September has been a busy month as advocates, individuals, caregivers, organizations and professionals came together to raise the profile of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. We all know that advocacy and awareness will not stop as the month ends, but a special month does provide increased exposure. I participate in a variety of activities year round, … Continue reading FASD: A Tale Told in 9 Ts
For the last week of the 99 Days to 9/9 or FASDay, the voices and information belong to individuals with FASD. Day 92 & 93 are quotes from two presenters at the: 8th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD. Although there are thousands of published articles on FASD, there remains limited research specifically … Continue reading FASD: Nothing About Us Without Us
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder vastly outnumbers other common developmental disabilities; however, FASD comes with relatively little public recognition or understanding.
That is the dilemma in my head lately after reading a post from someone about why we should not share our children’s struggles in this age of social media without their permission. I understand the premise, however can a young child, especially one with a developmental disability, offer consent? Another post I read awhile back … Continue reading FASD Life: To Share or Not to Share
Today's tip is a great one, isn't it? It can be easy to focus on the negative and forget the small or big successes that do happen. What does the Looking After Each Other project have to say? The public understands that people with FASD have challenges. A continual focus on this creates a belief … Continue reading Day 26 of 99 Days to FASDay: Focus on the Positive