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.
The FASD Learning Series helps individuals, caregivers, front-line workers and professionals learn more about FASD, and how to support persons with FASD. The educational sessions cover a broad range of topics. Though targeted to residents of Alberta, Canada, much of the content in this series applies to people outside Canada.
Register now for the January 24, 2018, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Webcast “Housing and FASD – A Panel Discussion”.
There are many issues related to finding housing for persons with FASD. In this webinar, the panel will share their experiences in dealing with some of these issues, which include:
– Housing shortages and prohibitive costs
– The effect of concurrent health issues
– How misconceptions and misunderstandings about FASD can affect housing
This webcast will be of interest to persons directly affected by FASD, landlords, residential building managers and anyone else supporting persons with FASD.
Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. MST
Speakers: Dr. Anne Hughson, Kaylee Ramage and Meaghan Bell (more panelists to be added, check back for updates)
Register Here : http://csslearningseries.ca/housing-and-fasd-registration/
Format: Moderated panel discussion
Cost: FREE! Please share with your networks
Q&A: You can pose questions to the speakers through the live chat functionality. Remember, the live webcasts are interactive and we encourage you to participate in the question and answer portions by typing questions for speakers in the chat window, which is located below the main video panel on the webcast page.
Previous webcasts are available on the CSS Learning Series Website.
FASD workshop-open training 2018 MRFor community members, social services and mental health professionals.
At the end of this workshop, participants will:
· Have a good understanding of FASD
· Be current with the latest research
· Identify red flags to recognize a person with FASD
· Be knowledgeable of best practices to support individuals with FASD
· Recognize the complex relationship between FASD, mental health, attachment and trauma
· Have knowledge to implement strategies to support individuals with FASD through their lifespan
Les inscriptions sont lancées | Registrations are open!
Soyez à l’affût des dernières recherches et des meilleures pratiques portant sur le Trouble du spectre de l’alcoolisation fœtale TSAF!
À l’horaire :
- Le Trouble du spectre de l’alcoolisation fœtal (TSAF) : Dernières recherches et meilleures pratiques
- Le TSAF, le langage et les discours stigmatisants
- Le TSAF, la sexualité et les relations saine
- Panel de conférenciers et invités
Visitez notre site internet pour plus d’informations et pour vous inscrire: https://tsaf2018.wixsite.com/
Come and learn the latest research and the Best Practices on FASD, in French.
On the schedule:
· FASD, Latest research and Best Practices
· FASD Stigmatizing language
· FASD, Sexuality and Healthy Relationships
· Panel with presenters and invited guests.
Visit our website for more information and to register: https://tsaf2018.wixsite.com/