In Ontario (Canada) a 2016 report Nowhere to Turn for Adults with Developmental Disabilities discovered over 14,000 adults with a development disability were on wait lists for services such as: respite, housing, job support or day programs. The wait for services, depending on the type and area is three years - 20 years! My wish is all adults with a developmental disability, including those with FASD, that require support receive the services they need when they turn 18, without delay.
Although since my last personal post, One is a lonely number, things are still in a state of uncertainty in my life, (no luck yet on the job front, my last paycheque was not entered into the system, still waiting for Record of Employment so I can collect Employment Insurance until I find a job, and … Continue reading Finding Calm in the Chaos of Life
Day 28, 29, and 30 of 99 Days to FASDay brings some advice from adults with FASD. When the maiden turned 18, my focus changed from looking for advice for children and teenagers to advice for adults. In particular, I have been trying to find advice from adults about the lived experience with FASD. I … Continue reading Day 28-30 of 99 Days to FASDay: FASD Truths
Hopeful is a word filling my head lately. As the maiden moves deeper into living and learning to navigate the world as an adult with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), I worry about what the future holds for her, but try to remain hopeful that it will be a more accepting place for her. The above … Continue reading Navigating life as an adult with FASD