Registration is now open for the 7th Annual Fall FASD Conference: Untangling Anxiety.

The conference will be held on Saturday, November 22nd, 2014 at Douglas College in New Westminster, British Columbia.

Follow the link for the full conference brochure.

The conference has been organized by the FASD Collaboration Roundtable -which 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.

Each year the Roundtable focuses on a different topic relevant to FASD such as sensory integration, depression, trauma or attachment. This year the topic is on addressing FASD and anxiety.

Conference participants will:

  • Learn about emerging knowledge of anxiety as it relates to individuals with FASD and their caregivers
  • Learn about current practices and supports available for individuals living with FASD who also  experience anxiety
  • Learn self care strategies for caregivers and support professionals who experience anxiety while  supporting individuals with FASD
  • Network and liaise with families and professionals

For more information, visit the Asante Centre website.