FASD Hope
157 - Bullied, Broken, Redeemed - A Conversation with Candice Dugger

157 - Bullied, Broken, Redeemed - A Conversation with Candice Dugger

October 4, 2022

FASD Hope is a podcast about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over twenty years of lived experience.

October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Episode 157 welcomes back Candice Dugger (Season 1, Episode 39, Feb. 25, 2021) to highlight her CRITICAL work in bullying awareness / prevention / education  through "Bullied, Broken,  Redeemed". Candice is a nationally-recognized anti-bullying expert, author, speaker and trainer. Candice and her team at Bullied, Broken, Redeemed specialize in equipping leaders, parents and youth on all aspects of Gen-Z Bullying. Candice also is the co-founder of "Reimagine Education Conference", which specializes in helping families transition to homeschool. Finally, Candice is the founder of Kids Business Academy, an organization that comes alongside parents to teach the essentials of entrepreneurship.

In this INFORMATIONAL and INSPIRATIONAL episode, Candice explores the following: Candice's family's journey with bullying / starting BBR, statistics, facts about bullying & kids / teens with neurodiversity, myths about bullying, how bullying is a cultural epidemic, key points about bullying, how BBR and her other initiatives support and help heal children / teens who have been through bullying and her words of hope and inspiration for listeners.

"Therefore comfort each other and edify one another, just as you also are doing."  - 1 Thessalonians 5:11

 

EPISODE RESOURCES -

Candice Dugger - https://candicedugger.com/index.html

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/cedugger/

Bullied, Broken and Redeemed Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/bulliedbrokenredeemed

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/candice-dugger-1a606952/

 

FASD Hope -

https://www.fasdhope.com/

natalie@fasdhope.com

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fasdhope/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fasdhope1

Twitter - https://twitter.com/fasdhope

LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalie-vecchione-17212160/

Racket - @fasdhope

Clubhouse - @natalievecc

Check out our  book “Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities” by Natalie Vecchione & Cindy LaJoy  BUY IT NOW!

 

156 - It’s Our Two Year Podversary! With  Guest Host Jennifer Wisdahl

156 - It’s Our Two Year Podversary! With Guest Host Jennifer Wisdahl

September 30, 2022

FASD Hope is a podcast about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over twenty years of lived experience.

FASD Hope Podcast is celebrating it's 2 year anniversary ( aka "Podversary")! FASD Hope launched on October 1, 2020. We are airing this milestone episode (a day early) on Friday, September 30th - International Podcasting Day. FASD Hope is thrilled to be active and embraced in both the FASD and Podcasting Communities!  Episode 156 is also a first for FASD Hope, in that our "Most Frequent Guest", Jennifer Wisdahl of FASD United is this episode's GUEST HOST.  Jennifer and Natalie have a heart to heart conversation with much warmth, hope and joy!

EPISODE RESOURCES -

FASD United - 

https://www.fasdunited.org

Jennifer Wisdahl of FASD United -

wisdahl@fasdunited.org

FASD Hope -

https://www.fasdhope.com/

natalie@fasdhope.com

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fasdhope/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fasdhope1

Twitter - https://twitter.com/fasdhope

LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalie-vecchione-17212160/

Racket - @fasdhope

Clubhouse - @natalievecc

Check out our  book “Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities” by Natalie Vecchione & Cindy LaJoy  BUY IT NOW!

155 - Oshays Brain Domain - An Update with Maryelen and Paula McPhail

155 - Oshays Brain Domain - An Update with Maryelen and Paula McPhail

September 27, 2022

FASD Hope is a podcast series about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over twenty years of lived experience. 

Episode 155 welcomes back the AMAZING mother / daughter team of Maryelen and Paula McPhail of Oshays Brain Domain (formerly Oshays FASD). Maryelen is a FASD parent advocate and Paula is an FASD Self-Advocate. Together, they are the leadership behind Oshays Brain Domain - a Social Enterprise based in Ayr, Scotland with a mission of supporting families / children with FASD. Since their previous episode (#66 - airdate July 13, 2021), Maryelen and Paula have wonderful updates about: their global expansion, supports, programs and FASD advocacy initiatives through Oshays Brain Domain! 

 

EPISODE RESOURCES - 

Oshays Brain Domain / FASD - https://www.oshaysfasd.org/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/oshaysbraindomain

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/oshays_fasd/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/OshaysFASD

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/maryelen-mcphail-fasd-969663165/

Email - info@oshays.org

Phone - +44 (0) 01292 261094  (Scotland)

The FASD Article that Paula wrote / shared -

https://metro.co.uk/2022/09/09/my-mums-pregnancy-drinking-caused-me-lasting-damage-17307228/

 

FASD Hope -

https://www.fasdhope.com/

natalie@fasdhope.com

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fasdhope/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fasdhope1

Twitter - https://twitter.com/fasdhope

LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalie-vecchione-17212160/

Racket - @fasdhope

Clubhouse - @natalievecc

Check out our  book “Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities” by Natalie Vecchione & Cindy LaJoy  BUY IT NOW!

154 - FASCETS Friday - FASD in Spouses with Suzanne Emery

154 - FASCETS Friday - FASD in Spouses with Suzanne Emery

September 23, 2022

FASD Hope is a podcast series about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over twenty years of lived experience.

September is FASD Awareness Month!  FASD Hope is thrilled to welcome back previous guest (Episodes 89, 112) and FASCETS Facilitator, Suzanne Emery for FASCETS Friday! Suzanne Emery has a Master in Leadership Nursing and she is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a Certified Facilitator of the FASCETS Neurobehavioral Model and she is a FASCETS Program Director.

Today's FASCETS Friday episode topic is "FASD in Spouses". Suzanne has experience working with couples where one of the spouses or partners has a Fetal Alcohol or Neurobehavioral Diagnosis. Given the prevalence of FASD and Other Brain Based Diagnoses, Suzanne shares how determining a suspected FASD or other Neurobehavioral Diagnosis is critical with couples who are encountering tension and unresolvable challenges in their relationships. 

Suzanne also discusses the following topics: exploring FASD/NB as the root if there are difficulties in a marriage / relationship, how to know if a spouse were on the FASD spectrum, why seeking a diagnosis (or ruling out an FASD) would be critical in a marriage / relationship, what to do if you suspect your spouse has an FASD, support or training that can help and stories of hope.

NOTE - If you are interested in learning more about an online support group for spouses of those adults with FASD, email Suzanne at suzemery28@gmail.com

EPISODE RESOURCES-

FASCETS - https://fascets.org/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/FASCETS

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fascets_inc/

Twitter -https://twitter.com/FASCETS2

To learn more about the online workshop opportunities given by FASCETS, click on the below link for more information or to register. 

https://fascets.org/workshops/

Note - If you decide to sign up for a FASCETS training, please let FASCETS know that you were referred by FASD Hope (as this helps in supporting FASD Hope as an organization).

 

FASD Hope -

https://www.fasdhope.com/

natalie@fasdhope.com

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fasdhope/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fasdhope1

Twitter - https://twitter.com/fasdhope

LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalie-vecchione-17212160/

Racket - @fasdhope

Clubhouse - @natalievecc

Check out our  book “Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities” by Natalie Vecchione & Cindy LaJoy  BUY IT NOW!

153 - Embrace Our Journey with Jeremy Elliott and William G.

153 - Embrace Our Journey with Jeremy Elliott and William G.

September 20, 2022

FASD Hope is a podcast series about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over twenty years of lived experience.

It's September- FASD Awareness Month! Episode 153 of FASD Hope jumps into the ring of AWESOME FASD Advocacy with Jeremy Elliott and William G. of "Embrace Our Journey".  Jeremy Elliott is a martial arts teacher, champion and owner of United Family Martial Arts in Niagara Falls, Ontario (Canada). He is also a Top 500 Pro Wrestler.  Jeremy created the "Embrace Our Journey" FASD Advocacy campaign with his teen godson, William G, an FASD self-advocate. Together, Jeremy and Will are champion FASD advocates!

In this MOTIVATIONAL episode, Jeremy and William discuss: the beginnings of "Embrace Our Journey", the MANY FASD Advocacy events they have for September and October, how martial arts and wrestling has made such a powerful impact (and support) in William's life, the benefits of finding a martial arts school that can be a good fit for students with FASD (or other brain based diagnoses) and their words of hope for listeners.

EPISODE RESOURCES -

United Family Martial Arts (Canada) - https://www.ufmaniagara.com/

Jeremy Elliott - ufmaniagarafalls1@gmail.com

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/UFMANiagara

https://www.facebook.com/JeremyNickVickersElliott

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/jeremyelliottnf/

 

FASD Hope -

https://www.fasdhope.com/

natalie@fasdhope.com

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fasdhope/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fasdhope1

Twitter - https://twitter.com/fasdhope

LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalie-vecchione-17212160/

Racket - @fasdhope

Clubhouse - @natalievecc

Check out our  book “Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities” by Natalie Vecchione & Cindy LaJoy  BUY IT NOW!

152 - FASD, 504’s and IEP’s - A Lesson with Shannon Iacobacci

152 - FASD, 504’s and IEP’s - A Lesson with Shannon Iacobacci

September 13, 2022

FASD Hope is a podcast about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with more than twenty years of lived experience.

Episode 152 welcomes back two-time guest, Shannon Iacobacci of "Embracing the Brain". Shannon is a mom of multiple children with varying developmental disabilities, including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). As an FASD specialist, Shannon helps families living with FASD. She also helps students with executive functioning struggles, attention, behaviors, memory, social & adaptive skills, and mental health needs. 

Shannon's in-depth experience includes being a FASD Specialist, FASD Public Speaker/Trainer for multiple organizations, school districts, Child and Family Services, foster family agencies, & universities, a Certified facilitator - FASCETS Neurobehavioral Model, 18 + years IEP experience.

In this RESOURCEFUL and HELPFUL episode, Shannon explores the following topics: her business / services through "Embracing the Brain", IEP / 504 basics, the differences in IEP's for students with FASD vs. other brain based diagnoses, top accommodations that are seen on 504s/IEPs of students with FASD, tips for parents / caregivers when going into 504 / IEP meetings and her words of hope and encouragement (especially for the new school year).

"Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit."

- Romans 15:13

 

Shannon's previous episodes on FASD Hope were -

Episode 5 -"FASD and Teens"

Episode 26 - Climbing Down Holiday Mountain"

 

EPISODE RESOURCES - 

Embracing the Brain website - www.EmbracingTheBrain.com 

Email - Shannon@EmbracingTheBrain.com 

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/shannon.iacobacci/

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/shannon-iacobacci-92982016a/ 

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/EmbracingTheBrain 

 

FASD Hope -

https://www.fasdhope.com/

natalie@fasdhope.com

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fasdhope/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fasdhope1

Twitter - https://twitter.com/fasdhope

LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalie-vecchione-17212160/

Racket - @fasdhope

Clubhouse - @natalievecc

Check out our  book “Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities” by Natalie Vecchione & Cindy LaJoy  BUY IT NOW!

 

 

 

151 - FASD at 50 - A Conversation with Dr. Kenneth Lyons Jones and Andrea Torzon

151 - FASD at 50 - A Conversation with Dr. Kenneth Lyons Jones and Andrea Torzon

September 9, 2022

FASD Hope is a podcast about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through he lens of parent advocates with over twenty years of lived experience. 

Episode 151 is airing on September 9th - International FASD Awareness Day titled "FASD at 50" with Dr. Kenneth Lyons Jones and Andrea "Andy" Torzon, LMFT of the University of California San Diego School of Medicine's Institute for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Discovery. This important episode highlights returning guest, Dr. Kenneth Lyons Jones, who is considered the leading expert in FASD and who was one of two doctors at the University of Washington, who first identified Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) in the United States in early 1973. Dr. Jones is joined by Andrea Torzon, LMFT, a family therapist who works with Dr. Jones at the UC San Diego's Institute for FASD Discovery.

As the 50 year anniversary of the first identification of FAS approaches, this special episode is titled "FASD at 50" and shares highlights from Dr. Jones' Keynote presentation "FASD at 50" from NOFASD Australia's "The FASD Forum '22 Virtual Conference". In addition to Dr. Jones' highlights from this important presentation, Andrea "Andy" Torzon shares her work and professional perspective of working with families at the UC San Diego Institute for FASD Discovery and through her nonprofit organization "Twinkle, Twinkle LIttle Farm".  Together, Dr. Jones and Andy discuss the following topics: the stigma that continues to surround FASD 50 years after the identification of FAS, the "4 Critical Issues" in understanding and moving forward in the FASD community, the importance of reframing wording and discussions to reduce stigma associated with FASD,  the importance of establishing FASD Centers of Excellence in each state and their words of hope and encouragement.

 

EPISODE RESOURCES -
Dr. Kenneth Lyons Jones -https://www.rchsd.org/doctors/kenneth-lyons-jones-md/
https://betterbeginnings.org/who-we-are/leadership/
https://betterbeginnings.org/who-we-are/leadership/dr-kenneth-lyons-jones-md/
https://medschool.ucsd.edu/som/pediatrics/Divisions/dysmorphology/about/Pages/Dysmorphology_Teratology_Division_Members.aspx
https://pediatrics.med.ubc.ca/2018/03/20/a-retrospective-look-at-43-years-of-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder-fasd-how-did-we-get-here-from-where-we-started/

https://www.facebook.com/UCSDcbb/
https://twitter.com/ucsdcbb
https://www.instagram.com/ucsdcbb/

Andrea "Andy" Torzon -

https://betterbeginnings.org/what-we-do/patient-care/fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder-clinic/programs/

Twinkle, Twinkle Little Farm Nonprofit -

LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrea-andy-torzon-576b2283/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/twinkletwinklelittlefarm

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/twinkletwinklelittlefarm/

YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNPSUMYBTDDObZvdXhZ_mdQ

 

FASD Hope -

https://www.fasdhope.com/

natalie@fasdhope.com

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fasdhope/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fasdhope1

Twitter - https://twitter.com/fasdhope

LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalie-vecchione-17212160/

Racket - @fasdhope

Clubhouse - @natalievecc

Check out our  book “Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities” by Natalie Vecchione & Cindy LaJoy  BUY IT NOW!

150 - Let’s Go! - Run FASD 2022 Virtual 5K Finale

150 - Let’s Go! - Run FASD 2022 Virtual 5K Finale

September 8, 2022

FASD Hope is a podcast about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over twenty years of lived experience.

FASD Hope is HONORED to be a part of TEAM RUN FASD 2022, which is Coach Rebecca Tillou, Jenn Wisdahl, Susan Elsworth and Natalie Vecchione. Episode 150 is “Let’s Go”,  an update, important information & the official launch for this 2nd Annual Virtual 5K for FASD! The Run FASD Virtual 5K will be held September 9th - 25th, 2022. It's not too late to register, registration is open until September 14th, 2022. Listen to this final update of Run FASD 2022 Virtual 5K and learn how you can participate, promote and support this 2nd Annual Virtual 5K for FASD!

EPISODE RESOURCES -
Run FASD Virtual 5K website -
https://runfasd.org/
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/runfasd/?hl=en
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/groups/runfasd
FASD United - https://fasdunited.org/

FASD HOPE RESOURCES -FASD Hope -
https://www.fasdhope.com/
natalie@fasdhope.com
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fasdhope/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fasdhope1
Twitter - https://twitter.com/fasdhope
LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalie-vecchione-17212160/
Racket - @fasdhope
Clubhouse - @natalievecc

Check out our  book “Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities” by Natalie Vecchione & Cindy LaJoy  BUY IT NOW!

149 - MASS FAS - A Conversation with Kristen Eriksen and Laura Bedard

149 - MASS FAS - A Conversation with Kristen Eriksen and Laura Bedard

September 6, 2022

FASD Hope is a podcast series about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over twenty years of lived experience.

September is FASD Awareness Month!  Episode 149 highlights Kristen Eriksen and Laura Bedard of MASS FAS, an FASD United Affiliate. Kristen and Laura are both moms of children with FASD and united in their advocacy in their leadership of MASS FAS. In this ENCOURAGING episode, Kristen and Laura share: how they became parent advocates (from their respective families' journeys), how MASS FAS has grown in the past year, what they have learned as FASD parent advocates, their advice for parents who want to take that leap into FASD parent advocacy, the many offerings of MASS FAS for Massachusetts (and beyond), their upcoming work for MASS FAS and their words of encouragement and hope.

 

EPISODE RESOURCES - 

MASS FAS website - https://www.massfas.org/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/massfetalalcoholsyndrome

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/massfas1/

Twitter - https://twitter.com/massfas1

 

FASD Hope -

https://www.fasdhope.com/

natalie@fasdhope.com

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fasdhope/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fasdhope1

Twitter - https://twitter.com/fasdhope

LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalie-vecchione-17212160/

Racket - @fasdhope

Clubhouse - @natalievecc

Check out our  book “Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities” by Natalie Vecchione & Cindy LaJoy  BUY IT NOW!

148 - All About FASD Special Edition - A Panel Discussion with Dr. Jerrod Brown

148 - All About FASD Special Edition - A Panel Discussion with Dr. Jerrod Brown

September 1, 2022

FASD Hope is a podcast about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over twenty years of lived experience.

It's September, which is FASD Awareness Month!  Episode 148 welcomes back Dr. Jerrod Brown to continue our series within the series “All About FASD Special Edition- A Panel Discussion". This month, Jerrod will be answering a variety of questions / subtopics within FASD. Jerrod Brown, Ph.D., M.A., M.S., M.S., M.S. is a professor, trainer, researcher and consultant with multiple years of experience teaching collegiate courses. Jerrod is also the founder and CEO of the American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS) and the Editor-in-Chief of Forensic Scholars Today (FST).

In this FASD RESOURCE AND INFORMATION PACKED episode, Jerrod answers questions from FASD podcasters around the world!

Our FASD Podcast Panelists include:
Kurt Lewis, Pregnancy and Alcohol, The Surprising Reality Podcast
Gilberto Spencer-Wired Differently - Rewire Your Brain Podcast
Robbie Seale, FASD Family Life Podcast
Sandra Flach - The Adoption and Foster Care Journey Podcast
Natalie Vecchione- FASD Hope Podcast

Episode 148 Resources -
Dr. Jerrod Brown - jerrod1234brown@live.com
American Institute for the Advancement of Forensic Studies (AIAFS) - https://aiafs.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/AIAFStraining
Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/aiafsassoc/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/AIAFS2011
LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/aiafs/?miniProfileUrn=urn%3Ali%3Afs_miniProfile%3AACoAABntPzUB2qCg_fmbOMKXQbRSlzI9pSfdRG4

 

FASD Hope -

https://www.fasdhope.com/

natalie@fasdhope.com

Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/fasdhope/

Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fasdhope1

Twitter - https://twitter.com/fasdhope

LinkedIn- https://www.linkedin.com/in/natalie-vecchione-17212160/

Racket - @fasdhope

Clubhouse - @natalievecc

Check out our  book “Blazing New Homeschool Trails: Educating and Launching Teens with Developmental Disabilities” by Natalie Vecchione & Cindy LaJoy  BUY IT NOW!

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