 5, project leads will work with … More Public Health Agency of Canada investing $3.6 M into 5 projects to address FASD
On April 27, 2017 the provincial government of Ontario released the Ontario 2017 Budget Providing $26 Million for FASD. While on the surface this seems like a lot of money, and is cause for celebration, it really isn’t much money for direct service and includes no funding for adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. I found … More One Response to Provincial FASD Strategy
Two very exciting announcements in today’s 2017 Ontario Budget for FASD and Developmental Disabilities: Preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Supporting Those Affected by FASD Ontario is investing $26 million over four years to expand support for children, youth and families affected by FASD. To increase awareness of the disorder and how it can … More Ontario 2017 Budget Provides $26 Million for FASD
I tried to share this post from the CanFASD Connect blog but there was no reblog button – so all content below is copied from canfasdblog.wordpress.com. Did you know that the Government of Canada is developing new accessibility legislation? The goal is to promote equality of opportunity, and increase inclusion and participation of Canadians who … More CanFASD Advocates for an Accessible Canada for individuals with FASD
If you are pregnant, or planning on becoming pregnant, then please pass on the glass of alcohol today, and for the next nine months of pregnancy, and celebrate with something else instead. Drinking alcohol while pregnant, can cause your child to be born with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. FASD is the leading known cause of … More Pregnant? No Alcohol on St. Patrick’s Day means no FASD for your child.
Hopeful is a word filling my head lately. As the maiden moves deeper into living and learning to navigate the world as an adult with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), I worry about what the future holds for her, but try to remain hopeful that it will be a more accepting place for her. The above … More Navigating life as an adult with FASD