Three Years and Thriving at FASDFOREVER.COM

Can you believe it? Three years old already! I sure can believe it! This past September 1, 2013 we celebrated our 3rd year at FASDFOREVER.COM and I could not be more motivated! Three years have felt like thirty in terms of growth and understanding of both me and the mysterious world of Fetal Alcohol. So, what have I learned about life and Fetal Alcohol

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Why I am changing Wednesday to Ventday!

It’s no secret  that raising someone living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder can be super frustrating. Caregivers not only have to deal with their loved ones with life long organic brain damage, they also have to deal with social service systems that often times have no idea about this devastating disability. It’s because of this that caregivers are exposed to more frustration, which if

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All I hear is blah,blah, blah!

By Ann Kagarise There are experts and there are experts. I don’t have a degree in genetics. I don’t have a PhD in anything. In fact, I don’t understand a lot of what goes on around me without an interpreter. What makes me an expert? My mom drank when she was pregnant with me. I might not understand the brain, but I am still

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Saying Good Bye to Fast Food and Hello to Smart Choices: Your Journey to Better Health as a Fetal Alcohol caregiver.

By Tara Soucie I can’t go. I don’t have time. Too much to do. He’s at it again. Argh! Sink is full of dishes. I am way too tired. Piles of laundry. Does this sound familiar? I bet it does. When Jeff and I were primary caregivers for an FASD teenager – life took a backseat. More particularly, our health and for me, my

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Top 10 FASD Blogs & Websites

TOP 10 FASD BLOGS & WEBSITES I would love to think that my website is the only information hub about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and the treatment of the disability, but that would be pretty darn ignorant and nothing further from the truth. I, like so many of you, searched the internet for hours and hours looking for information and answers about fetal alcohol

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What Can Testing People Living With Fetal Alcohol Tell Us?

What Can Testing Tell Us? By Linda Rosenbaum I was speaking yesterday to a mother whose child is in Grade 1 and is acting up in school. The kid can’t sit still and, in turn runs around the classroom.  He interrupts the teacher when she’s reading to the kids, he’s throwing stones in the playground, at both teachers and students.  He won’t follow directions,

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How to Avoid Silent Treatment and Sleeping on the Couch: My Journey in Becoming a Better Partner and FASD Foster Parent.

By Tara Soucie Community Mental Health Counselor. Jeff and I didn’t know that when we accepted the role of foster parents, that we were about to change our lives forever. We were at a crossroads in our careers – Jeff was looking at making a change and I just had completed my training as a social worker. Becoming foster parents seemed like a step

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