A Million reasons you can have success with FAS(D)

In the arena of Fetal Alcohol there are tons of horror stories of people living with an FASD who have many unsuccessful school experiences. Based on a secondary disability study published by Dr. Anne Streissguth and adapted by Teresa Kellerman, it states “Disrupted School Experience (suspension or expulsion or drop out), was experienced by 43% of children of school age. By the time students

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Flying with Fetal Alcohol

47 years, that’s how long it took until R.J. Formanek officially received his diagnosis of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Things haven’t always been smooth for R.J. I can only imagine what it must have been like living with organic brain damage and not even knowing it. Despite all the struggles that go along with having a little known, invisible physical disability, R.J. is proof that

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Matthew Pakozdy and FASD

I first met Matt at a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder conference where Matthew and his mother Judy were talking about their experiences as both a caregiver and someone living with Fetal Alcohol. Their presentation was awesome – both humorous and candid. Audience members connected well with Matt and Judy. Matt and I have stayed in touch for the last several years and recently he

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Thumbs up for Success Stories

"If at first you don’t succeed, redefine success."


Living and caring for someone with an FASD can sometimes be considered unorthodox, challenging and even make you feel like you are losing your marbles.

But, for all those bite-your-tongue moments and sleepless nights, there are as many blessings, smooches, hugs and never-going-to-forget this memories!

Click here to see how other FASD families and caregivers are redefining success.

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Suspending someone with Fetal Alcohol from school is like suspending a blind person and telling them “When you come back from your suspension,..

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If we change the way we react to someone living with Fetal Alcohol and their behaviors/symptoms, they will change the way they react to ours…

379 likes, 11 comments2 days ago

When we get upset at someone living with Fetal Alcohol, (because we do) focus your anger on the brain damage, not the person affected by it…

161 likes, 7 comments4 days ago

SickKids Foundation

I just had to share a new commercial by Sick Kids hospital in Toronto. This is a very powerful message. I hope one day to see Fetal Alcohol included…

47 likes, 10 comments5 days ago

Some folks living with Fetal Alcohol have no idea what to do, when they don’t know what to do. “I’m bored” means I don’t know what to do next…

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