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Fetal Alcohol: You’ve got to fight… for your rights!

Human rights, especially caregivers rights, was not something that I paid so much attention to – to be honest… but after my conversation with Dr. Gordon Atherley, host of Family Caregivers Unite!, I believe it’s incumbent upon me to learn more and do more in this area. I’m a newbie when it comes to human rights but Dr. G sure isn’t. Not only does

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From Statistic to Success: My interview with Matt Sinclair

Meet Matt. Matt is an FASD worker in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario – he is also living on the spectrum of FASD. In this Candid Convo, Matt talks about his rollercoaster past and how he went from being on the streets, to being married and to now helping other families navigate the choppy waters that is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. The goal of these

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Emily Travis: Thriving with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Emily Travis is a speaker, advocate, counselor and not to mention Miss Metropolis. Emily has a busier work load than most people I know but what makes her different, what makes her extraordinary, is that she is doing all of this while living on the spectrum of Fetal Alcohol (FASD). My goal for this interview is to find out what kind of strategies she

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Independence vs. Interdependence

Independence vs. Interdependence It’s not exactly what your mother taught you I remember when I was just a young boy being told that someday I would go out on my own. I would have to take care of myself and eventually I would have my own family.  This is a regular dialogue that most youth will hear from their parents or caregivers, but what

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