I wish that would have been the headline recently as Health Canada unveiled an updated Food Guide. But there is reason to be optimistic. The risks of alcohol consumption were outlined. And although Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder was not mentioned, the mere fact that alcohol was, is reason enough to celebrate a small victory. Canada's … Continue reading Canada’s new Food Guide, Alcohol and FASD
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.