FASD Support Series
Information and conversation about the challenges you face
Exploration of local resources to meet these challenges and support needs
When are the next few meetings?
March 5, 2021
April 2, 2021
May 7, 2021
What have you talked about in past meetings
Glad you asked! Click open each date’s section to see.
January 8, 2021
- Peggy shared a number of resources. See our updated resources list here.
Managing either IRIS or Family Care – system is confusing and frustrating
Work-related challenges, employer relationships
Constant use of cell phone
Dealing with anger and frustration in older adults with FASD
Self-esteem, grandiosity – realistic expectations by and for an adult with FASD
Keeping up with the conversation with people my age
Finances – how to manage financial issues for someone with FASD
How to be on the same page when my concerns are not the concerns of the person with FASD
How to find healthy and engaging activities for someone with FASD
Use of pot for people with FASD – is it self-medicating?
How to get a diagnosis in Wisconsin for an adult with suspected FASD
Creation of a Support Group for Family Caregivers of Adults with FASD
- Meets virtually the third Friday of the month from 1:30 – 3:00 CT
- Potential future topics include jobs, friendships, communication, goal-setting and motivation, realistic expectations, financial, family dynamics & relationships, future planning, safe living situations, legal supports, care mechanisms like guardianship/POA for healthcare/trusts
December 4, 2020
- Explored a chart for identifying the brain basis for behaviors and how we can change our responses. Discussed the importance of acknowledging and understanding the emotions of the person with an FASD in this process
- Other discussion topics covered:
- Developing skills to better understand and express emotions
- improving employer/employee relationships
- holding a job;
- trauma-informed therapy/yoga
- learning programs to help with memory and retention – suggestion included making learning fun; identifying interests and facilitating learning through them; movement oriented learning like swinging, horseback riding
- Looking for young adult groups for people with FASD to connect and share resources and experiences
- How to hold a job? How to be more (or less) transparent with employer about disability? How to voice needs with employers? Self advocacy?
- How to improve learning skills in young children with an FASD?
- How to acknowledge and listen to the emotions of a person with FASD as we work on behaviors with them?