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January 20th 2015:Success in Advocacy by FASD Family Caregivers

Tim Windle is the biological father of 2 daughters. The youngest, 28, is affected by FASD. He and his wife of 20 years, Barb, have experienced the many challenges in raising an FASD-affected daughter. David Gerry, BSc Biology and Psychology, http://LivingWithFASD.com, began his intensive “home-study” applied learning in FASD on becoming a foster parent to two children with FASD. They share experiences of family caregiving for FASD. They highlight the most challenging challenges for family members living with FASD and for their family caregivers. They discuss treatment programs needed to help o

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Tim Windle

Tim Windle lives in Langley, British Columbia. He’s the biological father of 2 daughters, of which the youngest, 28, is affected by FASD. He and his wife of 20 years, Barb, have experienced the many challenges, such as obstacles and lack of support for raising an FASD-affected daughter. In dealing with a system that does not have the understanding required to adequately support his daughter and others like her, he’s become an outspoken and strong advocate for her. To fill the gap in services, he partnered with Jessica Hutton Rantala to create a proposal to the Government of British Columbia for a new system. After months of negotiations, the proposal was accepted and supported by 4 differe
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David Gerry

David Gerry, BSc Biology and Psychology, began his intensive “home-study” applied learning in the field of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) as a direct result of becoming a foster parent to two children with FASD. In 2000, he co-founded a charity, The FASD Community Circle – Victoria, to develop programs and services for those with FASD. The Circle set up the first children’s multidisciplinary FASD clinic on Vancouver Island, Canada. The Circle also set up the first multidisciplinary FASD clinic for at-risk women. He co-chairs the advisory committee of Herway Home, a comprehensive support program for pregnant and early parenting women who struggle with substance use. He co-founded th
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