Back to School #4: CCSA Report on Youth Alcohol Use

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This week we will focusing our Back to School posts on alcohol use among youth and post-secondary students. The Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction (CCSA) recently released several reports about alcohol use among post-secondary students, the first focusing on Youth Alcohol Use and Its Harms. In this report, findings are presented from a joint venture with the community … Read More

Back to School #3: FASD in Educational Settings. Part 2 – Dorothy Reid

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Dorothy Reid is the Co-Chair of the CanFASD Family Advisory Committee. She is also the owner of Reid Wellness Consulting, providing consultation and training to individuals and organizations on maintaining wellness. Dorothy previously worked with the Correctional System primarily in the area of mental health service development and delivery. She has extensive professional experience in working with individuals with FASD … Read More

Back to School #2: FASD In Educational Settings. Part 1 – Simon Laplante

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Simon Laplante is the Co-Chair of the CanFASD Family Advisory Committee and the adoptive father of a courageous young woman who struggles daily with ARND. He has a master’s degree in education and did his thesis on the impact of children with FASD on parents’ relationships with the school, community, and each other. Simon has been working in the Manitoba … Read More

Back to School!

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September usually means one thing: it’s time to go back to school! This transition can be particularly stressful for students with FASD, as well as their caregivers and teachers. Throughout the month of September, we will be posting a Back to School Series, highlighting different issues related to education and FASD. To kick off the series, we have summarized a … Read More

FASD Day Editorial from Audrey McFarlane

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In honour of International FASD Day 2018, CanFASD Executive Director, Audrey McFarlane, has written the following editorial on where we are today in the field of FASD, and a call to action on where we need to go.  To see Audrey’s recent interview in our FASD Day series, click here.   Today, on September 9th, Canada will recognize International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum … Read More

International FASD Awareness Day 2018

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FASD Day originated in Canada and is now recognized and celebrated in many countries around the world. Many local FASD groups host a wide variety of events and activities to bring recognition to the cause of FASD. The first FASDay was celebrated on September 9th, 1999. This day was chosen so that on the ninth day of the ninth month … Read More

Reminder: Applications for the International FASD Conference and Sterling Clarren Research Award are fast approaching!

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We want to remind everyone that there is still time to submit your abstract for the 8th International Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, March 6-9, 2019. Note that abstracts are due on Friday, September 7th. We also want to encourage students and early career researchers to apply for the Dr. Sterling Clarren FASD Research Award! This award has been … Read More

New Online Instructional Designer: Richard Mugford

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CanFASD would like to welcome Richard Mugford to the team! He has joined us as our newest member to help develop and monitor our online training curricula. Trained in Urban and Regional planning at Ryerson University, Richard has spent most of his career in the Homeless Serving Sector in Calgary, Alberta.  Richard has excelled at creating and implementing innovative programs … Read More

FASD Day Interview #6: The Honourable Larry Bagnell

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The honorable Larry Bagnell is the member of Parliament for the Yukon, affiliated with the Liberal Party. Mr. Bagnell has been active in politics representing the Yukon since 2000. Currently, he is chair of the Subcommittee on the Code of Conduct for Members of the HoC: Sexual Harassment, Standing Committee on Procedure and House Affairs, and Subcommittee on Agenda and … Read More

FASD Day Interview #5: Audrey McFarlane

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Audrey McFarlane has been the Executive Director for CanFASD for the last 2.5 years, and of the Lakeland Centre for FASD (LCFASD) for the past 20. Before becoming ED, Audrey had been on the board of CanFASD since 2005. Her interest in FASD began in the 1990s while she was working as a behavioral specialist for people with developmental disabilities. … Read More