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Invitation to Participate!
The ALBERTA FASD FAMILY ADVISORY COUNCIL is looking for participants for their study on inclusive employment. They are gathering information on the state of inclusive employment for individuals with FASD in Alberta. The purpose is to learn more about families’ views on ‘promising practices’, gaps and strengths in the support systems. Your views will help the Council to develop family - focused policy recommendations focused on achieving greater inclusive employment outcomes for adults with FASD.
To participate and share your family experiences with employment supports for adults with FASD. Please contact Kevin Veenstra at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (780) 451 3055 ext. 408. Interviews can be done in person or over the phone.
Volunteers Needed for Study of Brain Development
Participants are being recruited who have an FASD diagnosis who are 5 years of age and older. The study involves an MRI of the brain (~40 mins), followed by cognitive testing (~35 min) done on an iPad. The study takes ~2 hours in total, and is conducted at the University of Alberta Hospital. To apply to take part in the study, please contact email@example.com or call 780-492-3908. To learn more about the study, see here.
British Columbia Centre on Substance Abuse - Free Online Course
The Online Addiction Medicine Diploma is a free online certificate course targeted at health care professionals interested in learning more about providing care to patients with alcohol, tobacco, and opioid substance use disorders. The course is also open for anyone wishing to improve their knowledge of substance use and addiction. For info and how to register, see here.
AHS Complex Needs Initiative Webinar Series
AHS presents monthly webinars on topics related to complex needs clients. To see the list of webinars and how to register, click here.
Take Part in a U of C/Alberta Children's Hospital Study on the Effects of Alcohol on a Child's Brain
Researchers are seeking participants in this study aged 3-6 years old who were exposed to alcohol during pregnancy. Participants will undergo a cognitive and behavioural assessment and MRI scan. Caregivers will receive a summary of the child's cognitive and behavioural function, an image of the child's brain and reimbursement of travel costs. The child will also receive a toy.
If you're interested in this study, please contact Preeti Kar at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-955-2966. For more information, visit www.developmentalneuroimaginglab.ca.
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FASD Day 2017 - Thanks, everyone, for attending! See pics here!
At 9:09 on September 9 (the ninth day of the ninth month) – a time inspired by the nine months of pregnancy – people across the world gather every year to celebrate the successes of families and individuals affected by FASD.
STOP FASD Run
Thanks to Kari Weber for organizing the first STOP FASD Run at Edworthy Park and everyone who came out to raise awareness about FASD! To see more, click here.
Caregivers Night Out
The CFAN Caregivers Advisory Committee presented the Caregivers Night Out February 25, 2017. See here for pics of this fun evening!