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9 Ways to Show Empathy

Jun 27, 2016

Here are nine great ways to support and show empathy for students with learning and attention stretches!

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Media Portrayal of FASD - Sympathy, Shame, and a Few Solutions

Jun 23, 2016

A recent study out of Australia looks athe the role the media plays in disseminating information about alcohol use, pregnany, and FASD.  The study identifies ways to improve associated health messages.

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Pilot Study Looks at Prevalence of Autism Among Individuals with FASD

Jun 23, 2016

A new pilot study looked at case reports to determine the prevalence of autism, number of children diagnosed with FASD and other demographic data and found that the prevalence of autism among those with FASD was higher than the prevalence of autism among the general Canadian population.

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Talking About FASD

Jun 21, 2016

This FASDNews article discusses the many considerations around telling your child that they live with FASD.

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Helping Kids Manage Screen Time

Jun 15, 2016

This website provides some great, practical tips for helping children manage screen time, particularly as we move into summer holidays where they may be more likely to fill their day with television and computer time.

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Alcohol and FASD: It's not just about women

Jun 8, 2016

An article published by Canada FASD Research Network discusses two recent analyses of studies showing that paternal factors, and alcohol use, in particular, play a larger role in fetal/child health than just passing along genes.

 

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FASD Webcast - June 23, 2016

Jun 6, 2016

Free, one-hour, thirty minute webcast titled Professionals Without Parachutes.

This presentation will centre around the Professionals Without Parachutes (PWP) training model. 

Webcast will aim to: 

•    Attain a shared understanding of the change and impacts possible in FASD
•    Explore a 'process based' understanding of FASD that fosters responsive problem solving in supporters 
•    Support development of collaborative networks that are geared towards flexible and creative approaches in working with individuals with FASD 
•    Discuss application of research to support best practices. 

Impacts of the PWP approach will also be presented along with ongoing evaluation and learnings that continue to shape the approach.

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Executive Function and Social Situations

Jun 1, 2016

The following article describes four ways in which Executive Funtioning issues can affect a child's social life; suggestions for support are provided.

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Alcohol and Pregnancy

Jun 1, 2016

Because alcohol is legal, it can be a sensitive subject to talk about. Kathleen Mitchell, spokesperson for the National Organization of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (NOFAS) said, “In over twenty years of working on FASD prevention, I have never met a mom who intentionally wanted to harm her unborn baby. Either she didn’t know that alcohol was harmful during pregnancy or she needed help to stop drinking.”

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FASD - An Invisible Disability

May 26, 2016

How To Convince Others That Your Normal-Looking Child Isn’t Normal.

4 action steps you can take to build a bridge

By Mike Berry

 

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