FASD Hope is a podcast about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), through the lens of parent advocates with over eighteen years of lived experience.
Aubrey and Nelson Page are a married couple who are active military personnel, entrepreneurs, advocates and foster / adoptive parents. Aubrey is an FASD educator, disability advocate and a parent mentor. Together, Aubrey and Nelson founded "The Change Starts Here Collaborative". The CSH Collab helps families and professionals working with individuals with brain-based disabilities to feel confident and supported by providing a library of resources and a sense of community so that they are empowered in supporting these individuals and advocating for their own needs.
Aubrey and Nelson share their Five Top Things they want you to know about Foster Care:
1. The primary goal of foster care is reunification and helping the biological family through accommodations and supports. The main goal is PARENTING and supporting, not adoption.
2. It is vital for foster care parents to participate in therapy, to address their own trauma issues.
3. Listen to the stories of former foster youth, their feedback is valuable.