Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is the leading cause of mental retardation, birth defects and developmental delays in the Western world (Abel & Sokel, 1987).
The sad reality is that many people living with an alcohol related disability are often misdiagnosed, mislabelled and misunderstood. Providing education and awareness regarding brain dysfunction and organic brain damage will increase the capacity of support services, community members and caregivers to better identify and support those living with an invisible disability.
Through the use of a logic model, front line staff and caregivers will learn that living and supporting someone with FASD can be manageable and even ‘as typical’ as any other kid.
In this full-day session, Jeff will lead you through the fundamentals of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The training is communicated in a deliberately ‘jargon-free’, down to earth style which will ensure that every attendee leaves knowing they can make positive changes in the way they understand, interpret and live/work with individuals affected by an FASD.
Topics covered include: understanding brain dysfunction, primary and secondary disabilities, a model for providing appropriate accommodations, sensory integration and the importance of early intervention.
Where: Chateau Louis Conference Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
When: September 24, 2015 9am – 4pm (registration opens at 8:30am)
Please send/deliver the registration fee (cash/cheque) no later than September 1, 2015 to: #2, 9137 Jasper Ave, Edmonton AB, T5H 3T2, Attention Lisa Rogozinsky (please make cheques payable to ‘Bissell Centre’).
For more information or to confirm registration please email the Network Coordinator, Lisa Rogozinsky, at: Lisa.Rogozinsky@cssalberta.ca