Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

When:
October 17, 2014 @ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
2014-10-17T09:00:00-07:00
2014-10-17T12:00:00-07:00
Where:
Northeast Portland Police Precinct, Community Room
449 Northeast Emerson Street
Portland, OR 97211
USA
Cost:
$25/co-op member, $50/non-member. (Payable to 'DePaul Industries.')
Contact:
Harmony Redmond
503-331-3835

Assigned Host:

DePaul Industries

Presenters:

Lori Thompson, M.S. Ed.

Description:

These disorders are currently recorded as the leading cause of intellectual disabilities in the United States. FASD occurs in 10 per 1,000 live births. FASD is not a diagnostic term. It refers to conditions such as: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Effects, Alcohol-Relayed Neuron-Developmental Disorder & Alcohol–related birth defects. The estimated lifetime costs for one child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome alone is $2 million. This workshop will help participants understand the damage that alcohol can have on the developing brain and provide practical strategies that are most effective for dealing with FASD within a family setting, foster home environment, group home and/or day program. Individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders present increasing challenges and often utilize a large portion of community based crisis stabilization services. This workshop is highly recommended for anyone who provides support services to individuals within the developmental disability community.

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