Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

When:
October 30, 2013 @ 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
2013-10-30T16:00:00+00:00
2013-10-30T19:00:00+00:00
Where:
Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church, Dining Room
5441 Southeast Belmont Street
Portland, OR 97215
USA
Cost:
$25/co-op member, $50/non-member. (Payable to 'Rainbow Adult Living.')
Contact:
Michele Barber or Jen Williams

Assigned Host:

Rainbow Adult Living

Presenters:

Lori Thompson, MS 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 and 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 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.

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