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Submitted by admin on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 12:18
Alberta FASD Learning Series
Prevention of FASD: What do we know? Are we doing it?
Date and Time: September 26, 2013, 9 -11 am (MDT)
- Become informed about recent evidence about what works to prevent FASD
- Consider the implications of the evidence for policy and practice
- Explore how programs are incorporating the current findings and producing more evidence
Webcasting and Registration Process
There is no fee to attend. Registration and sign-in is necessary for receipt of a certificate of attendance.
Please visit www.research4children.com and go to “Events” to register and for more info.
All sessions are broadcast live from the main Boardroom located on the 12th Floor of 9940-106 Street.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 09/17/2013 - 08:43
In turns poignant and funny, Dreary and Izzy is the story of Deirdre and her adopted sister, Isabelle. Deirdre is barely staying afloat as Isabelle's sole caregiver when gorgeous vacuum cleaner salesman Freddie Seven Horses arrives, sparking in each sister hopes for new opportunities and perhaps even love. The plays addresses elements related to FASD.
This play can be seen between September 12 and September 29, 2013 at the Pavilion Theatre in Kamloops, BC.
For more information, go to http://www.wctlive.ca/drearyandizzy.htm
Submitted by admin on Fri, 09/13/2013 - 11:41
Fay Burles, POPFASD District Partner for School District 73 and Lia Vivian, Key Worker for Insight Support Services discuss Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. The discussion is prompted by the Western Canada Theatre production of "Dreary and Izzy" which is playing at the Pavilion Theatre in Kamloops. FASD is an important element in this play.
Submitted by admin on Fri, 09/13/2013 - 11:31
Webinar: Interventions for Working with Middle School Students with an FASD
Submitted by admin on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 10:51
RESEARCHERS from WA and the UK have linked heavy drinking and binge drinking, even occasionally during pregnancy, to children’s academic achievement in reading, writing and spelling; and this impact is related to the trimester in which the exposure occurred.
To read more about this study, go to this Science Network article of September 5, 2013 written by Rebecca Graham.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 10:21
Carson Holtz is a Vernon resident living with FASD. Following his diagnisis at 8 years old, this 33 year old has learned strategies to help with his disabilities. A poet and songwriter, Carson works to promote awareness of ways to prevent FASD. To read his story published in the Vernon Morning Star, click here.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 10:12
In this video, Jeff Stenquist, father of a son with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, speaks about the disorder.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 09:56
If you saw Tanya, you might never know there was anything different about her. If you got to know her, you might wonder why she’s jumped from job to job. You might call her unfocused. If you knew her when she was in school, you may have thought she was a problem child with no interest in learning. Someone who dropped out because they chose drinking and drugs over studying.
Tanya found out 11 years ago she falls under the umbrella of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). She was 36 when she was diagnosed. She has three college degrees. Knowing that, you might see Tanya differently.
To read more, click here.
Published on September 3, 2013 -Josh Pennell
Submitted by admin on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 15:05
The Yukon government is committing $643,000 towards a new study to determine the prevalence of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and other cognitive impairments among Yukon's adult corrections population Justice Minister Mike Nixon announced today.
"This initiative is critical if we are to improve outcomes for people with FASD, cognitive or mental health disorders and/or substance use issues who are involved with the corrections system," Nixon said.
Submitted by admin on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 14:36