This is Day 30 for the 2019 99 Days to FASDay The ‘F‐words’ in childhood disability: I swear this is how we should think! P. Rosenbaum and J. W. Gorter The 21st century is witnessing a sea change in our thinking about ‘disability’. Nowhere are these developments more apparent than in the field of childhood disability, where … Continue reading F words in Childhood Neurodisability
The Ontario Provincial government very quietly has asked Health Nexus to redesign the Sandy’s Law sign. There are no Provincial ads seeking input so it is important for anyone in Ontario who sees this post take 5 minutes before June 15 to provide feedback. Personally I don’t like any of the suggestions. I do not … Continue reading 3 Days Left to comment on Sandy’s Law Sign
Here is a very creative way to not only learn about emotions/coping skills/self regulation, but help identify how and when to use them. A fellow mama and FASD advocate, creator of Team Love - a group for connecting families living with FASD - made this resource after being told about a bus metaphor for emotions. … Continue reading Who is driving your bus?
It seems for those of us in the world of FASD it’s one step forward and five steps back. Just when we are making progress, and word is getting it out that consuming alcohol while pregnant is not advised, someone questions the evidence and gains an audience to keep the debate raging on. The first … Continue reading A Tale of Two Books for Moms To Be
It’s been over 50 years since alcohol and pregnancy was brought to the public’s attention Day 1: 99 Days to FASDay: First Published Study Linking Prenatal Alcohol Use and Birth Defects (even though the effects of alcohol and pregnancy have been mentioned since biblical times Day 51 of 99 Days to FASDay: History Notes of Alcohol … Continue reading FASD: Stop the Stigma
On March 29 two significant events in the world of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder occurred in Ontario - but neither received any Provincial acknowledgement. It was the 15th anniversary of Sandy’s Law and the launch of a Provincial FASD website. These coming at the end of a trifecta of other non-FASD announcements. March 29 marked … Continue reading Time to address the Pink Elephant
Dear Ministers: I understand what a tough job your Ministries have trying to balance priorities - however I wonder can you tell me why Autism continues to be favoured over all other developmental disabilities? Do not all people with a developmental disability deserve fairness and equality and to live their best lives? I have had … Continue reading A Letter For Our Provincial Ministers