Living With FASD 2013 Summit A 12 Day Resource for Families Living With Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

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Are you a parent (biological, foster, step,adoptive, grand, etc.) living with someone who has Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)? Areyou hungry to connect with other parents and hear
about strategies from experts, especially those who have raised children with FASD? Yet can’t afford the time away from home or the cost of travel and hotel to attend conferences on FASD?
The Living With FASD telesummit may be exactly what you’'ve been looking for! The purpose of this telesummit is to provide families with information about practical strategies to implement at home, based on the newest FASD research. Speakers have been  specially selected because they have experience on a professional level and also have first-hand experience raising children with FASD.
During the telesummit, discover:
- How to engage mental health providers in a positive way while questioning their decisions;
- How to accept your limitations and your child’s;
- How to redefine your hopes and dreams while coping with grief;
- How transforming feelings of frustration and anger to compassion can heal your relationships;
- How sensory processing challenges affect behavior and learning;
- Strategies for individuals with FASD to be successful when it comes to competitive employment;
- The role of nutrition and FASD;
- How to assess the extent of caregiver stress you may be experiencing;
- How to talk about FASD and drinking during pregnancy with those who are affected;
- How spiritual practices can create routines and structures that anchor success for people with FASD.
Special Welcome Event & Series Overview­David Gerry and Cheryl Sivertson

Monday September 9th, 2013
10:00 am PDT (Los Angeles), 1:00 pm (New York),
6:00 pm BST (London), Tue Sept 10th at 3:00 am AEST (Sydney)
David Gerry
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Host of “Living With FASD” telesummit, Co-chair, Advisory Panel of HerWay Home, Former Executive Director of The FASD Community Circle A special welcome and introduction by David
Gerry, host of this series. Cheryl Sivertson, his business partner and long time friend, will interview David. You will discover how David came to be a foster parent of two children with FASD
and how this experience set him (and his wife Grace) on a new life-altering path.
Gain an overview of what you'll experience in the series and how to prepare yourself to get the most out of it; strategies and tips David learned while parenting two children with FASD; how David and his wife Grace went about lobbying, and ultimately creating, new government services for family's living with FASD; the top five things every parent new to FASD must know; unanticipated gifts David received during the course of parenting.
Program & Speaker Topics
For comprehensive topic descriptions and
schedules, check out the
<>Program page
(or check each speaker’s individual page).

Monday September 9th, 2013
2:00 pm PDT­Brenda M. Knight
<>Building a Foundation For the Safety and Wellbeing of Children With FASD, and Ourselves as Parents

Tuesday September 10th, 2013
10:00 am PDT­Kathleen Tavenner Mitchell
<>Creating a Circle of Hope: Preventing FASD by Supporting Women

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013
2:00 pm PDT­Dr. Lenora Marcellus
<>Breaking the Cycle Begins with Respect: A Woman-Centered Approach to FASD Prevention

Wednesday September 11th, 2013
10:00 am PDT­Diane Black, Ph.D.
<>Nutrition for FASD

Wednesday, September 11th, 2013
2:00 pm PDT­Claire D. Coles, Ph.D.
<>Be the Solution: Interventions for FASD

Thursday September 12th, 2013
10:00 am PDT­Rod Densmore, MD
<>FASD & Transcending Caregiver Stress

Thursday September 12th, 2013
2:00 pm PDT­Grace Gerry, CPCA
<>Practical Tools For Complex Life Skills­A Parental Toolkit To Teach Social Skills And Relieve Caregiver Stress

Friday September 13th, 2013
10:00 am PDT­Brenda McCreight, Ph.D.
<>30 Years of Learning: The Gift of Raising Children and Adults With FASD

Friday September 13th, 2013
2:00 pm PDT­Kim Barthel, OTR
<>Sensory Processing In Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Saturday September 14th, 2013
10:00 am PDT­Dan Dubovsky
<>FASD & Multiple Mental Health Issues and the Risks of Misdiagnosis

Saturday September 14th, 2013
2:00 pm PDT­Diane V. Malbin, MSW
<>FASD: What’s the Brain Got to do with it?

Sunday September 15th, 2013
10:00 am PDT­Brenda Knight & Erin Reimer-Mayzes
<>FASD: I was Really a Teenager Until I was 30 (TBA minutes)

Susan Fleisher
<>My Child and the FASD Charity She Inspired: Finding the Balance

Monday September 16th, 2013
10:00 am PDT­Simona Pichini, Ph.D.
<>FASD: Managing Conflict in the Home

Monday September 16th, 2013
2:00 pm PDT­Janet Christie
<>FASD: Insights from a Mother

Tuesday September 17th, 2013
10:00 am PDT­Marsha Wilson
<>FASD: Everybody, One Thing

Tuesday September 17th 2013
2:00 pm PDT­Marcel Gagnon
<>How spiritual practices can create routines and structures that anchor success for people with FASD

Wednesday September 18th, 2013
10:00 am PDT­Chelsea Dotchak
<>Growing Up With FASD

Wednesday September 18th, 2013
2:00 pm PDT­Vivien Lourens
<>FASD Ripples: How One Family Made A Difference

Thursday September 19th, 2013
10:00 am PDT­Anne Russell
<>Building a Foundation For the Safety and Well-being of Children With FASD, and Ourselves as Parents

Thursday September 19th, 2013
2:00 pm PDT­Ro deBree
<>FASD, parenting and how to overcome Complex Traumatic Stress Disorder

Friday September 20th, 2013
10:00 am PDT­Erin Reimer-Mayzes
<>FASD: I Don’t Live in That Box

Special Series Finale­David Gerry and Cheryl Sivertson
Friday September 20th, 2013
2:00 pm PDT (Los Angeles), 5:00 pm (New York),
10:00 pm BST (London), Sat Sept 21st at 7:00 am AEST (Sydney)
David Gerry
+1 (250) 889-1429

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