It seems for those of us in the world of FASD it’s one step forward and five steps back. Just when we are making progress, and word is getting it out that consuming alcohol while pregnant is not advised, someone questions the evidence and gains an audience to keep the debate raging on. The first … Continue reading A Tale of Two Books for Moms To Be
Welcome to day 8 of our 99 day journey of all things FASD. Today's fact is a surprise to some people - that the physical features visible in those with what is referred to as Fetal Alcohol Syndrome or FAS (still a diagnostic term in many countries) will occur only if alcohol is consumed within … Continue reading Day 8 of 99 Days to FASDay: The Face of FAS In Three Days
The 9th day of the 9th month is a day set aside around the world as a day to raise awareness of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an umbrella term to describe a group of developmental disorders that results from the exposure of a fetus to alcohol. FASD includes, Fetal … Continue reading Today is FASD Awareness Day.
What does this mean? Imagine London, Ontario or Calgary, Alberta. These two Canadian cities have populations similar to the low-high ranges of people living with FASD. These are conservative figures. Some recent reports speculate FASD affects 5% of the population. This does not include the families or caregivers who are looking after or being the … Continue reading FASD Fact Friday
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?