R.J. Formanek wrote this in response to a post on his Flying With Broken Wings Facebook group. It got me thinking about language and how we are told to lower our expectations for our loved ones with FASD. “I often wonder why we often equate changed expectations with lowered expectations, because it does not always have … Continue reading The Power of Changing Expectations
From a series of posts on Facebook by the FASD Network of Saskatchewan (Canada) An advocate is anyone who speaks up on behalf of others or a cause. Becoming an advocate can change lives. Advocating can happen every day with small changes to what we do or say. 1. Use Person First Language The first … Continue reading 6 Ways to Advocate for FASD
It is Orange Shirt Day in Canada today (September 30). My daughter has an indigenous background in her birth family. She has over the years been proud of her roots, but has yet to really explore what it means. Today I wore orange to not only recognize her heritage, but to honour the survivors and … Continue reading Orange Shirt Day, Truth and Reconciliation and FASD
It’s been awhile since I’ve written. A lot of things in my personal life have taken my energy, while trying to support my daughter and advocate for FASD. I must admit I’m feeling a bit stuck. I don’t know where to go from here. We need so much. We need recognition of FASD as a … Continue reading FASD: Where To Now
For the last week of the 2018 edition of 99 Days to 9/9 or FASDay, the voices and information belong to individuals with FASD. Day 93 & 94 are two quotes from two presenters at the: 8th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD. Although there are thousands of published articles on FASD, there … Continue reading FASD: Nothing About Us Without Us
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder vastly outnumbers other common developmental disabilities; however, FASD comes with relatively little public recognition or understanding.
FASD A Call to Action was the culmination of two years of intensive work by members of the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Ontario Network of Expertise (FASD ONE) and numerous discussions among a wide variety of people over the course of several years. This document provides background information about FASD, the reasons Ontario needs a provincial strategy … Continue reading What do we need to address FASD