Diary of a carer

Hi I am a carer for a young man with FASD. The weekly youth group he attends provides an opportunity for him to be sociable, meet other young adults who have additional needs and engage in activities suitable to their ages. He has been attending for a while and this has built his confidence. For some, it may seem that someone who 'appears' to have mild learning difficulties could attend a group alone, but the group would have been very different for him without a carer, in many ways. Having FASD can mean that these social interactions are awkward and unnerving. They may find eye contact hard and knowing how to even approach someone. I find that as a carer, it would be easy to show him how to

Support group success

November's Support group was a huge success, featuring a FASD birth mother training talk from Pip Williams. All our support group sessions are free to attend and feature different subjects each month. The sessions are a great way to learn more about the different aspects of FASD, as well as providing a chance to meet other people with or around those affected by FASD, in a friendly, relaxed environment. We look forward to you joining us for the December Support Group.

Thought of the week

Co-founder Sharon Jackson shares her FASD thought of the week: "How many people living on the street have FASD?"

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