Presented by: Janet Carioni, Occupational Therapist and FASD Coordinator with the Fetal Alcohol Resource Program, Citizen Advocacy of Ottawa
Many Canadians are living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Although FASD is present from birth, individuals are often not diagnosed until later in life when symptoms related to learning challenges and a range of social and behavioural problems emerge. In addition, FASD is often misdiagnosed or goes undiagnosed due to the complexity of symptoms. This presentation is designed to provide foundational knowledge essential when working with individuals who have been prenatally exposed to alcohol. We will explore the hidden prevalence of FASD in our society and uncover the facts about FASD. We will discuss what FASD looks like and how that impacts function in everyday life. We will provide practical strategies that the audience will be able to implement when supporting people who have (suspected of having) FASD.
- Participants will leave with evidence-based FASD knowledge.
- Participants will gain insight and better understand how having FASD impacts everyday life.
- Participants will be equipped with practical strategies to support individuals with FASD.