Managing a budget can be a difficult task for anyone, it requires you look ahead and understand future expenses while also problem solving current expenses. For individuals living with FASD managing a budget can become a seemingly impossible task, not only does the reduce in impulse control become a big deficit but also the lack of consequence understanding, places many individuals in the red only days into getting their pay cheque.

This strategy is for older youth and adults who struggle to keep enough money for the rent to be paid, or spend their money the day they get it. The type of budget management that often works for an individual with FASD mimics that of “Shared Trusteeship,” meaning the individual is present and contributing to the budgeting, however decisions regarding money are always shared decisions.

Firstly, how to do this as a family:

Secondly, how to do this as the support worker:

Do it yourself