Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

When:
June 20, 2013 @ 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM
2013-06-20T16:30:00+00:00
2013-06-20T19:30:00+00:00
Where:
Northeast Portland Police Precinct, Community Room
449 Northeast Emerson Street
Portland, OR 97211
USA
Cost:
$20/co-op member, $40/non-member. (Check or money order payable to 'Community Vision Inc.')
Contact:
Alex Muller
503-292-4964 x127

Assigned Host:

Community Vision Inc.

Presenters:

Lori Thompson, MS Ed

Description:

These disorders are currently recorded as the leading cause of mental retardation in the United States. FASD occurs in 10 per 1,000 live births. FASD is not a diagnostic term, but refers to conditions such as: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Effects, Alcohol-Related Neuron-Developmental Disorder and Alcohol-related birth defects. The estimated lifetime costs for one child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome alone is $2 million. This workshop will explain the damage that alcohol can have on the developing brain and provide practical strategies most effective when 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.

Directions:

Near Killingsworth & MLK.
MAX stop on Killingsworth.
Near bus routes 6 & 72.

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