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FASD Facts: Mental Illness

I’ve heard there is a high rate of mental illness in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Given my twenty years experience raising grandchildren with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome in that city, I would add: there is also a high rate of contempt toward individuals with mental illness. 59 more words


FASD Fact: Service providers

It’s essential for service providers to understand FASD. Many times their knowledge and education centres around ADHD, but successful discipline strategies differ for each diagnosis. An FASD training program for professionals and parents is available in the Hamilton-Wentworth, Ontario, Canada, area. 57 more words



Did you know there is no cure for FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder)? When the fetus brain is damaged by alcohol during pregnancy, it cannot be reversed. 70 more words


Special Needs Families and the Affordable Care Act

The Federal Government’s role as a safety net for the vulnerable has been growing steadily since the passage of the New Deal in the wake of the Great Depression, when President Roosevelt introduced such novel concepts as Social Security. 716 more words


Supported Employment

The legislative session in Georgia is coming to a close. Support to fund additional Medicaid waivers was nominal. After learning that the House approved no funds for supported employment I was disheartened. 187 more words

Real Stories Real People

Meet Ben...

My name is Ben M.  I am 21 years old and I live in Waterloo with mom and dad.  I have three sisters and two nieces.  232 more words

Children with Disabilities Engage in Social Activities and Parents Get a Night Off

  New Jersey children and adults with a disability can take advantage of state-funded site- and community-based programs offering a wide array of social and recreational activities.   206 more words