We are two-thirds through our journey with Day 66 of our 99 Days to FASDay. Today we offer a reminder for those who are working with, supporting or just hanging out with someone with FASD - remember stage, not age. This classic sign of FASD described by Clarren, Malbin and Streissguth. A person with FASD will simultaneously … Continue reading Day 66 of 99 Days to FASDay: Dysmaturity
Day 36 of our 99 day journey and this myth is about plateau of learning. While research has suggested that skill levels for people with FASD vary (see graphic below), I believe Grade 4 (through my own experience with the maiden) is definitely when things began to "fall apart" at school for her. After the … Continue reading Day 36 of 99 Days to FASDay: With Support Students can Succeed
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 … Continue reading Day 6: Kilometre 6 (all over the map and brain) in Red Shoes Rock. Stop FASD.
I was browsing Pinterest this morning looking for graphic inspiration to represent FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder). I didn't find anything that spoke to me, but it did lead me to the following chart, which shows what life may be like for an 18 year old with FASD. FASD describes a range of lifelong disabilities … Continue reading Four Mantras for Parenting a Child with FASD