CanFASD Webinar Series – April 2020
Dr. Sterling Clarren FASD Research Award winner John Aspler presents ”It’s Ignorant Stereotypes”: Stakeholder Recommendations to Improve Canadian Discussions About FASD.
• Critique common media stereotypes associated with disability
• Review and interpret media coverage of FASD, alcohol, and pregnancy
• Explore the similar and differing experiences of people with FASD, caregivers, and professionals
• Consider recommendations for improving public discourse about FASD, alcohol, and pregnancy
John Aspler, BSc, PhD(c) Student, Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal, McGill University, Montreal, QC
I really enjoyed this webinar and agree with much of what was said. I am also always bothered though when the words ‘with the right supports’ are casually thrown into the conversation as was done in never the final sentence of the presentation. I have a 26 year old son with FASD.Getting the right supports for him has been a struggle all his life. Even now I have no idea how he will be able to live when I am no longer able to care for him. Hope is a wonderful thing and we all need it but to have hope people with FASD and there families need consistent help throughout their lifespans. Yes parents are great advocates but often there are no supports available it falls back on parents to do the best they can.