Living Well with FASD or Other Disabilities by Kenny LaJoy The description on the back of the book states: (This book) is written by someone who lives with FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) and who understands the struggles of living with this disability on a daily basis. Kenny talks about his journey towards acceptance and … Continue reading It’s OK To Be You Book Review
Today is International Self-Care Day. Many caregivers have little to no time for self-care. But speaking from experience, not taking time for self-care does compound stress. In fact stress is the #1 factor impacting caregivers of individuals with FASD, a complex disability.
Mental Health and FASD As we know, over 90% of individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder will also have a co-occurring mental health disorder. This article has general mental health information and FASD specific resources. The first week of October is Mental Illness Awareness Week in The USA Various countries highlight mental health awareness at different … Continue reading Mental Health Week, FASD and COVID-19
Today (July 24) is International Self-Care Day I’d never heard about it before yesterday when I was looking on the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) website at work. A bit timely since self care is, and has been, pretty low on my radar lately. Many people in a caregiver role do not have time for self … Continue reading Self Care and Messages from the Universe in the FASD Lane
Day 46 of 99 Days to FASDay brings a resource of strategies for caregivers by caregivers. Today's graphic highlights only three general strategies provided in this great resource 2017 Parent Retreat Strategies put together by the FASD Network of Saskatchewan (Canada). I only highlighted three of the general strategies, but the booklet (click on the link above) … Continue reading Day 46 of 99 Days to FASDay: Strategies and Self Care for FASD Caregivers