Looking for adults with FASD to share about their strengths and successes!

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There is not a lot of research on strengths and success in people with FASD. Strengths-based research is important for creating a more balanced, hopeful, and optimistic understanding about FASD. This can ultimately increase wellbeing for people with FASD and their families.

We want to hear from adults with FASD about their strengths and successes. We’re doing a study to learn about how adults with FASD see themselves, what they’re good at, and how they feel about their lives. We are looking for people with FASD who are 18 years or older, in Canada and worldwide.

What are we asking you to do?

There are three different ways to be a part of this study. You can pick how you want to share with us:

  1. You can answer survey questions about your thoughts and feelings
  2. You can share artwork or pictures that are important to you. You can use any kind of art you want, then take a picture of it and send us the picture. We’ll also ask you to tell us what it means to you, using your own words.
  3. You can even do both things!

If you have FASD and are 18 years or older, please consider doing our study! It will take about an hour of your time. If you or someone you know are interested in completing the survey, follow this link.

If you don’t have internet but still want to do the study, you can contact Katy Flannigan at katy.flannigan@canfasd.ca. Someone from the research team will ask you the questions over the phone.

Why is this important?

Strengths-based research is needed to balance the story of FASD. Research on strengths and successes can help to promote a sense of agency, wellbeing, and resilience, and support individuals with FASD and their families to thrive. By being in this study, you will help others learn more about FASD and how to provide better support for people with FASD. You will also be helping to decrease the stigma of FASD.

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