CanFASD: World Youth Skills Day- Guest Blog: Employment Project for Individuals with FASD

The United Nations International World Youth Skills Day is celebrated annually on July 15th.  The United Nations states, “Rising youth unemployment is one of the most significant

Policy Action Paper: Toward a Standard Definition of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Canada

Language is a powerful tool which has been used to celebrate people, but also alienate populations of people. Individuals with disabilities have been faced with

KnowFASD: Sexual Behaviours

HOW DOES FASD AFFECT THIS AREA? Individuals with prenatal alcohol exposure tend to show increased behaviour problems compared to their peers, including sexually inappropriate behaviours. These behaviours

Mental Health and FASD- Still Fighting for a Future: Exploring 15 Years of Progress on FASD in Canada

Fighting for a Future-2004 and Are we still fighting for a future-2019 The first ‘Fighting for a Future’ Symposium held in 2004 identified six areas

CanFASD Article Summary: The Implementation of the 2012 Mental Health Strategy for Canada Through the Lens of FASD

Background Approximately 94% of people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) experience mental health problems. Unfortunately, mental health disorders among individuals with FASD often go

KnowFASD: Sensory Difficulties

HOW DOES FASD AFFECT THIS AREA? Children with FASD may have problems processing sensory information. A child might be overly stimulated by their environment (hypersensitive) or

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