Building a Support Team

You have the diagnosis, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). You have attended some initial training sessions, and now the challenge of raising a child with FASD is starting to sink in. One thing you are beginning to realize is, that if you are going to make it as a primary caregiver(s), you can’t do it [...]

By | April 30, 2018|Caregiver support, Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Year. New Intentions…

Yes, it’s that time of year again. The one where everyone makes a new year’s resolution vowing to do better at [insert last year’s failed resolutions here]. You can’t escape the topic no matter what media platform one is into, TV, radio or online. In fact, I was watching a program recently that discussed new [...]

By | January 15, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Educating Educators About FASD

Another school year is underway and the reorganization of classes has taken place. Teachers have examined their revised class lists trying to identify potential challenges, hoping there won’t be too many. Parents are hoping their child will be able to cope, be happy, and accepted. The teacher and the parent both want the same thing: [...]

By | October 4, 2017|Education, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Transitioning Back to School

I remember when I was young thinking about getting back to school brought mixed emotions for me. I was not particularly good in school so the academic part was not something I was looking forward to but I was looking forward to shopping for new clothes, finding out who my new teacher was, who would [...]

By | August 23, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ontario FASD Strategy introduced in 2017 Budget

Preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and Supporting Those Affected by FASD Ontario is investing $26 million over four years to expand support for children, youth and families affected by FASD. To increase awareness of the disorder and how it can be prevented, Ontario is supporting six initiatives that will: Create one‐stop access to information/training [...]

By | April 28, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Highlights and Hope

Last weekend, I had the privilege of attending the two-day, 1st Annual Eastern Ontario FASD Symposium in Ottawa. The event’s special speaker was Kim Barthel, Occupational Therapist and international speaker on neurobiology and sensory processing. Kim shared amazing stories from her experiences and a wealth of information gleaned from her research as well as the research [...]

By | April 9, 2017|Caregiver support, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Preventing the Holiday Crazies

So ready or not, here come the holidays. People have started putting out their Christmas lights and decorations. Conversations have changed to include everyone’s plans for the holidays or what gifts to give. Christmas advertising has reached its peak and the malls seem to be busier even on weekdays during the day. I don’t know [...]

By | November 22, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments