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FASD: “Now What?”

Description: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is an invisible brain-based disability that arises due to exposure to alcohol prenatally. FASD one of the leading known causes of development disabilities in North America. Approaching FASD through a neurobehavioural lens will allow for acceptance and understanding of the disability. Those with FASD may have issues with memory, processing of information, living skills, learning and social skills. This workshop will explore these ideas and more.     

Who should attend?

  • Parents, caregivers, guardians and family members
  • Social workers, community cases workers, community agencies*
  • Teachers, educators and managers*

*Agencies or Professional teams seeking a workshop or training session, specific for their team, can request a separate workshop to be scheduled at a time and date of preference. If interested in scheduling a team/agency specific workshop please contact Patricia Buenavente @ to arrange.

Upcoming workshops:

Learning Series #1: FASD and Mental Health - Presented by: Dr.Jacqueline Pei, PhD, RPsych. Tuesday, November 30, 2021, 7:00-9:00 p.m. Register Here

Learning Series #2: Meeting Sensory Needs - Presented by: Moira Pena, OT Reg. (Ont). Tuesday, December 7, 2021, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Register Here

Learning Series #3: FASD in the Classroom - Presented by: McAlister Greinder, The Neurodivergent Teacher. Tuesday, January 4, 2022, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Register Here

Learning Series #4: Youth and Their Experiences with FASD - The Diagnosis and Understanding - Presented by: Miranda Eodanable, MA, PGCE, MSc, PhD candidate. Tuesday, February 8, 2022, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Register Here

Learning Series #5: FASD and Aggression in the Home - Presented by: Lauri Cabral & Rebbecca Lovering Spencer. Tuesday, March 8, 2022, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Register Here  

Learning Series #6: Online Safety and Digital Citizenship - Presented by: Jess McBeath. Monday, April 18, 2022, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Register Here

How to register:

Call the ErinoakKids Intake Team at 905-855-2690 extension 1