Living with FASD 2014

Living With FASD 2014 Summit: Building a Bridge to Adulthood

25+ hours of online training for families & professionals living and working with those with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

September 9th – 20th, 2014 As a parent of a child or young adult with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) OR as a professional who works with them, wouldn't it be nice to get your hands on effective interventions and information from experts about the latest research?

3 Steps to Avoid Being Hit By The Freight Train of Adulthood (Start early!)

The focus for this year’s Summit is “FASD: Building a Bridge to Adulthood” where our 22 experts speak to seven essential aspects of the transition to adulthood for those living with FASD. Without appropriate support and systems put in place as a child with FASD grows up, families and those with FASD, will face challenges in many areas as they enter adulthood:

1. Substance Use and Treatment: 46% will face issues of substance use in their lifetime;
2. Mental Health: 90% will experience some kind of mental health issue (suicide, depression, ADHD, etc.);
3. Legal Issues: 60+% will have trouble with the law or be confined, mainly due to a lack of understanding between cause and effect;
4. Independence vs. Interdependence: Those with FASD will require external support for their lifetime (systems and other people acting as an external brain), thus interdependence is a more realistic goal rather than full independence;
5. Vocation and Employment: Understanding the difference between personal and work relationships, being “on time”, and handling money;
6. Sex: Engaging in inappropriate sexual behaviour (either as victim or perpetrator) and not understanding all responsibilities involved when having children of their own;
7. New Hopeful Research: Prominent FASD researcher Dr. Ed Riley speculates that brain maturation in those with FASD can occur 10 years later than their peers (find out why this is good news!).

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Accessing this amount of FASD training at this level of expertise would normally require you to attend an FASD conference. However, during the Summit, our 22 expert trainings are available to you from the comfort of your home, workplace, or on the road. Listen to the workshops online, on your computer, or on your mobile device. Download the training sessions onto your MP3 player or order physical CDs. This year, most of the trainings have accompanying slides. And if you prefer to read, you can download transcripts of each workshop in PDF format (you just need a PDF reader).

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Parenting or working with someone with FASD is not easy. And it doesn’t get any easier as they progress to adulthood. In fact, for this population it’s usually more complicated due to many issues, including dysmaturity. Those with FASD are often less mature than their peers. While they may be chronologically 18, socially and emotionally they can be that of a 10 year old. Having the hormones of an 18 year old, and the insight and judgement of a 10 year old, is a common dilemma across the field of FASD for both parents and professionals. Our experts will share practical approaches to prevention, and support strategies—from their professional and personal experience—that you can use at home and in your practice. Sign up now to take advantage of the 25+ hours of training that can help in your home and in your professional practice to better support those with FASD!

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"Let’s continue to work together to make a difference in the lives of everyone affected by FASD that will last for generations to come."
David & the Living With FASD team

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