For anyone that had a great day today, I’m happy for you. For anyone that does not recognize the day, I honour that. For those that had a tough day, I send you much love. I had a tough day. A disappointing day that turned out differently than the plan. My daughter was going to … Continue reading Mowing Mother’s Day
Why not try leaning instead? How are you doing? We’ve passed the one year mark for living in a global pandemic and I don’t know about you, but I have been feeling very alone and struggling to keep my anxiety down and my motivation up. I haven’t written much here about life in the pandemic. … Continue reading Are you hitting the wall during COVID-19?
Reflections on a one caregiver's journey on shifting parenting perspectives and changing expectations in supporting an individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
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.
Robin Burgamy a librarian, FASD advocate and co-founder of KAFASD, a regional support network for FASD recently had her paper Bright Futures: Creating College Opportunities/Programs for Students with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder published in Future Review: International Journal of Transition and College and Career Success.
Written By R.J. Formanek - FASD Educator, Speaker Red Shoes Rock and Flying With Broken Wings Living on the FASD spectrum is much akin to the difference between a standard and an automatic transmission in vehicles. They both do basically the same thing, but each has to be considered, understood and operated differently. Yet you … Continue reading FASD: Presumption of Competence
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
Using the Neurobehavioral Approach We return to another series of posts featuring the NB Approach for raising or supporting a person with FASD. You can find the first series of posts here: Day 12 of 99 Days to FASDay. Rather than posting individually over the last few days here on WordPress, I combined the posts into … Continue reading Days 75-80 of 99 Days to FASDay: Neurobehavioral Approach to FASD
Day 20 of 99 Days to 9/9 or FASDay is all about the relationship! This example is such a great one for me. I don't know how other parents, caregivers or support people will relate, but for myself, the crone and the maiden this one is one we need to remind ourselves about often. "Beeping … Continue reading Day 20 of 99 Days to FASDay: Encourage Relationship
Day 19 of 99 Days to FASDay and it's time to slow things down for people with FASD. One area you can really make a difference with those with FASD you support is stopping and waiting patiently for a response and action. Give your child or client time to process what you said and respond … Continue reading Day 19 of 99 Days to FASDay: Processing Speed