Dear Politicians: Adults In Crisis Waiting for Developmental Services

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

Nowhere to Turn for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

The Ontario Ombudsman released a report Nowhere to Turn in August 2016.  It was the result of an investigation into the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services response to situations of crisis involving adults with developmental disabilities. At the conclusion of the Report are 60 recommendations to address the current state of services for this segment … More Nowhere to Turn for Adults with Developmental Disabilities

Literal Language Interpretation – FASD ASD and the Other Ds

What we say matters! “You’re in the dog house.” . Source: Literal Language Interpretation – #FASD #ASD and the Other Ds Guest post from Ann Yurcek When I tell my daughter she is in the “doghouse”. This is what she thought. I did not say that she is in TROUBLE. For my kids with special … More Literal Language Interpretation – FASD ASD and the Other Ds

Day 7: Kilometre 7 Looking for new for Red Shoes Rock. Stop FASD.

Today was a fun day – a mother daughter day. We started out the day on a mission to find a pair of red sneakers for the maiden. We will be somewhere special tomorrow and will be walking more than 9 kms in one day – so she wanted to join in and wear some red shoes. We had … More Day 7: Kilometre 7 Looking for new for Red Shoes Rock. Stop FASD.

Day 6: Kilometre 6 (all over the map and brain) in Red Shoes Rock. Stop FASD.

Today is another scorcher, with humidity, here in Eastern Ontario. The kilometre walked was early this morning. Not too many people outside. Then it was a quick water of the garden. The plants are wilting in this heat. The weather and being in the garden gave me so many metaphors to the experience of living with someone … More Day 6: Kilometre 6 (all over the map and brain) in Red Shoes Rock. Stop FASD.