On January 15th, popular NBC sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live aired a skit that featured prenatal alcohol exposure as the punchline to the joke. The FASD community was understandably shaken to hear the news. As we know, FASD is the most prevalent developmental disability but remains largely underfunded, misunderstood, and misrepresented on the rareContinue reading “FASD IS NOT A PUNCHLINE”
As you can see, we’ve changed our website to make it easier for caregivers across Ontario who need support, to find us. We continue to help people by phone, seven days a week between 10 am and 10 pm. Answering questions, sharing lived experience and making sure those in the FASD community don’t feel isolated.Continue reading “Our New Flyer”
Later this week our website will have a new look! This is exciting times for our parent support community. We can’t wait to show you more about the support we offer with a whole new look. Stay tuned!
We met parent mentor A last week and now we have another one of our FASD parent community members to introduce! Meet our Tuesday, Thursday and Friday daytime parent community member. The photo of the moose above will make sense from her bio! 🙂 I’m an adoptive parent and foster parent to children, teens andContinue reading “Meet Another Parent Mentor”
Here at Parents Helping Parents Ontario FASD we have listened with horror as the situation continues to unfold with respect to unmarked graves of Indigenous children and youth. We stand in solidarity with the Indigenous community and seek to listen and learn how we can support them through this harrowing time.
When I first set out to adopt, I didn’t know too much about FASD. If I’m honest what I did know was rooted in a lot of things that today I know aren’t necessarily true. Back then so many of the struggles associated with FASD were seen as inevitable, whereas now while we know thereContinue reading “Lived Experience Of One Of Our Parents”
Here at Parents Helping Parents Ontario FASD, we understand that while FASD impacts many ares of life, that doesn’t mean those living with FASD don’t also have strengths, hopes and dreams. Today we feel honoured to share with you a poem written by a youth with FASD, a poignant reminder of the contribution people navigatingContinue reading “A Poem Written By A Youth With FASD”
Did you know we have 11 parent mentors and 2 co-ordinators who support the Parent 2 Parent Ontario FASD project? Each has lived experience as a parent or caregiver to a person with FASD. These mentors cover the phone line Monday through Sunday from 10 am to 10 pm and understand the situations families likeContinue reading “Meet Parent Mentor A”
Whew! What a week for our community. This week members of our steering committee met with FASD educator Jeff Noble to talk about advocating for system change, building support teams and the Parents Helping Parents Ontario FASD Network. That’s us! 🙂 If you want to listen and learn more about the work we do, clickContinue reading “Parents Helping Parents Meets Jeff Noble”
Welcome! It can feel like a big first step to reach out for support. This is something we at Parents Helping Parents really understand. While we aren’t a crisis line, we are parents and caregivers with lived experience who know how isolating and frustrating it can be. We also know the joys and moments whereContinue reading “We are so glad you are here!”