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Maple Ridge Dr. Kwadwo Asante was awarded Diamond Jubilee medal at The Asante Centre, Monday.
Dr. Kwadwo Asante received a Diamond Jubilee Medal. The Asante Centre in downtown Maple Ridge, British Columbia, Canada, diagnoses children with FASD and offers support, education and training. Asante helped make 450 FASD diagnoses and helped set standards for identifying the condition.
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Article by Phil Melnychuk, Maple Ridge News, December 2012
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Kristen Eckstrand and Malcolm Avison, Ph.D., professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences, with colleagues at Wayne State University, report that young adults exposed to even relatively small amounts of alcohol in the womb showed dose-dependent gray matter reductions in several brain areas implicated in behavioral consequences of prenatal alcohol exposure.
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Article by Melissa Stamm, Vanderbilt University Reporter, December 2012
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This article in the Lethbridge Herald highlights the work of Constable Brent Lorenz who is the Lethbridge Regional Police Service FASD justice officer. This unique position was created in 1999 and provides support to youth who find themselves on the wrong side of the law. Constable Lorenz works with a case management approach to build a case plan over the long-term.
To read more about this program, click here.
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In order to educate the public and justice professionals, the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Justice site is a fantastic resource developed by FASD Ontario Network of Expertise with funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Department of Justice Canada, Youth Justice Policy.
The site contains:
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POPFASD has created a teacher app called CORA (Classroom Observation Recording App).
The app provides a quick and easy way to record student observations in note form. Notes can be tagged to specific subjects, topics, IEP objectives, etc.
To view more information or to download the app, visit https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cora/id578684949?mt=8
or search "cora' in the itunes store
or for more information, visit our support site at cora.fasdoutreach.ca
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In this Sudbury Star article, Carol Mulligan shares highlights from the Anishinabek G7 FASD Conference in Sudbury. A number of speakers shared their experiences and expertise with people from all parts of Ontario, Quebec, Michigan and the Yukon.
Rather than focusing on the bad things, "you need to know there are lots of people like me living with FAS who have a good life -- most days," Pakozdy said.
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Submitted by admin on Sun, 12/02/2012 - 20:21
A First Nations leader said fetal alcohol spectrum disorder — also known as FASD — is an "alarming" problem amongst Canada's Aboriginal population.
The chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission was in Sudbury Wednesday for a conference on the subject.
Justice Murray Sinclair says the prevalence of FASD in Aboriginal children can be linked back to the stresses and trauma caused by the residential school system in Canada.
Justice Murray Sinclair was one of the keynote speakers at the fetal alcohol spectrum disorder conference held in Sudbury this week. Hilary Duff/CBC
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Sault College (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) will offer the first post-graduate certificate for professionals who work with people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
The one-year program will be available online through the college's continuing education department starting in September 2013. Courses include FASD overview, brain and behaviour, developmental and learning disabilities, support strategies and practicum.
It targets health, education, social services, child care and criminal justice workers, vice-president academic Leo Tiberi told the college's board of governors on Thursday.
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