MAKING MEANINGFUL CONNECTIONS: CREATING THE BEST POSSIBLE CONDITIONS FOR BALANCE, SUPPORT & SELF-ADVOCACY
It’s what we do.
Because FASD is so misunderstood, we know that many adults have gone undiagnosed and untreated for most of their lives. It proves how resilient persons living with FASD are and calls us to action to respond in more meaningful ways.
In most ways, adults with FASD share the same basic needs and desires we all do:
To make a difference
To be cared about
To be heard and understood
To contribute to their communities
If these basic needs are not met, adults with FASD experience frustration, isolation, increased vulnerability, and failure. So too will their families and support persons. We believe that our communities are stronger when all citizens are well supported.
Our Resource Coordinator’s aim is to identify assessments & services within your community to meet your needs and to help you develop your self advocacy muscle (that means you will be able to tell people what you need and to make informed decisions). Support can include life and community living skills, assistance in developing strategies to be successful in the workplace or learning environment, or approaches to reduce secondary disabilities such as trouble with the law, addictions or mental health problems. For others, it may be support to fill out forms to access disability services or some advice on safe and healthy places for social connection, like The Circle Series:: Circle of Support & Arts.
Since every person we serve is different, we’ll have a conversation to determine your needs (what we call centralized intake). Then, we’ll connect you to the help you need from our collective of resource and service providers in the region.
Contact us today, to start the conversation.