FASD Foundations: Part 1 – Evening Session

Language: English
Location: Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton: Training Centre 26 Arrowsmith Rd. Hamilton, ON
Cost: Caregivers: FREE Professionals: $75
When: Oct 22, 29, Nov 5 6:30-9pm
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FASD Foundations - Part 1 - Poster

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This is FASD Foundations training, part 1, offered over 3 evenings.

The training includes:
– Session 1: The Basics – Understanding FASD
– Session 2: FASD Intervention Principles – Best Practice
– Session 3: Advocacy – Promoting school success and transition to Adulthood

The training has been reviewed and approved by CanFASD.

Email info@fasdhamilton.ca for more information.

 

Renfrew County FASD Support Group – October meeting

Language: English
Location: 464 Isabella Street, Pembroke
Cost: Free
When: October 23, 2019: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
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Are you providing care for a child, youth or adult with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) or living with FASD? If so, we invite you to join others walking a similar journey to share your successes, discuss challenges, and learn more about community supports and resources available for you. Each month, a guest speaker will join the group to discuss a wide range of topics, from assessment and neurobehavioural approaches to sensory considerations and education.

Link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/445086599681873

Guest speaker: Dr. Simone Kortstee, Neuropsychologist, of Gilmour Psychological Services

2019 FASD EASTERN ONTARIO SYMPOSIUM

Language: English
Location: Richcraft Hall at Carleton University, Ottawa
Cost: Early bird rate is $70 for Caregiver/Family Member/Individual with FASD, and $140 for professionals and agency staff before October 7, 2019. After October 7th, rate for Caregiver/Family Member/Individual with FASD will be $90 and rate for professionals and agency staff will be $160 (lunch and snacks included).
When: November 2, 2019, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
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REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE NOV. 2nd, 2019 FASD EASTERN ONTARIO SYMPOSIUM

When: Saturday, November 2nd *Further details on attached poster and online link below.

Cost: Early bird rate for professionals and agency staff is $140 before October 7, 2019. After October 7th, rate will be $160 (lunch and snacks included).

How to register: You can register for the Symposium online at this link https://www.citizenadvocacy.org/ourevents/3rd-annual-fasd-eastern-ontario-symposium/ .

You will be offered the opportunity to choose between four breakout sessions in the afternoon. More info in the attached flyer.

 

 

 

 

Strategies for Understanding FASD Behaviour with Karmen Krahn

Language: English
Location: Cineplex Cinemas Courtney Park 110 Courtneypark Drive East, Mississauga
Cost: $14
When: November 9, 2019, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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An opportunity for parents, caregivers and others who work with people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder to gain a deeper understanding of the physiological roots of challenging behaviour. Participants will leave with a comprehensive framework into which your best practices already fit, and some wildly practical strategies for bringing your hunches and assessments to life.

About the speaker: Karmen is certified in Applied Behaviour Analysis, has 20 years of experience in the field of behavioural therapy, and is the author of the FASD Learning Series Toolkit. She is a former member of the FASD Speakers Bureau and is currently a Behavior Consultant to the school district in Salmon Arm, B.C.

 

Cost: $14

Register here!

Note: Registration does not include lunch or snacks.

For all other inquiries please contact Meera Sidhu, FASD Worker at 905-855-2690, ext. 2117. Please note that all registrations and payments must be completed through Eventbrite.

 

From a FASD Diagnosis to an Understanding – Mississauga

Language: English
Location: Peel Children’s Centre, 1230 Central Parkway West, Mississauga
Cost: Free
When: Nov. 20, 2019, 6:00 - 8:30 p.m.
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The workshop From a FASD Diagnosis to an Understanding will help you to:
• Have access to a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) worker and a social 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.

For those who live in the Region of Peel and have a confirmed or suspected FASD diagnosis.

 

FASD Learning Series

Language: English
Location: Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent 355 Lark Street Chatham
Cost: Free
When: November 21, 2019, 5:30pm
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Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent presents: FASD Learning Series with Eryn Darling. An evening event focusing on a nutritional approach to FASD with Eryn Darling, registered Holistic Nutritionist and Child and Youth Care Practitioner.

November 21, 2019, 5:30pm
CTC-CK, Everyone welcome

Register by calling Jessica Constancio at 519-354-0520 ext.259 or jconstancio@ctc-ck.com

Issues of Substance 2019 – Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction

Language: French, English
Location: Westin Hotel, Ottawa
Cost: $300-$895
When: November 25-27, 2019
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The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction invites you to attend CCSA’s Issues of Substance 2019 conference. The three-day event takes place November 25–27, 2019, in the Westin Ottawa Hotel and is part of National Addictions Awareness Week.

This year, CCSA is pleased to have the Mental Health Commission of Canada as a national partner for our event. As part of their involvement, there will be a strong mental health and addiction focus in the conference program.

The theme for this year’s conference is Evidence and Perspectives, Compassion and Action, reflecting the importance of relying on research and real-world experience as we identify sustainable solutions to meet the needs of Canadians suffering from substance use disorder.

Renfrew County FASD Support Group – November meeting

Language: English
Location: 114 Argyle Street South, Renfrew
Cost: Free
When: November 27, 2019: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
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Are you providing care for a child, youth or adult with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) or living with FASD? If so, we invite you to join others walking a similar journey to share your successes, discuss challenges, and learn more about community supports and resources available for you. Each month, a guest speaker will join the group to discuss a wide range of topics, from assessment and neurobehavioural approaches to sensory considerations and education.

Link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/445086613015205

Guest speaker: Jeff Noble, Co-Founder, of FASD Forever

FASD: Next Steps – Part 2

Language: (Français) Anglais
Location: Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton: Training Centre 26 Arrowsmith Rd. Hamilton, ON
Cost: Caregivers: FREE Professionals: $75
When: Wednesday December 4th, 2019, 9am-5pm
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This is FASD: Next Steps – Part 2.

The full day Session includes:
– Grief and Loss
– Strategies and Interventions
– Transition to Adulthood

The training has been reviewed and approved by CanFASD.

 

Renfrew County FASD Support Group – December meeting

Language: English
Location: 464 Isabella Street, Pembroke
Cost: Free
When: December 11, 2019: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
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Are you providing care for a child, youth or adult with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) or living with FASD? If so, we invite you to join others walking a similar journey to share your successes, discuss challenges, and learn more about community supports and resources available for you. Each month, a guest speaker will join the group to discuss a wide range of topics, from assessment and neurobehavioural approaches to sensory considerations and education.

Link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/445086603015206

Guest speaker: Dr. Catherine Horvath, Psychologist, Ottawa Center for Resilience

Renfrew County FASD Support Group – January meeting

Language: English
Location: 114 Argyle Street South, Renfrew
Cost: Free
When: January 29, 2020: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
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Are you providing care for a child, youth or adult with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) or living with FASD? If so, we invite you to join others walking a similar journey to share your successes, discuss challenges, and learn more about community supports and resources available for you. Each month, a guest speaker will join the group to discuss a wide range of topics, from assessment and neurobehavioural approaches to sensory considerations and education.

Link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/445086603015206

Guest speaker: Marv Johnston, Clinical Supervisor, Youturn: Youth Support Services

9th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD

Language: English
Location: Vancouver
Cost: Available once registration opens
When: April 22-25, 2020
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Although there have been thousands of published articles on FASD, there still remains limited research specifically on adolescents and adults with FASD. As individuals diagnosed with FASD continue to age, the “need to know” across a broad spectrum of areas continues to be critically important for identifying clinically relevant research questions and directions.

During this research conference on adolescents and adults with FASD, participants can expect to:

  • Connect the identified needs of community workers, healthcare providers, and families with the research community
  • Recognize emerging research findings and how they might better assist ethical policy and decision making and the development of
    integrated and collaborative approaches across systems
  • Examine practice-based evidence, projects and programs to understand the potential connections to research and potential
    longitudinal studies
  • Engage in knowledge exchange and dialogue through sessions, networking and the direct experience of individuals with FASD and families

Past Events

FASD Breaking Barriers Conference

Language: English
Location: Royal Botanical Gardens, 680 Plains Road W. Burlington, ON
Cost: $45
When: October 18, 2019, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Don’t miss this opportunity to come and learn more about FASD and how we can work together to remove barriers and improve the quality of life for individuals living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.  Keynote speakers Judy Pakozdy and her son Matthew will share what they have learned and how to support success for individuals living with FASD.

 

For more info: Contact Mary Ann Bunkowsky at fasdhalton@gmail.com or 905-978-0826

To Register: please use the following Eventbrite link CLICK HERE

 

Summary of Speakers / Presentation:

  • Sheilah Laffan – “Opening Yoga /Mindfullness
  • lora Ennis, Nicole Schween, Michelle Ennis and Michael O’Riordan (Woodview) – “Camp Unity: Junior Leadership Program for Youth with FASD
  • Presenters TBA – “The Halton FASD Collaborative Experience /Supporting Community Change 
  • Brendan Pooran (Pooran Law) – “Estate Planning and Disability Trusts”
  • Dr. Kaitlyn McLachlan (CanFASD) – “A Canadian FASD Snapshot: CanFASD and the National FASD Database”
  • Matthew Pakozdy “We’re just different”
  • Lisa Colombo and Staff Sgt. Brenna Bonn FASD Waterloo – REACH For It
  • Judy Pakozdy (Parent/Advocate) – “This Is Us
  • Savanna Pietrantonio – “Having a Loving Relationship with your child”. Savanna will also share her impactful presentation on her lived experience with FASD as presented to Minister Smith MCCSS

 

FASD Learning Series

Language: English
Location: Children's Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent
Cost: Free
When: October 17, 2019, 5:30pm-7pm
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Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent presents: an evening of diving deeper into the world of FASD diagnosis with guest speaker Dilys Haner, PhD, C Psych

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Dr. Haner is a clinical forensic psychologist at the London Family Court Clinic where she works with children, adolescents, adults, & families. Her special interests in FASD arose from working with young people involved in the court system & learning about the over-representation of people with FASD therein. Dr. Haner is a co-facilitator of the FASD caregiver support group in London (a shared undertaking of LFCC, Merrymount, & Ways). She takes a healthy-relationships focus in all her work, including a range of treatment, consultation, training, & assessment services – including FASD assessments according to the 2016 Canadian Guidelines. She also has an elder relative with FASD who she loves very much.

October 17, 2019, 5:30pm-7pm
CTC-CK, Everyone welcome

Register by calling Jessica Constancio at 519-354-0520 ext.259 or jconstancio@ctc-ck.com

From a FASD Diagnosis to an Understanding – Brampton

Language: English
Location: ErinoakKIDS - 10145 McVean Drive, Brampton
Cost: Free
When: Oct. 16, 2019, 9:30 a.m . - 12:30 p.m.
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The worskhop From an FASD Diagnosis to an Understanding will help to:
• Have access to a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) worker and a social 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.

For those who live in the Region of Peel and have a confirmed or suspected FASD diagnosis.

 

Developmental Trauma and FASD Training Event

Language: English
Location: Italian Cultural Centre, 132 Algoma St South, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 3B7
Cost: $100 (Persons living with FASD, Parents, Caregivers & Family Members of persons living with a FASD can apply for a rate of $25)
When: October 10, 2019 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
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Thursday, October 10, 2019

  • 8:00 am Check in and continental breakfast
  • 8:30 am Training event starts
  • 4:30pm Training concludes

Topics:

  • How to heal and prevent developmental trauma
  • Impacts of early life adversity
  • Understanding FASD & trauma
  • How trauma impacts individuals, families & communities

 

 

Family and Service Provider Dialogue: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in Children and Youth

Language: English
Location: Hanley Hall, 30 McGill St. N, Smith Falls
Cost: Free
When: October 8, 2019, 9am-2pm
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Hosted by the Rural FASD Support Network & The Special Needs Steering Committee of Lanark, Leeds & Grenville

– FASD Dialogue: Looking Through the Lens of FASD at Home, at School and in the Community

Featuring : Janet Carioni Occupational Therapist, Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario

– Introduction to the 6F’s Framework Family – Function – Fun  Fitness – Friends – Future

  • A common language for service providers and families
  • Insight into the real experiences of families
  • A tool for setting family-centered goals
  • A framework for coordinated service planning and inter-professional collaboration

Lunch and light refreshments provided.

Register for this Free event through Eventbrite

 

FASD Community Education Event in Huron-Perth with Allan Mountford

Language: English
Location: Arden Park Hotel 552 Ontario St., Stratford, Ontario
Cost: Free Event for Families, Caregivers, and Professionals in Huron and Perth Counties
When: October 3, 2019, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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Allan Mountford, M.ed, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder expert, will be presenting information about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and strategies that can be implemented in the home and community by those supporting individuals with FASD. There will be a question and answer period where families and caregivers will have the opportunity to ask behavior specific questions.

Email juliewelch@cscn.on.ca for more information.

 

FASD Coffee and Conversation Parent and/or caregiver group

Language: English
Location: Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent 355 Lark Street Chatham
Cost: Free
When: October 3rd, 2019, 6pm - 8pm
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Join us on Thursday, October 3rd, 2019 for an evening of supportive discussions with other caregivers, families and individuals on the FASD journey.

 

LOCATION Children’s Treatment Centre of Chatham-Kent 355 Lark Street Chatham TIME 6pm – 8pm

CONTACT Jessica Constancio 519-354-0520 ext.259 jconstancio@ctc-ck.com

 

 

 

 

 

FASD Foundations: Part 1 – Daytime Session

Language: English
Location: Children’s Aid Society of Hamilton: Training Centre 26 Arrowsmith Rd. Hamilton, ON
Cost: Caregivers: FREE Professionals: $75
When: Tuesday October 1st, 2019, 9am-5pm
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Hamilton FASD Training poster

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This is FASD Foundations training, part 1.

The full day session includes:
– The Basics: Understanding FASD
– FASD Intervention Principles: Best Practice
– Advocacy: Promoting school success and transition to Adulthood

The training has been reviewed and approved by CanFASD.

Email info@fasdhamilton.ca for more information.

 

 

Renfrew County FASD Support Group – September meeting

Language: English
Location: 114 Argyle Street South, Renfrew
Cost: Free
When: September 26, 2019: 6:00 – 7:30 p.m
Click here for more info

Are you providing care for a child, youth or adult with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) or living with FASD? If so, we invite you to join others walking a similar journey to share your successes, discuss challenges, and learn more about community supports and resources available for you. Each month, a guest speaker will join the group to discuss a wide range of topics, from assessment and neurobehavioural approaches to sensory considerations and education.

Link to the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/445086609681872

Guest speakers: Rob More & Stacey Crosbie of the Rural FASD Support Network

 

The Voices Of FASD with guest speakers on the FASD journey

Language: English
Location: Children's Treatment Centre of CK
Cost: Free
When: September 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM
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Join us in celebrating an International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day Event

September 26, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Children’s Treatment Centre of CK
Everyone Welcome
Light Dinner/Refreshments Included
Register by calling Jessica Constancio 519-354-0520 ext:259 or jconstancio@ctc-ck.com

 

 

 

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