Alcohol and Pregnancy:  What’s the Risk?

Thank you Toronto Public Health

Pregnancy to Parenting

September is FASD Awareness month.  As a member of the Toronto FASD Network, we are joining the Red Shoes Rock campaign to raise awareness about this preventable disease. To recognize this important initiative, the Toronto sign will be lit up in red on September 9th, and we’re asking you to help us spread the word by wearing your red shoes throughout the month of September to bring attention to the impact FASD has on individuals and families.

What is FASD & what does it mean for baby?

  • Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder(FASD) is a lifelong disability that has no cure.  FASD is a term used to describe the range of lifelong physical, mental, behavioural and learning disabilities that can occur only in individuals whose birth mother drank alcohol during pregnancy.
  • FASD is totally preventable.  The safest choice in pregnancy is no alcohol at all.  In fact, it’s never too…

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Dear Teacher…I have FASD

Anne helps teachers understand #FASD from the inside out. Way to go!

LIVING with FASD...and Autism

Dear Teacher,
I have FASD. I have a hard time hearing everything you say. I try, but sometimes I just don’t understand. It’s hard for me to understand the directions you say. Lot’s of times I forget as soon as you say what I’m supposed to do. I look at others, not cuz I want to cheat, but cuz I want to know what I’m supposed to do next. I know it seems like I’m not paying attention, but I just don’t understand.

I’m not lazy. It seems like I dont want to do my work, but I do. I’m just not sure how to do it. If you tell me exactly what I’m supposed to do a couple of times, I might understand better. You might have to explain it to me with no one else around.

My senses are really sensitive. Sometimes I need breaks from the classroom…

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