Update: Although the election is over, you can still contact your MPP to ask about a new bill.A Letter from Mary Cunningham, FASD ONE Education Action Group Co- Lead Dear FASD-informed Ontarians: Many of us care for Ontario students with FASD or know people who are caregivers. Most of us would agree that the education … Continue reading We Need a New Ontario FASD Education Bill
School is geared for the masses. If we want an inclusive society and promote education as a right, then students should be taught in a way that supports and accommodates their development. FASD is not recognized in our school system as a condition that qualifies for support, be that an Educational Assistant (EA) or Child … Continue reading 2020 Wishes for My Daughter and FASD: #4 Recognition in the School System
Robin Burgamy a librarian, FASD advocate and co-founder of KAFASD, a regional support network for FASD recently had her paper Bright Futures: Creating College Opportunities/Programs for Students with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder published in Future Review: International Journal of Transition and College and Career Success.
The following is from the Hansard Transcript November 3, 2020 Education Statute Law Amendment Act (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder), 2020 / Loi de 2020 modifiant des lois en ce qui concerne l’éducation (ensemble des troubles causés par l’alcoolisation foetale) Ms. Wynne moved second reading of the following bill: Bill 172, An Act in relation to … Continue reading FASD Education Bill 172 passes 2nd Reading
UPDATE: Bill 172 passed Second Reading! It will now go to a Standing Committee for further consideration. During the Committee stage the specific details of the Bill will be examined, and members of the public may be given the opportunity to appear as a witness or produce a written submission with thoughts on the Bill. … Continue reading Second Reading of Bill 172 – FASD and the Education Act
According to Understanding the Occurrence of Secondary Disabilities with FAS and FAE Final Report (1996) 60% of students with FASD aged 12 or older have had a disrupted school experience. Despite 14 years since its release there are still educators and the system who do not understand FASD.
On December 14, 2017, Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament Sophie Kiwala presented two important private member's motions for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Ontario. The first one, to recognize September 9th of each year as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Day (FASDay) in Ontario, received unanimous consent from all parties. The gravity of the motion … Continue reading Ontario FASD Community: We Need You!
This is a photo of the maiden's Pokemon card collection - minus all the energies, trainers, stadiums, and supporters .... Four binders full. How many? We stopped counting when she was at about 2,000. That was a couple years ago. These cards have caused a lot of stress in the household - mostly between the … Continue reading Pokemon: per-sev-er-ance or per-se-ver-ance?
I think I have mentioned school attendance before but if not, I will now. For the last five years getting my daughter to school is a struggle almost every day. I'm not sure the exact number of days in a school year - let me estimate 160 - (10 mos. x 20 days - 40 … Continue reading Another school day. Another sick day.