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.