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You’re not alone’: New program helps foster kids with FASD prepare for life on their own – CBC

by ahnationtalk on July 16, 201948 Views

‘They just need the support from those of us who don’t have a disability so they can shine’

Jul 16, 2019

Jordan’s heart pounds as his feet hit the treadmill at a gym in downtown Yellowknife. Rap music rings from his ear buds.

Korry Garvey stands beside him guiding Jordan through a new workout routine. They’ve paired up as part of a new pilot project that helps support young people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) who are aging out of the child welfare system. It pairs youth with a navigator, like Garvey, to learn life skills and build support networks.

“I turned 19, that’s when the adult life comes in,” said Jordan recounting his birthday in April, the day he left foster care. He still lives with his former foster family but he’s looking for more independence.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/nwt-foster-care-fasd-1.5205135

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