Living Well with FASD or Other Disabilities by Kenny LaJoy The description on the back of the book states: (This book) is written by someone who lives with FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) and who understands the struggles of living with this disability on a daily basis. Kenny talks about his journey towards acceptance and … Continue reading It’s OK To Be You Book Review
I found this Nelson Mandela quote from 1997. The true character of a society is revealed in how it treats its children. A year before my daughter was born. In her 22 years of life we still have quite a ways to go but even more so for people with disabilities. Many are still discriminated against, … Continue reading Mid-life Advocacy Crisis or Dark Night of the Soul
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
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 … Continue reading Dear Politicians: Adults In Crisis Waiting for Developmental Services
Day 88 wraps up our mini review of awareness campaigns that we featured for Day 86 of 99 Days to FASDay: FASD Messages and Day 87 of 99 Days to FASDay: Images of FASD Today we look at the results when reviewing campaign tones. In this review, campaigns varied widely in tone, from warm, positive themes, to … Continue reading Day 88 of 99 Days to FASDay: What’s Your Tone?
Day 46 of 99 Days to FASDay brings a resource of strategies for caregivers by caregivers. Today's graphic highlights only three general strategies provided in this great resource 2017 Parent Retreat Strategies put together by the FASD Network of Saskatchewan (Canada). I only highlighted three of the general strategies, but the booklet (click on the link above) … Continue reading Day 46 of 99 Days to FASDay: Strategies and Self Care for FASD Caregivers