(en anglais) CANCELLED – 9th International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD

Langue: Anglais
Lieu: Vancouver
Coût: Disponible lorsque les inscriptions seront ouvertes.
Quand: 22 au 25 avril, 2019
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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
    longitudinal studies
  • Engage in knowledge exchange and dialogue through sessions, networking and the direct experience of individuals with FASD and families

(en anglais) 7th Biennial Conference on Developmental Disabilities: Health and Wellbeing across the Lifespan

Langue: Anglais
Lieu: Sheraton Vancouver Airport, 7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC V6X 1A3
Coût: Pas encore disponible
Quand: 25 - 27 novembre 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 is currently not available.


Événements passés

(en anglais) Online FASD Training via Zoom for Service Providers

Langue: Anglais
Lieu: Zoom
Coût: 25$
Quand: 3 avril 2020 10h – 17h HAE
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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.

Register now!

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.


(en anglais) CANCELLED – Finding a Balance: Supporting Self-Regulation, Mental Health and Executive Functioning for individuals with FASD

Langue: Anglais
Lieu: Oakville Conference & Banquet Centre, 2515 route Wyecroft, Oakville, ON
Coût: 100$ pour les professionnels, 75$ pour les parents/aidants naturels
Quand: 26 mars 2020
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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 

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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

To register, please visit rockevents.ca
If you have any questions, please contact: Sue Brooks at sueb@rockonline.ca



Conférence Meilleur départ 2020 : Construire des cerveaux sains

Langue: Anglais avec traduction simultanée disponible en français
Lieu: Marriott Downtown at CF Toronto Eaton Centre, 525 rue Bay, Toronto, ON
Coût: Complet
Quand: 5 et 6 mars 2020
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La conférence sera un échange passionnant de connaissances sur la façon dont l’intégration de la science du cerveau dans les programmes communautaires renforce la résilience et améliore les résultats en matière de santé et de services humains pour tous!

Nous sommes impatients de voir un excellent groupe de conférenciers et de panélistes internationaux partager leur expérience de vie, d’étude, de mise en œuvre et d’évaluation de programmes de sciences du cerveau dans les secteurs de la santé (y compris la santé mentale), de l’éducation, de la justice et du développement.

Nous nous attendons à ce que l’événement « Construire des cerveaux sains » soit un forum interactif pour partager les futures stratégies de diffusion des connaissances en sciences du cerveau, de l’expertise des programmes et des possibilités d’évaluation en Ontario. Un point culminant spécial sera accordé aux services communautaires sur le TSAF le deuxième jour.

Avec des thèmes transversaux de prestation de services intégrés, de soins et d’inclusion centrés sur la personne et culturellement sûrs, l’événement « Construire des cerveaux sains » promet d’être une conversation passionnante et orientée vers l’action mettant en vedette l’Ontario, l’Alberta, les programmes ACE, les exemples nationaux et internationaux qui progressent par la collaboration.

Plus d’informations sur le site de la conférence !

(en anglais) Family Strategies for Online Safety & Responsibility at FASD Group of Ottawa

Langue: Anglais
Lieu: Citizen Advocacy, 312 avenue Parkdale, Ottawa
Coût: Gratuit
Quand: 4 mars 2020 à 19 h
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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 rosse@ncf.ca

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.


(en anglais) 10th Annual Anishinabek G7 FASD Conference

Langue: Anglais
Lieu: Holiday Inn, 1696 rue Regent, Sudbury, ON
Coût: 300$
Quand: Du mercredi 26 au vendredi 28 février 2020
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FASD: Honouring our Roots

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Wednesday February 26 – Friday February 28, 2020

Holiday Inn 

1696 Regent Street, Sudbury ON

Registration Fee: $300 (includes lunch and refreshment breaks)

Single day registration available for $100 per day.

Register now!



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:

Kari Chiappetta 


(en anglais) Honouring the Downtown Eastside Community

Langue: Anglais
Lieu: The Japanese Hall, 487 rue Alexander, Vancouver, C-B. V6A 1C6
Coût: Gratuit
Quand: 27 février 2020, 8h30-16h
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A gathering to address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) in the circle of our lives.

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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

RSVP here!


Reframing FASD Behaviour, Building Skills for Success with Eileen Devine

Langue: Anglais, avec un espace pour les familles francophones touchées par le TSAF et les proffessionnels pour échanger et obtenir des ressources et informations en français
Lieu: BMO Centre, 295 rue Rectory, London ON
Coût: 60$
Quand: Vendredi 14 février 2020. Enregistrement 8h30, Atelier 9h à 16h
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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.

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.

Register here! Please note that registration closes February 8th. For questions about the event, you can contact fasdinclondon@gmail.com.


(en anglais) FASD With Donna Debolt

Langue: Anglais
Lieu: Dunsford Community Centre
Coût: 80$ pour les professionnels, 20$ pour les aidants naturels
Quand: Mardi 11 février 2020 (8h30-16h)
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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



(en anglais) FASD from a Trauma Lens

Langue: Anglais
Lieu: Webinaire
Coût: Gratuit
Quand: 11 février 2020 de 18h30 à 20h
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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”.



(en anglais) Donna Debolt Live in Trenton – Save the date

Langue: Anglais
Lieu: Ramada Inn, 99 route Glen Miller, Trenton
Coût: 50$-Professionnels, $10-Aidants naturels
Quand: 10 février 2020, 9h30-16h30
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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

To register:
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$50-Service Providers $10-Caregivers. Lunch provided.


Please contact Dawn Miller with any questions: (613) 969-7400 ext. 2630 dmiller@qhc.on.ca

Brought to you by the Hastings & Prince Edward and the Northumberland FASD Caregiver Support Groups.



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