We’re looking for a caregiver from the Yukon to join our Family Advisory Committee!
NB government commits $800,000 to FASD Center of Excellence while NS remains silent
As speaker after speaker stepped up to the podium, I was awestruck by this void. Why, I kept wondering, is no one else addressing this issue?
CanFASD meets with Minister of Mental Health and Addictions
CanFASD had the pleasure of meeting with Dr. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health, as well as members of her staff and senior staff from the Public Health Agency of Canada. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the need for a National FASD Strategy.
Celebrating National Indigenous Peoples Day
National Indigenous Peoples Day is a day to celebrate and recognize the diverse cultures, heritage, and immense contributions of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit.
The Mental Health Commission of Canada continues to ignore individuals with FASD
New suicide fact sheets have just been released by the Mental Health Commission of Canada (MHCC) that focus on suicide prevention among groups who may be at increased risk. But a group of individuals at extraordinarily high risk of suicide is missing from the conversation: those with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).
New Webinar: Thinking About FASD Awareness Month!
Join us for our newest webinar this Friday June 17th at 1:00 pm Eastern time!
Founding CanFASD Board Member Retires
We are both proud and disappointed to announce the retirement of one of the founding members of our Board of Directors: Lisa Brownstone. Lisa is stepping down from the CanFASD Board after serving a full three terms with us.
Guest Blog: Leading neurological issue in children remains widely ignored in Atlantic Canada
So here’s a riddle.
I am a neurological disorder that affects more children than Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome combined. My impact on the brain can present as a wide variety of symptoms including delays in cognition, behavioural outbursts and inability to regulate emotion. I am seldom diagnosed, often leaving children with no answer to the question “Why am I different from all the other kids”? I hide in the shadows and can impact almost anyone. I have no cure, and if I occur in a family from Atlantic Canada, there is almost nowhere they can turn to for help.
What am I?
CanFASD Attends Canadian Paediatric Society Conference
Last week CanFASD staff went to the Canadian Paediatric Society Conference in Montreal. Our new initiative “Research on the Road” asked people how they interact with FASD in their practice and what they want to know about this disability. Here are some of their questions and our responses!
Recognizing FASD During National AccessAbility Week
By focusing on strengths and abilities, we can eliminate stigma, remove barriers, and provide inclusive atmospheres for all Canadians. Join CanFASD and the rest of Canada this week as we work towards an inclusive and accessible country for everyone.