“It was a really big lesson. The learning I had that day was not about me learning about his disability, but it was my inability to see that he was competent,” Ms. Moore recalled in a recent interview. She has repeated that story to audiences of educators.
“The film was commissioned by the Charity FASD Awareness SE, to draw a greater awareness of the condition and its impact on individuals, families, care-givers and society in general.
The film includes Dr Raja Mukherjee, Consultant Psychiatrist and Honorary Senior Lecturer at St George’s, University of London, Consultant Paediatrician Dr Adesoji Abiona, and Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Gina Radford explaining the effects of alcohol on a foetus, and giving candid facts about the life of children with this lifelong disability. These films are a powerful tool to help FASD Awareness SE promote and educate the public worldwide of the possible effects drinking alcohol during pregnancy can cause to a developing foetus.”
TUESDAY TIPS: Dating & Sex
All persons are sexual beings and this doesn’t change just because someone has a FASD diagnosis. Individuals living with FASD have the right to express sexuality and affection and to all the information about sexuality he/she can understand. They will experience all the normal hormonal surges as any other developing young person, however, their social development and understanding may not match their biology. Therefore it is important that we, wheth...
Today, the Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, announced $1.1 million over three years to help support Indigenous children who have, or may have, FASD as well as their families. The National FASD Mentoring Project, led by the Saskatchewan Prevention Institute, will provide culturally and linguistically appropriate FASD information and awareness sessions to support Indigenous children and their families living off reserve across Canada.
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A study revealing significant levels of language difficulty among detainees at the Banksia Hill Detention Centre underscores the need for more support for young people trying to navigate the justice system, Telethon Kids Institute researchers say.