Gwendolyn sees a confidential school report listing her weaknesses. She knows she struggles. Now she has proof. She develops a list of fifty-four things to get under control. Because to go to horse camp, she must behave. And so begins the story of 11-year-old Gwen, who thinks she has only one friend, a half-brother, who her mother doesn't acknowledge, and a brain that cracks. They thought she had ADHD. If you read this book, you may think like me, it might be just be FASD.
Today, February 23, 2022 is Pink Shirt Day - a day set aside every February to raise awareness about bullying and promote kindness and inclusion by working together to treat others with dignity and respect.
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?