Jody is a parent to three beautiful children, all affected with FASD, ages 14, 16 and 18.
She began working as a caregiver mentor six years ago with Wood’s Homes and continues today mentoring and supporting caregivers to feel successful in caregiving those affected with FASD.
She is also a facilitator for the MAPS Partnership caregiver networking support group for caregivers supporting those affected with FASD.
The past two and a half years, she has been an active executive board member for the Calgary Fetal Alcohol Network.
Her hobbies include involvement in the local farm animal rescues and owner at Pig Tale Acres where pet pigs are trained as therapy animals.
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This week, Jeff talks to Tamra about pretty much EVERYTHING, including:
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Jeff and Maggie talk about about what it's like having FASD, how she manages the symptoms associated with the disability - specifically memory and impulse control (or sometimes the lack thereof).
Maggie also shares some amazing tips on everything from managing a meltdown to her insights on transitioning into adulthood.
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In the interview, Maggie talks about a whiteboard that she uses as a memory tool to help her with her jobs and daily tasks. Simple strategy - big results!
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Housing insecurity is a serious issue for most people with special needs, but finding appropriate and supportive housing for adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is even harder to come by. Never Fear! In this episode Jeff interviews someone who is doing something about it.
Meet Gigi Davidson. Gigi is the Founder of FASD Communities and she is going to share her story as an FASD Caregiver to a young man and how she started up a one-of-a-kind, long-term residential care home for individuals with FASD.
Watch out! In this episode Jeff interviews his first guest and he's not joking around! Meet Audrey McFarlane. Audrey is the Executive Director for The Canada FASD Network. If you have ever thought to yourself, "what the heck does CanFASD even really do?" then you are in for a treat.
Listen in as Jeff and Audrey get right down to business and find out what CANFASD is up to these days and how they are burning the midnight oil on all things FASD.
Plus -- they will talk about the new FASD definition and do some serious busting... MYTH BUSTING, that is!
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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Caregivers assemble!
FASD Author and Educator Jeff Noble is on a mission to create as many successful FASD Caregivers as possible.
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