Looking After Each Other Virtual Gathering October. 21st Draw Winners!

Congratulations to the following Virtual Gathering attendees who will all receive a $50 Mastercard gift card for joining us for our second virtual Gathering: Kristy Magnuson, Gordon Funk, Diane Thiessen, Sharon McGuire, Cintia Damasceno, Les Sabiston, Mel Anonuevo, Cari-Ann Nickels, Emma Rafferty. Congratulations to all of you!

Thank you to everyone who joined us for our Virtual Gathering sessions! Recordings of the series are located on the Looking After Each Other page at https://www.fasdcoalition.ca/looking-after-each-other-project/

10 Things Your Child with FASD wants You to Know

The FASD Family Support, Education and Counselling program at New Directions in partnership with the Attachment Network of Manitoba have developed the following 10 Things Your Child with FASD want you to know resource. It is so important that the voice of our children is heard and that we are listening.

TAKE A LOOK HERE at the full pamphlet.

Are you a parent of a child or youth with a disability?

The Manitoba Advocate, Daphne Penrose, is inviting parents and guardians of children and youth with disabilities to participate in a new survey. Responses will be collected online until November 8 and will be used to inform policy recommendations made to government in the year ahead.  Since her mandate legally expanded to disability services in 2018, Penrose has heard several stories from families who are unsatisfied with both the quantity and quality of disability services available in Manitoba.

“For many children with disabilities, their parents and caregivers are their most active and vocal advocates and many have tried relentlessly and with much creativity to pull in services that will meet their child’s needs,” Penrose said. “I’m inviting all parents and caregivers to share their stories with me about what is working well and what must be changed so we can see systems improve and all children supported and flourishing.”

Our website also has additional information about the survey and our upcoming report:  https://manitobaadvocate.ca/manitoba-advocate-launches-survey-for-parents-and-caregivers-of-children-and-youth-with-disabilities/#more-35340

Please feel free to share this information widely. I’ve attached a poster to this email that can be shared with parents via email and on your social media accounts. Please do not hesitate to contact us with questions and follow us on social media for updates:

Twitter: @MB_Advocate

Instagram: @manitobaadvocate

Facebook: facebook.com/ManitobaAdvocate

YouTube: youtube.com/ManitobaAdvocate

Take a Look!

The FASD Network of Saskatchewan is offering a safe group for queer or questioning youth and allies with FASD to meet new friends and have fun while discussing topics such as safer sex, gender identities, healthy relationships, sexuality and more!​

Join them as they celebrate inclusivity and diversity in a safe and accepting environment! Every month on the Fourth Tuesday
        Oct 27, 2020 05:00 PM
        Nov 24, 2020 05:00 PM
        Dec 22, 2020 05:00 PM
        Jan 26, 2021 05:00 PM
        Feb 23, 2021 05:00 PM

Simply use the Zoom Meeting link below!
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/87157346501

Looking After Each Other Vitual Gathering Sept. 30th Draw Winners

Congratulations to the following Virtual Gathering attendees who will all receive a $50 Mastercard gift card for joining us for our first virtual Gathering: Cindy Buher, Devra Buher, Jennifer Burns, Nelson James, Robert Jeffrey, Stefanie Narvey, Cari-Ann Nickels, Sherisse Picklyk Dear, Emma Rafferty. Congratulations to all of you!

Join us for our second virtual Gathering this Wednesday, October 21st from 1 – 3 p.m. Please see the events page of our website for registration information.