FASD – Community Partners Info Session Invitational Flyer for Oct 12 2017 (1)Presented by the
Fetal Alcohol Resource Program,
Citizen Advocacy Ottawa
What is the Fetal Alcohol Resource Program?
Throughout Ontario, there is no strong, comprehensive system of inter-related, complimentary services and supports for individuals and their families affected by FASD. The Fetal Alcohol Resource Program aims to change this through education, community leadership development and community navigation.
About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Many Canadians are living with FASD. Although FASD is present from birth, individuals are often not diagnosed until later in life when symptoms related to learning challenges and a range of social problems emerge.
We are offering a two-hour training session to build awareness for professionals, families and friends supporting people with FASD.
You will have the opportunity to learn the basics about what FASD is, how to recognize it, the prevalence in our society and some of the challenges individuals face when they are prenatally exposed to alcohol. We will also share strategies to create success and have a Q & A session.
Tanya Eichler: Tanya is an FASD Coordinator for the Fetal Alcohol Resource Program in Ottawa. In addition, Tanya has a private counseling practice where she focuses on individuals and families who have experienced trauma including prenatal exposure to drugs and alcohol. Prior to living in Ottawa, Tanya worked for B.C.’s ground-breaking FASD Keyworker program.
Nancy Lockwood: Nancy is Program Manager for Ottawa’s Fetal Alcohol Resource Program. Nancy has a background in education, with a specialty in supporting and advocating for individuals affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.
Both Tanya and Nancy are members of the FASD Coalition of Ottawa, and Nancy is a founding member of the FASD Enrichment Fund.
PLEASE JOIN US AS WE BEGIN TO BUILD A LOCAL COMMUNITY OF SUPPORT
FASD: Expanding the Supports for Success
Keynote Speakers include: Dr. Mary DeJoseph: FASD and the Family Jeff Noble– The Keys to FASD Success Dr. James Reynolds- Genes, Neuroimaging and Behaviour- Searching for Biomarkers of FASD
Ideal for: professionals, caregivers & individuals with lived experience
Myles Himmelreich is a well-known motivational speaker on FASD…
Part 1: Foster Care and School
What’s really going on?
Part 2: Leaving Home
Misunderstood by Justice
Navigating the world
How do you find purpose?
Part 3: Resiliency
How do you get there?
Part 4: The Process
FASD: a full body diagnosis
Personal growth; Strengths and limitations
*registration at 8:30 am
*breakfast and lunch provided
The conference will be of interest to professionals working in the field of Social Service delivery, Criminal Justice, Education, Policing, Adult Developmental Services, Children’s Mental Health, Child Welfare, and Parents & Caregivers of individuals with FASD.
Join Myles Himmelreich while he shares examples, stories and personal reflections to illustrate what works and what doesn’t work, when supporting an individual with FASD. This three hour workshop is designed for those who work with, support or provide care for individuals with FASD.
Brought to you by the Niagara FASD Coalition .
Please mail payment in advance to: The Niagara FASD Coalition c/o Family Counselling Centre
A neuro-behavioural, or brain-based, approach to addressing FASD will be introduced. This approach provides a practical structure for intervening in challenging behaviours and creating the conditions for their prevention. Over 1.5 days, we will move beyond describing behavioural symptoms to understanding the link between brain (dys)function and behavioural symptoms. This lens helps explain how many good techniques are a poor fit with the cognitive abilities of those affected by FASD. Case examples will, along with lecture, discussion and application of exercises be used to illustrate how, over time and across developmental stages, this approach has proven effective at home, in school and in the community.
*** BONUS *** Attendees of the Nov. 17 event are welcome to participate in an additional session with Diane Malbin (no charge). Date: Sunday, November 19, 2017 Time: 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM Location: 30 Isabella Street, 7th Fl.
Day 1: Saturday, November 18, 2017, 8:30am – 4:30pm Breakfast (8:30-9:30am) and lunch will be provided
Day 2: Sunday, November 19, 2017 9:30am – 1:30pm Light refreshments will be provided
Registration fee: Funded by Circle for Children Foundation & Children’s Aid Society of Toronto
This is a fully accessible location, including gender neutral washrooms. NOTE: this is the first in a series of 4 workshops occurring from November 2017 to May 2018 Only available for parents & caregivers of children, youth and adults affected by FASD
Presented by the Toronto FASD coordinating network
Free for Parents and caregivers of children, youth, and adults with FASD.
Registration fee is funded by the Circle for Children Foundation. Please register by December 4, 2017
9:30-10:30- Lived Experience Panel
10:30-12:30- Common Sensory Integration Challenges in Individuals with FASD, including a discussion on recommendations, equipment, and adaptive devices for addressing these sensory differences.
Presenter: Madiha Sultan Occupational Therapist, Adult Program, Surrey Place Centre, Toronto.
1:30-3:30- Sleep Challenges will focus on the function of sleep, what goes wrong when sleep is bad, and how sleep evaluation and treatment has drastically changed for patients with FASD, based upon recent research.
Presenter: Dr. Colin Shapiro Professor of Psychiatry and Ophthalmology at University of Toronto; Director, Youthdale Child and Adolescence Sleep Centre; Medical Director Sleep and Alertness Clinic, Bay Street, Toronto; Director International Sleep Clinic, Parry Sound.
3:30-4:30: Nutrition & Diet children with FASD have unique nutrition needs, but making positive changes to eating can be challenging. This presentation will summarize current evidence on nutrition needs and focus on practical methods to improve your child’s eating.
Presenter: Alyson Martinez, Registered Dietician, Senior Director, Clinical Services, Pediatric Clinic St. Michaels Hospital, & member of Boomerang Health Pediatric Clinic, Toronto.