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FASD research and practice is evolving. With such a multifaceted disorder, communication is essential when trying to keep up with all of the information available. In order to foster the sharing of intervention knowledge, research, and information, the iNAT (creator of this blog) places communication as a key area of focus.  And we’re not the only ones!

There are many FASD related blogs out there. Whether they focus on prevention, educating people about FASD, personal reflection from caregivers, or the experiences of those living with FASD themselves, blogs are a great way to teach, share, learn, and connect with others who have similar interests.

Here are some of our favourite blogs:

Prevention: 

Girls, Women, Alcohol, and Pregnancy

Learning about FASD:

Edmonton Fetal Alcohol Network Blog

Provincial Outreach Program for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Blog

Lakeland Centre for FASD Blog

Be In The Know NJ

Silent Voices

Caregiver Blogs:

FASDFOREVER.COM (This blog also has some great FASD information on it. Check out the image to the left, made by the founder of the blog)

Urban Servant

Losing My Mind

A Square Peg, A Round Hole

fasdmom

Living with FASD:

Living with FASD

To our readers:

Do you know of a great blog that we missed? Leave a comment below and share with others!

School’s finally out- Now to find a way to keep the kids occupied… For a child with FASD, the social and cognitive demands of a regular summer camp might be overwhelming. Within Canada, there are two summer camps dedicated completely to FASD.

Lakeland FASD Summer Camp

With the goal of a positive experience and gaining social skills and daily living skills,  Lakeland Centre for FASD ‘s Summer Camp is available for children and adolescents age 7-17 with an FASD diagnosis. The camp is located at Camp Cooinda on Ethel Lake, 22 km from Cold Lake, Alberta.

Information Brochure
Application Form

Whitecrow Village Live In FASD Education (L.I.F.E) Sessions

L.I.F.E Sessions camp reinforces the concepts of structure, predictability/consistency, and respect through adapted activities for children with team leaders who have FASD themselves. These activities run concurrently with education sessions for adults. Children, families, and Whitecrow Village staff work and learn together to create a sense of community. All ages and family members welcome. Children under 19 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver or legal guardian. Sessions are held in multiple locations in BC, as well as one session in Atlantic Canada late in the summer.

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Register for a L.I.F.E Session

FASD Peterborough

 

 

 

 

 

FASD Peterbrough has a one week camp for kids with FASD

Other Camps for Kids with Special Needs

Although many kids with FASD are able to attend regular summer camps, many might need a modified camp experience. If this sounds like a child you know, and you don’t happen to live in an area where you can access the Lakeland Camp or Whitecrow Village, take a look at the links below. We’ve compiled a list of camps across Canada for kids with special needs  (and also a link to special needs camps in the United States).

Special needs camps in*:

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Ontario

Prince Edward Island

Quebec

Saskatchewan

United States Special Needs Camps

*Provinces and territories that are not listed did not yield any search results for special needs camps. If you know of a special needs camp we have missed, please post a comment and let us know so we can share.

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