The FASD Collaboration Roundtable is pleased to offer the 9th Annual Fall Conference! Each year we focus on a different topic relevant to FASD and other neurodevelopmental disorders, such as sensory integration, attachment, depression or anxiety. Committee members each bring their expertise, experience and understanding of various issues and successes; themes that emerge in our work form the focus for the conference, bringing families and community members the knowledge they need to best support individuals living with FASD.
This year we have chosen the topic Our Big Picture, Finding Your Framework as our focus. FASD is often invisible; recognizing FASD, receiving a diagnosis and understanding the potential secondary conditions which may accompany FASD is complex. Individuals with prenatal alcohol exposure each have a unique history and situation, and FASD can present very differently depending on the individual, their circumstance and even the day. Successful actions and supports recognize these individual differences and adapt in response.
Join us in to gain insight into these practices, reinforce what you already know, learn new tools, and meet others who are keen to understand the various supports in our communities!
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What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Underground parking is available at the campus for a cost of $8.00 per day (cash only, prices are subject to change); parkade entrance can be found from Victoria Street off of 8th Street. Street parking is limited and can be purchased for a maximum of three hours. The Skytrain is within walking distance of the campus; for transit routes visit http://tripplanning.translink.ca and enter 700 Royal Avenue, New Westminster as your destination.
Are there meals or refreshments available?
The conference will have refreshments available at the morning and afternoon breaks; lunch and any additional refreshments are the responsibility of participants. Tim Horton’s is available on site. There are also many restaurants, delis and bistros located within walking distance of the campus.
Is there child/youth minding available?
Child/youth minding is available at no cost. Children or youth must be pre-registered as there will be no registration taken on the day of the conference and there is limited availability. You must register all children and youth via registration mail-in as per the conference brochure, as an original signature is required for liability purposes. Please visit the Asante Centre website to access the brochure with waiver and registration information for child/youth minding.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No. We will have your name and registration information ready when you check in. Please make sure you arrive early to avoid lines so you don't miss the opening remarks at 8:30 am. Registration opens by 8:00.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
If you would like to change the attendee, you can do so by logging in to your Eventbrite account and following the steps, or contact the conference organizers at email@example.com.
What is the refund policy?
Refunds will be allowed up to the date of the registration deadline, Friday, November 18, 2016. You can request a refund through your Eventbrite account, or by contacting the conference organizers.
When & Where
FASD Collaboration Roundtable
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a term used to describe the range of effects caused by prenatal exposure to alcohol. Typical effects of alcohol exposure in utero may include physical, mental, social-emotional and behavioural concerns, with lifelong implications for the individual. Because of variable patterns of disabilities and strengths, as well as their particular life circumstances, each person with FASD has highly unique needs. No single program can respond to the full range of issues, and a fragmented overall response system is inevitably ineffective.
The FASD Collaboration Roundtable – as the name suggests – is a way of bringing together people from across systems to network, share information, discuss issues and problem-solve effective responses, then try to entrench that in policy and practice. The goal is to involve all of the key systems and agencies that deliver services to children, youth and adults with FASD in the greater community. In addition, the Roundtable welcomes the voices of parents, grandparents, other caregivers of individuals with FASD, as well as other advocates, for the experience-based perspectives these stakeholders bring to the discussion.