Summer Camps for Kids with FASD

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Although camps are an excellent place for belonging, some children require their unique needs to be met for them to have a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Children with FASD make up a group of children who may miss out on these experience because of these needs. Fortunately, within Canada there are a number of summer camps that have been specifically designed for children with FASD, which aim to create a positive summer camp experience for all.

Embraced: The Quest to Make a Film

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Embraced logo: the truth about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

When our son was twelve, he exploded with a vengeance. Without warning, amidst a crowded outdoor concession stand, he power-kicked a soccer ball directly into his sister’s head. So I loaded him into a van for a road trip to explore, “why the anger?” Every few seconds he said something chilling, then contradicted it in the next sentence. I remained … Read More

Understanding FASD and sexual behaviour

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Without proper support, individuals with FASD can face a variety of difficulties. According to some caregivers, one especially concerning challenge relates to sexual behaviour. There is preliminary research to support these reports, suggesting that some individuals with FASD are at a higher risk of being involved in, and being the victim of, problematic sexual behaviour.

FASSY celebrates 25 years of service

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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic there was no public event but FASSY celebrated internally with balloons and cupcakes. “We are celebrating quietly but we are extremely proud of our accomplishments,” says Wenda Bradley, Executive Director.

Decolonising Justice for Aboriginal Youth with FASD

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Get a 20% discount on this new book about FASD, Aboriginal youth, and the criminal justice system. “The over-representation of Indigenous youth with FASD in the justice systems in settler states is about intersecting forms of oppression that are founded in, and sustained by, settler colonialism.” Our amazing Research Lead, Dr. Dorothy Badry, is one of the authors of new … Read More

Article Summary #6: Employment Success in Adults with FASD

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This Article Summary is part of our new CanFASD Connect Top Articles Summary Series. Over the next several months, we will be bringing you summaries of all the recent research papers from our list of the Top FASD Articles of 2019. This is an overview of a recent research paper called Understanding employment success in adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Background Successful … Read More