66 - Oshay’s FASD - A Conversation with Maryelen and Paula McPhail

July 13, 2021

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


Episode 66 shines a light on an AMAZING. nonprofit organization in Scotland, Oshay's FASD, which is run by Maryelen and Paula McPhail. Oshay's FASD is a social enterprise based in Ayr with a mission of supporting families of / and children living with FASD. Maryelen is the mom of children with FASD with over 21 years of lived experience. Paula is a young adult living with an FASD and an AMAZING self-advocate. Together, Maryelen and Paula have developed Oshay's FASD to educate, support and train families / individuals / professionals wanting to learn more about FASD. Oshay's FASD runs workshops for teachers, social workers and carers, where they can learn to identify the symptoms of FASD, learn coping strategies and learn how to support children living with FASD. 


In this HEARTFELT and HOPE-FILLED episode, Maryelen and Paula discuss the following topics: their family's FASD journey, what motivated Maryelen and Paula to start Oshay's FASD, programs and services offered by Oshay's FASD, how people can support Oshay's FASD and words of hope for families and individuals with FASD.



Oshay's FASD -



Mobile - +44 (0) 7796 135659

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

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

Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/FasdOshay/

Clubhouse - @oshaysfasd


FASD Hope -



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

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

Twitter - https://www.twitter.com/fasdhope/

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

Clubhouse - @natalievecc


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