FASD Symposium

Language: Bilingual
Location: Online
Cost: Early Bird: $95 CAD (until November 27, 2020) - Regular rate: $125 CAD (available until registration cut-off of January 15, 2021)
When: Tuesday, January 26, 2021
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The FASD Symposium is Eastern Canada’s largest annual gathering of everyone connected to the FASD support network. The theme for this one-day interactive, bilingual, and educational event is ‘Managing Challenging Behaviours in Children, Youth and Adults with FASD’.

NEW – The Symposium is now 100% virtual and will include a variety of on-demand and live content in both English and French that delegates can enjoy from the comfort of home or office, including:

  • Keynote Presentations
  • Poster Presentations
  • Workshops
  • Live Chats
  • Virtual Yoga
  • Panel Presentations

Check out the preliminary speaker line-up and the updated registration information.

The Early Bird rate is $95 CAD and is in effect until Friday, November 27, 2020.

More info can be found on Able2’s website!

 

FASD Learning Series #1 – Brain Development and FASD

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: February 2, 2021 at 6:30pm-8:30pm EST
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Dufferin Wellington FASD presents the FASD Learning Series #1 Brain Development and FASD

Presented by: Dr. Cheryl Lavell, Pediatric Neurologist

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

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

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.

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
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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.

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 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.

Past Events

FASD and Dental Health in Young Children – Webinar

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: January 19, 2021 from 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm
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In this webinar, we will review the oral health – systemic health connection, the oral health status and barriers to care for children with FASD, and innovations in public health dentistry that focus on an interdisciplinary approach to prevention of dental disease.

Presenter: Dr. Keith Da Silva, University of Saskatchewan

For more information, or to register please contact Marlene Dray, 306-651-4306, mdray@skprevention.ca

Learn about the OPP’s Mobile Crisis Response Teams

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 10:30am EST
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On Sat, Jan 16 starting at 10:30am, the Rural FASD Support Network meets again joined by Lisa Longworth of the OPP. Lisa is one of the key people who train the Mobile Crisis Response Teams across the province.

If you want to know how the OPP respond to an individual with FASD in mental health crisis and what they can do, this is the presentation to hear.

To attend, please email ruralfasd@gmail.com to receive the Zoom link to this free interactive presentation.

SOLD OUT – FASD-Informed Tools for Caregivers and Professionals – FASD/ND Service Planning Guide

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 1:00-3:30 PM EST
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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)is a common, complex and confusing neurodevelopmental (ND) condition that leaves many professionals and parents unsure how to meet the needs of individuals living with this disability.

This is the second part of a 2-part workshop where we will take a fresh approach to FASD. Participants will learn:

January 7th – Part 1: My Kind of Mind

  • The history of our response to FASD
  • A view to FASD through “My Kind of Mind”
  • Considerations for building better responses

January 14th – Part 2: FASD/ND Service Planning Guide

  • Aligning disability with expectations
  • FASD/ND service planning
  • Opportunities for improved service provision

About Our Presenter:

Sheila Burns has been an advocate in the FASD field in Ontario for more than 2 decades. Her background in children’s mental health, justice, women’s issues, and community development helped inform the emerging vision for FASD prevention and improved interventions.

Sheila has developed tools that help focus interventions and sharpen our understanding of FASD, clarifying the needs of vulnerable children, youth and adults and their caregivers.

Virtual free workshop:

Thursday, January 14,  2021 from 1:00pm-3:30pm

Registration is required by Tuesday January 12th, 2021, 11.59PM.

 

FASD Connection Peel Support Group Meeting

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: Friday, January 8, 2021 - from 7:30pm to 9pm
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FASD Connection Peel Support Group Meeting with Dr. Susan Rich.

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.

SOLD OUT- FASD-Informed Tools for Caregivers and Professionals – My Kind of Mind

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 1:00-3:30 PM EST
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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a common, complex and confusing neurodevelopmental (ND) condition that leaves many professionals and parents unsure how to meet the needs of individuals living with this disability.

This is the first part of a 2-part workshop where we will take a fresh approach to FASD. Participants will learn:

January 7th – Part 1: My Kind of Mind

  • The history of our response to FASD
  • A view to FASD through “My Kind of Mind”
  • Considerations for building better responses

January 14th – Part 2: FASD/ND Service Planning Guide

  • Aligning disability with expectations
  • FASD/ND service planning
  • Opportunities for improved service provision

About Our Presenter:

Sheila Burns has been an advocate in the FASD field in Ontario for more than 2 decades. Her background in children’s mental health, justice, women’s issues, and community development helped inform the emerging vision for FASD prevention and improved interventions.

Sheila has developed tools that help focus interventions and sharpen our understanding of FASD, clarifying the needs of vulnerable children, youth and adults and their caregivers.

Virtual free workshop in English (French version will be available at a later date):

Thursday, January 7,  2021 from 1:00pm-3:30pm

Registration is required by Tuesday January 5th, 2021, 11.59PM.

 

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

Language: English
Location: Virtually via WebEx
Cost: Free
When: Wednesday October 28th, November 4th, November 11th, November 18th & December 16th - 7:00pm-9:00pm *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
One facilitator is a parent of a child with FASD and the other facilitators are health care professionals.

Who Should Attend?
Primary caregivers of individuals with FASD.

Dates & Times
Wednesday October 28th, November 4th, November 11th, November 18th & December 16th: 7:00pm-9:00pm
Location: Virtually via WebEx
*You must attend all dates

Want more information?
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=QP1HFpw_3aY&feature=emb_logo
Articles: http://rdcu.be/I6jT & https://bit.ly/2tSUbcZ

Interested?
Contact: ACT.Research@camh.ca or 416-535-8501 ext. 33813

 

FASD Connection Peel Support Group Meeting

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: Thursday, December 3, 2020 - from 7:30pm to 9pm
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FASD Connection Peel Support Group Meeting with Nate Sheets.

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.

7th Biennial Conference on Developmental Disabilities: Health and Wellbeing across the Lifespan

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Early Bird Rate (before/on October 30, 2020): $130 - Regular Rate (after October 30, 2020): $160 - Individual Day Rate: $85 - Full-Time Student Rate: $75 - Parent Rate: $50
When: November 26 - 27, 2020
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The term developmental disabilities (DD) refers to people with intellectual disability, autism spectrum, fetal alcohol spectrum and related neurodevelopmental genetic syndromes. Children, youth, and adults with DD are vulnerable to high rates of general health and mental health concerns. This interactive 2020 conference will focus on practical strategies to optimize the quality of life for people with DD. Our goal is to help clinicians and caregivers learn effective ways to work with people with DD, and their families, in partnership to improve their quality of life experience. The conference will also provide educational and informative psychiatric, behavioural, mental health, and complex physical health updates specific to people with DD, and showcase best practices in the field. This conference will engage health care providers and educators from a wide range of professional disciplines in knowledge transfer and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Learning Objectives:

Review evidence based clinical best practices in physical, mental health and education for people with DD
Explore new research in physical, mental health and education for individuals with DD
Identify core issues and challenges facing individuals with DD and their families
Consider ways to build partnerships to maximize health and wellbeing
Develop connections, share knowledge and common experiences with others involved in the field of DD

Contact Information

If you have any questions about this conference, please contact Kathryn at 604.822.7708 or email marketing.ipce@ubc.ca

Registration

Online registration is now open.

Brochure

Click here to see the brochure for the event.

 

Pain as Experienced by Individuals with FASD

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: Free
When: November 27, 2020 - 1:00pm EST
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This 60-minute webinar with Dr. Kathryn Birnie, Dr. Kyle Sue, Catherine (CJ) Lutke, and Myles Himmelreich will be held on November 27, 2020, at 1:00pm EST.

Pain as experienced by individuals with FASD is under-researched and frequently misunderstood and under-recognized in the medical community. People with FASD have varying levels of pain tolerance, ranging from high to low. This means that individuals with FASD may not recognize that they have an injury. Additionally, their disability may make them unable to communicate their pain. The stigma surrounding FASD may cause physicians to dismiss their pain as ‘made up’ or view it as a means to an end.

In the webinar, Dr. Kyle Sue will present on pain as experienced by individuals with FASD including topics such as the prevalence of pain and sensory issues, the biological underpinnings of pain, how pain presents in the real world, management of pain, and pain across the lifespan. Following this presentation, CJ Lutke and Myles Himmelreich will discuss how pain influences their lives as individuals with FASD. Dr. Kathryn Birnie will then provide an overview of Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP), a national knowledge mobilization network working to improve children’s pain management.

This webinar is geared towards individuals with FASD, caregivers, front-line workers, healthcare professionals, but all are welcome to attend. Be sure to register now!

Demystifying FASD and other brain-based Conditions – Developing accommodations that really work

Language: English
Location: Online
Cost: $250 for parents/caregivers - $300 for professionals
When: Tuesdays September 15 - October 20 10-12pm (EST) or Thursdays October 22 - November 26 1-3pm (EST)
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In This Webinar You Will Learn…

  • What FASD is and how it impacts the brain
  • How to reduce or eliminate the likelihood of challenging behaviours
  • Information about overlapping diagnosis and how this informs systems, and
  • How to develop individualized person-centered accommodations that lead to success

Sign up now for this 6 Part Webinars

Tuesdays September 15 – October 20 10-12pm (EST)

or

Thursdays October 22 – November 26 1-3pm (EST)

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For more information contact: fascetscanadaeast@gmail.com

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