FASD Connection Peel Support Group Meeting

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: Thursday, March 4, 2021 - from 7:30pm to 9pm
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FASD Connection Peel Support Group Meeting with Brenda Knight.

The cost is free, however, registration through Meera Sidhu at msidhu@erinoakkids.ca is required (please include your email and phone number).

Eligibility: Must be a parent or caregiver residing in the Region of Peel (Mississauga, Brampton or Caledon).

**NOTE: This is not open to service providers, frontline workers or teachers.

Do you have a sister of brother with FASD? Join – talking about the sibling experience!

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: March 6, 2021 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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This is the second part of a two-part workshop providing an opportunity for siblings to talk about their experiences growing up with sister(s)/brother(s) affected by FASD.

  • Talk with other people about what it is like growing up with a sister or brother with FASD
  • 3 young adults with siblings with FASD will share their stories
  • Dr. Jan Hatanaka will talk about ways to deal with what siblings experience
  • All conversations will be held in confidence

This workshop is intended only for siblings without FASD. The age recommendation is 12 and older.

Please register by Friday, February 19, 2021 by emailing hutchings.richards@sympatico.ca.

FASD Virtual Caregiver Retreat – Session 4: Family Wellness – Keeping Everyone Safe

Language: English and French
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: March 8 and 9, 2021 - 6:30-8:00 pm
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Presenter: Pascal Gagné – English & French

In this session we will be exploring a variety of ways to help us all live our best life, to find community helpers if needed, with a special focus on ways to mitigate risk and keep all family members as safe as they can be.

Free virtual workshop
Registration is required

Supporting Your Child with FASD – Western region

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: March 9, 2021, 10:00AM – 12:30 PM
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FASD workers Eric Marier, Sherry Ball and Julie Welch will present information about the ten brain domains that may be affected by FASD.

During breakout sessions, caregivers will discuss scenarios based on common challenges, examine how these challenges relate to the ten brain domains and learn positive responses to these challenges. The discussion will also explain how to identify symptoms of FASD, provide recommendations for support and help families see the benefits of focusing on their child’s strengths.

This event is will feature content relevant to residents of Western Ontario, including Chatham-Kent, Huron Perth/London Middlesex/Elgin, Oxford, Brant, Hamilton, St. Catherines, Haldimand-Norfolk, Grey Bruce, and Windsor Essex.

Ontario Social Group for Adults with FASD or suspected FASD

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 6:30 -7:30 p.m.
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Join us to meet others with FASD throughout the province. You will see some old friends and make new friends. During these sessions, we will talk about what matters to you. We will share information and learn something new, all from the comfort of your home. Participate in the discussions at your comfort level, everyone is welcome!

When: Wednesday, March 10, 2021 at 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Pre-Registration is required:  https://bit.ly/3rcubVI

For More Information:  613-761-9252 Ext. 234 or fasd@able2.org

 

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) From a Diagnosis to an Understanding

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Please contact msidhu@erinoakkids.ca
When: March 11, 2021 - 1:30-4:30 pm, Q&A from 4:30-5:30 pm
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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder services at ErinoakKids Centre for Treatment and Development provides parents and caregivers with consultations regarding children who have confirmed or suspected FASD.

Sign up for a workshop to have:

  • Have access to the Region of Peel’s FASD worker
  • Gain an understanding of the FASD brain and challenges associated with it
  • Learn about what causes FASD and how prevalent it is in our population

Who should attend?

  • Parents, caregivers, or guardians of youth with confirmed or suspected FASD
  • Social workers, community case workers, community agencies
  • Teachers, educators, managers

Workshop dates and locations

Registration for Professionals: contact Meera Sidhu at msidhu@erinoakkids.ca
Registration for Parents/Caregivers: please call 905-855-2690 and press 3

Supporting Your Child with FASD – Toronto

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: March 11, 2021, 10:00AM – 12:30 PM
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FASD workers Eric Marier and Meagan Blunt will present information about the ten brain domains that may be affected by FASD.

During breakout sessions, caregivers will discuss scenarios based on common challenges, examine how these challenges relate to the ten brain domains and learn positive responses to these challenges. The discussion will also explain how to identify symptoms of FASD, provide recommendations for support and help families see the benefits of focusing on their child’s strengths.

This event will feature content relevant to residents of Toronto.

(in French) Soutenir votre enfant atteint de TSAF – Un atelier pour les familles

Language: French
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: March 18, 2021, 10:00AM – 12:30 PM
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Atelier en français: Partout en Ontario – Session menée en français accessible à tous.

Eric Marier présentera des informations sur les 10 domaines cérébraux susceptibles d’être affectés par TSAF.

La session promet d’être interactive avec des séances en petits groupes pour que les familles travaillent à travers des scénarios autour de défis communs pour qu’elles voient comment ces défis sont liés aux 10 domaines du cerveau et comment ils peuvent, en tant que soignants, répondre à ces défis. La discussion permettra également de comprendre comment identifier les symptômes de TSAF, fournir des recommandations de soutien et aider les familles à voir les avantages de se concentrer sur les forces de leur enfant.

Supporting Your Child with FASD – Central region

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: March 23, 2021, 10:00AM – 12:30 PM
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FASD workers Eric Marier, Tara Leskey, Meera Sidhu and Ginny Fazari will present information about the ten brain domains that may be affected by FASD.

During breakout sessions, caregivers will discuss scenarios based on common challenges, examine how these challenges relate to the ten brain domains and learn positive responses to these challenges. The discussion will also explain how to identify symptoms of FASD, provide recommendations for support and help families see the benefits of focusing on their child’s strengths.

This event will feature content relevant to residents of Central Ontario, including Simcoe, York, Dufferin, Wellington, Peel, Halton and Waterloo.

6-week Live Online Mindfulness Program for Kids

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: From Wednesday February 17th to Wednesday March 24th, 2021, 5:00-­6:00 PM EST
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6-Week Live Online Mindfulness Program for Youth

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: From Wednesday February 17th to Wednesday March 24th, 2021, 7:00-­8:00 PM EST
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Supporting Your Child with FASD – Eastern region

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: March 25, 2021, 10:00AM – 12:30 PM
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FASD workers Eric Marier, Dawn Miller and Victoria Gillan will present information about the ten brain domains that may be affected by FASD.

During breakout sessions, caregivers will discuss scenarios based on common challenges, examine how these challenges relate to the ten brain domains and learn positive responses to these challenges. The discussion will also explain how to identify symptoms of FASD, provide recommendations for support and help families see the benefits of focusing on their child’s strengths.

This event will feature content relevant to residents of Eastern Ontario, including Ottawa/Prescott-Russell/Stormont, Dundas, Glengarry, Renfrew, Haliburton, Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough, Kingston, Frontenac, Lennox, Addington, Hastings, Prince Edward and Northumberland.

Supporting Your Child with FASD – Indigenous community

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: March 25, 2021, 1:00 – 3:30 PM
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This session is suited for caregivers who identify as Indigenous anywhere in the province.

FASD workers Eric Marier, Randy White/ Kebeyaawsung, Chrysta Wood, Kim Stewart, Cereena Rows and Liane Guenette will present information about the ten brain domains that may be affected by FASD.

During breakout sessions, caregivers will discuss scenarios based on common challenges, examine how these challenges relate to the ten brain domains and learn positive responses to these challenges. The discussion will also explain how to identify symptoms of FASD, provide recommendations for support and help families see the benefits of focusing on their child’s strengths.

This event will feature content relevant to the broader indigenous community of Ontario.

Supporting Your Child with FASD – Northern region

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: March 30, 2021, 10:00AM – 12:30 PM
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FASD workers Eric Marier, Randy White/Kebeyaawsung, Chrysta Wood, Cereena Rows, Liane Guenette, and Kim Stewart will present information about the ten brain domains that may be affected by FASD.

During breakout sessions, caregivers will discuss scenarios based on common challenges, examine how these challenges relate to the ten brain domains and learn positive responses to these challenges. The discussion will also explain how to identify symptoms of FASD, provide recommendations for support and help families see the benefits of focusing on their child’s strengths.

This event will feature content relevant to residents of Northern Ontario, including Thunder Bay, Greater Sudbury-Grand Sudbury, Manitoulin, Sudbury, Cochrane Temiskaming, Kenora, Rainy River, James Bay Coast, Nipissing, Parry Sound, Muskoka and Algoma.

Changing the Script: The Relationship is Key

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: Monday evenings from March 1st to April 19th, 2021 - 7:30-9:00 p.m.
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Please register by February 22, 2021 by contacting fasdcts@gmail.com.

Demystifying FASD and Other Brain-Based Conditions

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: $250 for parents/caregivers $300 for professionals
When: From April 12 to May 17, 2021 - 10-12 PM EST
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Based on the acclaimed work of FASD expert and published author Diane Malbin, this training series back by popular demand!

In This Webinar You Will Learn…

  • About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and other brain based conditions
  • The effects of pre-natal exposure to alcohol and other drugs during pregnancy.
  • Best practices and how to create person-centred accommodations to increase understanding.
  • How to reduce frustration and improve outcomes for children, youth and adults.

Spring 6 Part Webinar Training Open for Registration Now! Spaces are Limited!

For more information contact: fascetscanadaeast@gmail.com.

 

Virtual Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) series for caregivers of individuals with FASD

Language: English
Location: Virtually via WebEx
Cost: Free
When: March 31, April 7, April 14, April 21 & May 19, 2021 - 7:00-9:00 PM *You must attend all dates
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A research project evaluating a virtual Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) series for caregivers of individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD)

ACT seeks to help individuals to struggle less with difficult things in their lives and mindfully connect with things that are most important in a way that is loving and respectful. With an introduction to the concept of mindfulness, ACT does not attempt to directly change or stop unwanted thoughts or feelings, but to develop a new mindful relationship with those experiences that can free a person up to being open, and to take action consistent with what they care about. This is a research project evaluating the benefits of ACT for caregivers.

About the Virtual Series
The virtual ACT intervention is spread over 4 consecutive Wednesday evenings followed by a refresher evening session, held 4 weeks later.

About the Facilitators
Two facilitators are caregivers of a child with FASD and the other facilitator is a health care professional.

Who Should Attend?
Primary caregivers of individuals with FASD.

Dates & Times
Wednesday March 31, April 7, April 14, April 21 & May 19: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Virtually via WebEx
*You must attend all dates

Want more information?
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP1HFpw_3aY&feature=youtu.be
Articles: http://rdcu.be/I6jT & https://bit.ly/2tSUbcZ

Interested?
Contact: ACT.Research@camh.ca

Breathe and Blossom: Mindful Meditation and Yoga Program

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: Mondays and Wednesdays from May 3 to June 7, 2021, 4:30-5:15 PM
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Breathe & Blossom is a mindfulness meditation and yoga program designed for individuals ages 12-29 with a Developmental Disability (DD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), and Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

Facilitated by trained mindfulness meditation and yoga practitioners, individuals will learn to connect to their mind, body and breath. This program uses innovated modifications to mindfulness meditation and traditional yoga to accommodate individuals of all abilities.

Thanks to the MLSE Foundation’s support, Breathe & Blossom is FREE to participants.

Note: This program will not run on May 24.

Past Events

FASD Connection Peel Support Group Meeting

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: Thursday, March 4, 2021 - from 7:30pm to 9pm
Click here for more info

FASD Connection Peel Support Group Meeting with Brenda Knight.

The cost is free, however, registration through Meera Sidhu at msidhu@erinoakkids.ca is required (please include your email and phone number).

Eligibility: Must be a parent or caregiver residing in the Region of Peel (Mississauga, Brampton or Caledon).

**NOTE: This is not open to service providers, frontline workers or teachers.

Demystifying FASD and Other Brain-Based Conditions

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: $250 for parents/caregivers, $300 for professionals
When: Every Wednesday from January 27th to March 3rd, 2021 from 10am to 12pm EST
Click here for more info

Based on the acclaimed work of FASD expert and published author Diane Malbin, this training series back by popular demand!

In This Webinar You Will Learn…

  • About Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and other brain based conditions
  • The effects of pre-natal exposure to alcohol and other drugs during pregnancy.
  • Best practices and how to create person-centred accommodations to increase understanding.
  • How to reduce frustration and improve outcomes for children, youth and adults.

Winter 6 Part Webinar Training Open for Registration Now! Spaces are Limited!

For more information contact: fascetscanadaeast@gmail.com.

 

FASD Learning Series #2 – Online Safety

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: March 2, 2021 at 6:30pm-8:30pm EST
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Dufferin Wellington FASD presents the FASD Learning Series #2 Online Safety

Presented by: Detective Constable Nathan Dayler

Virtual Zoom Meeting: March 2, 2021 6:30pm -8:30pm

(This event is open only to residents of the Dufferin Wellington area.)

FASD Virtual Caregiver Retreat – Session 3: Mindfulness, Acceptance and Gentle Yoga

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: March 1, 2021 - 6:30-8:00 pm
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Presenters: Marielle Tye, MSW, RSW
Carol Feddema Spivak, MSW, RSW
A hands-on self-compassion focused session for caregivers on how meditation and gentle yoga can help you notice how your mind works, so you can get back to doing the things that matter most to you. It is based on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and blended with accessible mindful movement. The session will cover:
  • Self-Compassion – An activity to learn to be kinder to ourselves
  • Value-based Decision Making & Acceptance – Explore how mindfulness and compassion can support you in living a meaningful life, even when the tough stuff is there
  • Gentle Yoga & Guided Imagery Meditation

Breathe, rest & reset!

Free virtual workshop
Registration is required

Do you have a sister of brother with FASD? Join – talking about the sibling experience!

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: February 27, 2021 at 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Click here for more info

This is the first part of a two-part workshop providing an opportunity for siblings to talk about their experiences growing up with sister(s)/brother(s) affected by FASD.

  • Talk with other people about what it is like growing up with a sister or brother with FASD
  • 3 young adults with siblings with FASD will share their stories
  • Dr. Jan Hatanaka will talk about ways to deal with what siblings experience
  • All conversations will be held in confidence

This workshop is intended only for siblings without FASD. The age recommendation is 12 and older.

Please register by Friday, February 19, 2021 by emailing hutchings.richards@sympatico.ca.

FASD Virtual Caregiver Retreat – Session 2: Mindfulness with Marvin the Marmot

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: February 24, 2021 - 6:30-8:00 pm
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Presenter: Sherry-Lynne Kirschner, Mindfulness Educator

Children can come and learn valuable mindfulness skills with Marvin the Mindful Marmot who along with his mindful mates, teach kids how to regulate their emotions and calm down.  A range of fun and engaging strategies will be presented where the children will:

  • Meet Marvin the Mindful Marmot and all of his friends
  • Do some mindful movement
  • Practice different breaths like the Marmot breath, the elevator breath, and the volcano breath
  • Learn different ways to relax and calm your body and mind down
Free virtual workshop
Registration is required

FASD Virtual Caregiver Retreat – Session 1: Nutrition and Mental Health

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: February 22, 2021 - 6:30-8:00 pm
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Presenter: Andrea Fennell, Registered Dietitian

In this session, you will empower yourself to take charge of your health and to feel your absolute best through personalized nutrition.

You will learn nutrition tips on how to:

  • Manage stress by supporting the body’s nutrient needs
  • Improve digestive health and why it’s essential to mental health
  • Optimize sleep and hormone health
  • Choose and prepare easy nutritious snacks – Food Demo
Free Virtual workshop
Registration is required

Ontario Education Group for Adults with FASD or suspected FASD

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 6:30 – 8:30 PM
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Opportunity to learn effective strategies for reducing stress or anxiety with Sabrina Peacock from In(tu)ition. This session will cover: COVID, loneliness and fatigue, recognizing the signs and asking for help, introduction to breath work and mindfulness activities, create a wellness plan together, and free mindfulness resources.

When: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 6:30 – 8:30 PM

Pre-Registration is required: https://able2-org.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0lceusrDIrGNdB-XW8d7w7rIsGhwfEjvj1

For More Information:  613-761-9252 Ext. 234 or fasd@able2.org

 

Ontario Social Group for Adults with FASD or suspected FASD

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 6:30 -7:30 p.m.
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Join us to meet others with FASD throughout the province. You will see some old friends and make new friends. During these sessions, we will talk about what matters to you. We will share information and learn something new, all from the comfort of your home. Participate in the discussions at your comfort level, everyone is welcome!

When: Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 6:30 -7:30 p.m.

Pre-Registration is required:  https://bit.ly/3rcubVI

For More Information:  613-761-9252 Ext. 234 or fasd@able2.org

 

FASD Connection Peel Support Group Meeting

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: Thursday, February 4, 2021 - from 7:30pm to 9:30pm
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FASD Connection Peel Support Group Meeting with David Boulding.

The cost is free, however, registration through Meera Sidhu at msidhu@erinoakkids.ca is required (please include your email and phone number).

Eligibility: Must be a parent or caregiver residing in the Region of Peel (Mississauga, Brampton or Caledon).

**NOTE: This is not open to service providers, frontline workers or teachers.

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