This is a press report of the recent International Conference on FASD held in Tokyo. (You can translate to English using BING translator).
Thanks to Deb Evenson of Homer Alaska for letting us know !
Team FASSY pulling a 70,000 lb PLANE on Saturday September 22nd for the 2018 United Way Yukon Plane Pull Event at Air North, Yukon’s Airline!!! A big thank you to the Yukon chamber of mines for sponsoring our team – https://www.facebook.com/yukonminers/
and to the Out and About coordinators Julie and Kathleen for getting the team together !
A great event put on by the United Way Yukon
In Memory of Bill Stewart
FASSY, along with Bill’s family, have created a support fund for people living with FASD. This fund has been created in his memory to honor him and his desire to help others.
Bill supported many people throughout the Yukon in many ways and was willing to go the extra steps to do so. He also encouraged people to pass it forward when they were able.
The support fund called “Bill it forward“ will help individuals who wish to pursue a program or educational opportunity (academic, artistic or other); obtain job-related assistance (resume development, bus pass and/or other); or require emergency assistance (food, housing and/or other).
Inset picture by N. Bauberger
background photo by R. Plaskett
“At the end of the day, everyone is born with a unique set of abilities; but it is society that disables people preventing them from full inclusion and participation,” said Chief Commissioner Marie-Claude Landry. “We applaud this milestone, but we know that the fight for equality and inclusion for persons with disabilities is still very real.”
Policy and Communications Unit
Department of Justice, Government of Yukon