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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder – What and How. A Practical Workshop

Submitted by Jason Sweet, Youth In Transitions, Community Living Prince Edward



FASD is different.

Most disorders or syndromes are named after the person who discovered them or something Latin or Greek…but FASD is different.

Counseling is often an effective way to address many concerns…but FASD is different.

Medication is often an effective way to manage mental health issues…but FASD is different.

Skills training is often an effective way to help people develop independence…but FASD is different.

Education is often an effective way to support personal growth and development… but FASD is different.

Physical activity is often an effective way to manage stress…but FASD is different.

A healthy lifestyle is often a way to ensure we grow old and enjoy all of our years…but FASD is different.

FASD wasn’t named after Dr. Smith or Dr. Lyons because they figured once people knew maternal alcohol consumption was the cause of FASD then society would support and encourage abstinence from alcohol during pregnancy. It’s a different approach and information helps us understand why.

On October 26th Sheila Burn will be sharing information about best practices for supporting people living with FASD. This workshop is open to anyone who would like to know more about FASD and how to help people and families living with this disorder. FASD will still be different but our understanding will be better.

For details, please CLICK HERE.

Wendy Anderson, Coordinator, Children and Youth Services Network

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