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.
School is geared for the masses. If we want an inclusive society and promote education as a right, then students should be taught in a way that supports and accommodates their development. FASD is not recognized in our school system as a condition that qualifies for support, be that an Educational Assistant (EA) or Child … Continue reading 2020 Wishes for My Daughter and FASD: #4 Recognition in the School System
The following is from the Hansard Transcript November 3, 2020 Education Statute Law Amendment Act (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder), 2020 / Loi de 2020 modifiant des lois en ce qui concerne l’éducation (ensemble des troubles causés par l’alcoolisation foetale) Ms. Wynne moved second reading of the following bill: Bill 172, An Act in relation to … Continue reading FASD Education Bill 172 passes 2nd Reading
According to Understanding the Occurrence of Secondary Disabilities with FAS and FAE Final Report (1996) 60% of students with FASD aged 12 or older have had a disrupted school experience. Despite 14 years since its release there are still educators and the system who do not understand FASD.
There has been quite a flurry of media attention and significant movement in Ontario with respect to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder over this last week. FASD Advocacy Day at Queen’s Park On Wednesday there was a FASD Advocacy Day at Queen’s Park in Toronto. I do not know who organized it, and the invitations for … Continue reading What a week for FASD in Ontario
I signed up at the beginning of September for Blogging 101 - because I wanted to become a better blogger - and like the rest of the things I seem to want to do, it is on the back burner while I attend to yet another parenting challenge. Be forewarned that this is not a … Continue reading A Post Not For the Timid
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?