KidsAbility Program Guides- FALL 2017
Ontario Government Provides Funding for Children, Youth and Families- 2017 BudgetApril 28, 2017
Ontario is investing $26 million over four years to expand support for children, youth and families affected by FASD. To increase awareness of the disorder and how it can be prevented, Ontario is supporting six initiatives that will:
- Create one-stop access to information/training resources;
- Provide funding for 56 FASD workers to support approximately 2,500 Ontarians with FASD;
- Support parent support networks;
- Increase access to FASD initiatives developed by Indigenous partners;
- Establish a consultation group to provide advice and feedback to inform implementation planning and prioritization of efforts; and
- Create a research fund and invest in knowledge mobilization.
These initiatives will help reduce the prevalence of the disorder, increase coordination of services, improve the quality of life for those with FASD, and enhance support for families and caregivers.
KidsAbility Program and Activity Guides - Spring and Summer 2017
Living with FASD- Finding Purpose: A Motivational Workshop with Myles Himmelreich- April 5thJanuary 24, 2017
Myles is a well-known motivational speaker on FASD, having presented nationally and internationally for many years sharing his experiences in living with FASD. In his work as a mentor to other youth and adults with FASD, Myles has helped them to understand and accept that we all share similar struggles and the desire to succeed. As well as working as a consultant, Myles has done a great deal of work with the media. Most recently, Myles was part of a ground-breaking study on the health and physical issues of adults with FASD. Myles' goal is to help others with FASD find their voice and to help society understand that we are greater when we are united and work together.
Letter to the Premier of Ontario Requesting Update on Provincial FASD StrategyJanuary 18, 2017
The Waterloo Region FASD Action Group has penned a letter to the Ontario Premier asking for an update on the promised Provincial FASD Strategy.
Waterloo Region's First Plan to Address FASDSeptember 9, 2016
The Waterloo Region FASD Action Group has developed a plan to address FASD.
Medic Alert Bracelet Identifies Those with FASDAugust 31, 2016