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”
Category Archives: In Solidarity
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”
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”
Support For Our Indigenous Community
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.