Past Events

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

 

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.

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 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.

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 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
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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
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