Lanark County support group for fetal alcohol spectrum disorder parents seeks housing solutions

A support group is offering hope for parents of children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

Rob More, a teacher and author who lives in Montague Township, has three adopted children, all of whom have FASD. He was on hand for the launch of the new tiny home, a project between Cornerstone Landing Youth Services and Algonquin College’s Perth campus on Wednesday, July 24.

“They’re highly functioning enough that they don’t need the dependent housing,” he said. “There are certainly things that they can do. But they can’t do everything … They can’t do independent housing either.”

More was handing out business cards promoting the Rural FASD (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Disorder) Support Network, which has 71 families and 441 members in eastern Ontario. (Read more…)