FASD IS NOT A PUNCHLINE

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”

Meet Another Parent Mentor

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”

Lived Experience Of One Of Our Parents

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”

A Poem Written By A Youth With FASD

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”

Meet Parent Mentor A

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”

Parents Helping Parents Meets Jeff Noble

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”