CANCELLED – 9th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASDLanguage: English Location: Vancouver Cost: Available once registration opens When: April 22-25, 2020 Click here for more info
This event has been cancelled. Please see here for more info.
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
- Engage in knowledge exchange and dialogue through sessions, networking and the direct experience of individuals with FASD and families
7th Biennial Conference on Developmental Disabilities: Health and Wellbeing across the LifespanLanguage: English Location: Sheraton Vancouver Airport, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC V6X 1A3 Cost: Currently not available When: November 25 - 27, 2020 Click here for more info
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.
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
If you have any questions about this conference, please contact Kathryn at 604.822.7708 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration is currently not available.
Online FASD Training via Zoom for Service ProvidersLanguage: English Location: Zoom Cost: $25 When: April 3, 2020 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT Click here for more info
On April 3, 2020, the FASD Network of Saskatchewan is offering an online training which is being delivered by Myles Himmelreich and Shana Mohr for just $25.
Myles Himmelreich is a well known motivational speaker successfully living with FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder). He has presented nationally and internationally for many years; sharing his experiences of living with a disability.
Shana Mohr is the Training Manager for the FASD Network of Saskatchewan, she has trained hundreds of professionals, caregivers, and individuals about the complexities of FASD. Shana is also the mom to an amazing daughter who lives with FASD and motivates her unlimited passion for the cause.
Frontline Part 1 – “The Basics” from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm EDT
During this 3 hour training, you will learn about primary disabilities and how they relate to an individual’s behaviours and actions as well as how they may cause secondary challenges.
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Lunch break
Frontline Part 2 – “Strategies” from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm EDT
The second 3-hour training session focuses on real-life tips and strategies. Attendance at a Frontline Part 1 session is a prerequisite for this training to ensure an appropriate level of knowledge regarding FASD. During this training, workers will benefit from practical strategies and a virtual toolkit that they can utilize when supporting an individual with FASD.
CANCELLED – Finding a Balance: Supporting Self-Regulation, Mental Health and Executive Functioning for individuals with FASDLanguage: English Location: Oakville Conference & Banquet Centre, 2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, ON Cost: $100 for Professionals, $75 for Parents/Caregivers When: March 26, 2020 Click here for more info
Unfortunately, the conference had to be cancelled . Sue Brooks will be contacting everyone who signed up with more information.
Finding a Balance: Supporting Self-Regulation, Mental Health and Executive Functioning for individuals with FASD
Thursday March 26, 2020 – 9am-4pm
Oakville Conference & Banquet Centre, 2515 Wyecroft Road, Oakville, ON
Offered in partnership with the Halton & Hamilton FASD Collaboratives
Key Note Speaker: Jacqueline Pei (R. Psych., PhD)
Guest Speakers: Reinier deSmit and Cindy Male
Registration/Doors Open at 8am
Presentation Starts at 9am
Lunch and Snacks will be provided
Best Start Conference 2020: Building Healthy BrainsLanguage: English with live translation to French available Location: Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, 525 Bay St, Toronto, ON Cost: Sold Out When: March 5th and 6th, 2020 Click here for more info
The conference will be an exciting knowledge exchange about how building brain science into community programs is strengthening resilience and improving health and human services outcomes for everyone!
We’re looking forward to an excellent group of international speakers and panelists sharing their experience living, studying, implementing and evaluating brain science programs in health (including mental health), education, justice and developmental sectors.
We expect the Building Healthy Brains event to be an interactive forum to share future strategies for spreading brain science knowledge, program expertise and evaluation opportunities in Ontario. A special highlight will be given to FASD community services on Day Two.
With cross-cutting themes of integrated service delivery, person-centred and culturally-safe care and inclusion, the Building Healthy Brains event promises to be an exciting, action-oriented conversation showcasing Ontario, Alberta, ACEs programs, national and international exemplars making progress through collaboration.
More information on the conference website!
Family Strategies for Online Safety & Responsibility at FASD Group of OttawaLanguage: English Location: Citizen Advocacy, 312 Parkdale Ave, Ottawa Cost: Free When: March 4, 2020 at 7pm Click here for more info
FASD Group of Ottawa presents Family Strategies for Online Safety & Responsibility with Matt Richardson in person, expert & professor Belleville Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Group of Ottawa.
Citizen Advocacy, 312 Parkdale Ave, Ottawa.
Family members and professionals welcome.
More info: 613 446-4144 or email@example.com
People who can’t come in to Ottawa are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Mar 4, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/u5wsfuytpjgjjiwH3HEFbx2OSCs8Xy38Ew
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
10th Annual Anishinabek G7 FASD ConferenceLanguage: English Location: Holiday Inn, 1696 Regent Street, Sudbury, ON Cost: $300 When: Wednesday February 26 - Friday February 28, 2020 Click here for more info
FASD: Honouring our Roots
Wednesday February 26 – Friday February 28, 2020
1696 Regent Street, Sudbury ON
Registration Fee: $300 (includes lunch and refreshment breaks)
Single day registration available for $100 per day.
Keynotes and Workshops
A variety of keynote addresses, plenary sessions and workshops will be held during the conference. Session topics will include:
- Raising Children & Youth in the complicated world of Sexuality
- Updates from the CanFASD Research Network
- This is our Journey: Life with FASD
- Mino Bimaadiziwin with FASD
- Two Canoes, One River:A Journey through alcoholism and FASD; importance of early diagnosis and access to cultural supports and programs
- FASD Groups & Acceptance Commitment Training (ACT)
- “Game-bling!: When gambling meets gaming”
For more information contact:
Honouring the Downtown Eastside CommunityLanguage: English Location: The Japanese Hall, 487 Alexander St., Vancouver, BC V6A 1C6 Cost: Free When: February 27, 2020, 8:30am-4:00pm Click here for more info
A gathering to address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the circle of our lives.
Thursday February 27
The Japanese Hall, 487 Alexander St.,Vancouver, BC
Free event, lunch and snacks included, child-inclusive
Speakers and Panelist:
- Wanda Pelletier, Coordinator, YWCA Crabtree Corner Key Worker Program; Project
Coordinator, United Families For Our Future Project; UBC Research Assistant
- People with lived experience
- Individuals with FASDs
Dr. Christine A. Loock
Developmental Pediatrician; Associate Professor, UBC; Medical Director, BCCH Cleft Palate
Program; Specialist Lead, BCCH RICHER Program
Reframing FASD Behaviour, Building Skills for Success with Eileen DevineLanguage: English, with a space for francophone families affected by FASD and service providers to connect and to obtain resources and information in French. Location: BMO Centre, 295 Rectory St., London ON Cost: $60 When: Friday, February 14th, 2020. Registration 8:30 am, Workshop 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Click here for more info
This neurobehavioral model workshop is for those wanting to learn more about the impact of prenatal alcohol exposure on the brain and how best to support individuals living with differences in cognitive abilities. This training will help participants build a set of tools rooted in the latest neuroscience, which will allow them to be more successful in their support of individuals with a history of trauma, FASD or other neurobehavioral conditions. Eileen believes that kids do well if they can. When we understand how the brain has been impacted by alcohol, we can then reframe challenging behaviours by seeing them as symptoms of brain function, and move from frustration and anxiety to improved outcomes for both the child, and the caregiver.
This workshop is with Eileen Devine, from Oregon, US. Eileen is both a professional who works in the field as well as a parent with lived experience. Eileen has been trained and certified in the neurobehavioural model, as developed by Diane Malbin. For more information about Eileen, you can visit her website.
Cost: general admission $60, discounted admission for the first 40 parents/caregivers ($40 each)
Includes lunch and refreshments
There will be a space for francophone families affected by FASD and service providers to connect and to obtain resources and information in French.
Il y aura un espace pour que les familles francophones touchées par le TSAF et les fournisseurs de services puissent se connecter et obtenir des ressources et des informations en français.
FASD With Donna DeboltLanguage: English Location: Dunsford Community Centre Cost: $80 for Professionals, $20 for Caregivers When: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 (8:30-4pm) Click here for more info
Let’s Collaborate as a Community!
We, as a community need to work together to improve outcomes for individuals with FASD by shifting our way of thinking and the way we deliver service.
When: Tuesday February 11, 2020 (8:30-4pm)
Where: Dunsford Community Centre
**Lunch and AM Snack Provided**
Contact Kim Carson with dietary restrictions/questions
705-876-9245 ext. 231
FEES: $80-Professionals $20-Caregivers
To register, CLICK HERE
FASD from a Trauma LensLanguage: English Location: Webinar Cost: Free When: February 11, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EST Click here for more info
FASD from a Trauma Lens on Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 6:30-8:00 PM with presenter Barbara Clark who has spent over 25 years working with at risk youth in public schools, is an adoptive parent of a child with FASD and currently works with the North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) coordinating post-adoption supports.
Parenting a child with a disorder on the fetal alcohol spectrum can present many challenges for foster and adoptive families. It is vital for these families and professionals who support them to understand the reason behind the learning and behavioral challengers so they, together, can “try differently”.
A day with FASD Coach & Facilitator Donna DeboltLanguage: English Location: Ramada Inn, 99 Glen Miller Road, Trenton Cost: $50-Service Providers, $10-Caregivers When: February 10, 2020, 9:30am-4:30pm Click here for more info
Monday, February 10, 2020
Ramada Inn, 99 Glen Miller Road, Trenton
registration: 9:00am event: 9:30am – 4:30pm
As a social worker, Donna challenges communities through training and improved case management to develop and implement prevention, intervention and management strategies to successfully support individuals and families who are dealing with alcohol-related disabilities.
“Our job is to explain individuals with FASD to the world and not the world to individuals with FASD” – Donna Debolt
$50-Service Providers $10-Caregivers. Lunch provided.
Please contact Dawn Miller with any questions: (613) 969-7400 ext. 2630 firstname.lastname@example.org
Brought to you by the Hastings & Prince Edward and the Northumberland FASD Caregiver Support Groups.