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Wednesday, June 11, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

INDIAN FRIENDSHIP CENTRE

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On June 13, 2014 at 9 a.m., The FASD Conference Committee will be hosting a one day conference at Sault College here in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario.

The conference will last on Friday, June 13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The registration fee is $150.00, 3 or more from your agency $100 each.

Our Presenters are:

  • Priscilla Southwind from the North Shore Tribal Council is sharing with us “What is FASD”
  • Matt Sinclair will share his personal story about “Living with FASD”
  • Jeff Noble from Southern Ontario started his own consulting business when he became a “Caregiver to Someone Living With FASD”.
  • Melody Hawden from the Canadian Mental Health Association here in Sault Ste Marie will talk about the “Justice System and FASD”.
  • Tina Fascina, founder and director of ER Employment Consulting here in Sault Ste Marie will talk about people living with “FASD and Employment”.
  • Carol Trudeau & Kelly Colter from the Algoma District School Board to share with us the policy and practices with the Sault & area school system.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is a reality within Canada and is showing us that there are a high number of people who are and are not diagnosed. 

People Living with FASD need to understand what it is and how caregivers and social service agencies can provide support.  

The FASD Conference committee is a partnership between the local Indian Friendship Centre, Sault College, Sault College Native Studies, No FASD, FASDFOREVER, and the North Shore Tribal Council.

For registration information contact Maggie Antoniow at 705-256-5634 or akwego@ssmifc.ca

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blkpanther 6/11/2014 11:57:21 AM Report

Well, Glad I don't need to know more about this and I feel sorry for the ones that do. Why does it cost so much? Someone is lining their pockets? Sheesh!!
dadal 6/11/2014 12:44:12 PM Report

I agree. I'm sure someone with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder will be limited on funds
GoulaisMa*Pa 6/11/2014 12:48:20 PM Report

My goodness, there are costs associated with bringing together the folks needed to provide information and dicuss the range of associated issues. This is very complex and the costs in some cases would be to directly pay professionals in the field and pay any travel costs (hotels, meals, mileage etc) for them and for agencies providing their professionals free of charge who are not local. In addition, there would be supplies, materials, refreshments and staffing of the event itself. This is a non-profit organization that would not be able to underwrite the costs of the many worthy resources and services they continue to provide to the community and the cost of all the resources are considerably reduced by the strong base of volunteers and committed staff of the IFC. To surmise that pockets are being lined is a uninformed slap in the face.
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