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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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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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Interview with Allan Mountford…Fetal Alcohol and School! Part 1

By Jeff Noble Did you have a fantastic summer? I hope And I also hope that the meltdowns were few and far between and that there were a lot of summer memories created. It is however the beginning of September and you know that means – BACK TO SCHOOL. I get a lot of e-mails from care givers telling me their frustrations about how

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Planning for someone with FASD means having Plan A to Z!!!!

By Jeff Noble It can literally happen in a blink of an eye. You had the day planned, you knew how you where to start and where to end and then BAM! Plans change and you didn’t even see it coming and now you’re stuck with no backup plan and that’s when ##$# can hit the fan. It’s bad enough when your child living

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My Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Mornings and It’s Treatment!!!

By Jeff Noble You start to get that feeling in your stomach. It’s almost time for your loved one living with FASD to get up and start their day. The uneasiness you’re feeling is probably because you’re not sure what kind of mood they are going to be in when the day starts. You say to yourself, ‘please be in a good mood’. Have

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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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