After reading a blog post by Helen Simpson about the new Netflix thriller Bird Box (Bird Box We Still Have a Long Way to Go )- which was on my Netflix to watch list - I had to check it out without further delay. She made some valid points about another missed opportunity to promote alcohol … Continue reading Bird Box Blows Over The Alcohol Limit
What follows is a presentation the maiden made to a FASD Caregiver Group last week. Her first official speaking presentation about growing up with FASD. In her own words. School was horrible, from grade 2 and on all the way up to high school. First, I started by acting out in elementary school, because I … Continue reading Growing Up With FASD
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’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