I am the adoptive parent of a now 19 years old boy who was diagnosed with FASD when he was 5 years old. We adopted him at 12 months old and were his 6th family. He had many delays and behavioural challenges in the early years and still to this day has attachment issues. I have spent manyContinue reading “My Story”
Parenting children, youth and adults affected by FASD is both rewarding and challenging. It’s safe to say it can be one of the most challenging experiences any parent can have. Dealing with systems that still don’t understand, appreciate and accommodate FASD as a brain based, neuro-developmental disability is frustrating, overwhelming, and annoying. We are twoContinue reading “September 2022”
Let’s remember to celebrate PRIDE not just this month, but every month. No matter who you are, you are wonderfully made, and deserve to be loved, appreciated, and happy!
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”