On June 1 the international movement to bring awareness to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder began with the start of Red Shoes Rock to Stop FASD and the 99 Days to FASDay. There have been some exciting new additions to this year’s campaign. Red Shoes Rock: Start the Conversation For the 5th Anniversary, a new logo, … More Red Shoes Rock and 99 Days to FASDay
Making Political Leaders Aware A few weeks ago my daughter and I participated in a local All Candidates Meeting for the upcoming Provincial Election in Ontario. We were joined by some new friends we have discovered through social media and our advocacy work on behalf of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Voters were provided with … More Dear Politicians: Adults In Crisis Waiting for Developmental Services
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