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The 6th National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Changing the Conversation

Conference Updates:

Registration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available.

BROCHURE is now available.

Conference Dates:

Wednesday, April 9 - Saturday, April 12, 2014

Conference Location:

The Hyatt Regency Vancouver
655 Burrard Street,
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada V6C 2R7

Conference Description:

It is imperative to a just society to acknowledge, address and support adolescents and adults with fetal
alcohol spectrum disorder within the context of ethical service provision. Now is the time for the exploration,
examination and deliberation of what we do, how we do it and how we might change.

The conference will bring together a diverse group of professionals, families and individuals with FASD to
discuss research, evidence, model practice and ideas to expand how we sustain and enhance the lives of
individuals with FASD. Participants will consider and debate how we continue to build on strengths and
modify existing programs, services and systems to address barriers to ethical practice in healthcare, housing, social services, mental health, criminal and civil justice, employment and education. Participants will explore ideas for the creation and provision of integrated and collaborative approaches across systems with an emphasis on inclusion, creating a good life, social justice and practicality.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss projects, programs and practices and new research findings including the ethical implications for improving the lives of adolescents and adults with FASD
  • Explore and examine ethical issues within service delivery and support for adolescents and adults with FASD and their families
  • Consider and explore new ideas and possibilities for the development of promising practices
  • Directly hear and learn from individuals with FASD

Who Should Attend:

The conference will be essential for those living or working with adults with FASD. It will also be of critical
interest for those supporting adolescents with FASD and planning for their futures. It will be of particular
interest to the following professionals/individuals noted below. And as always, we are honoured to have
individuals with FASD as our guests.

- administrators/managers
- alcohol & drug workers
- corrections workers
- counselors
- educators/administrators
- elected offi cials/hereditary
- employment services
- ethicists
- family members
- financial planners
- First Nations, Metis and Inuit

- government officials
- housing officials/providers
- immediate and extended family
- individuals with FASD
- judges
- lawyers
- members of faith communities
- mental health specialists
- nurses
- occupational therapists
- physicians
- police officers

- policymakers
- private/public funders
- program providers
- psychiatrists
- psychologists
- researchers
- social service providers
- social workers
- speech language pathologists
- spouses/partners
- vocational rehab service


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“The children's exhibits were excellent. All presentations were to an excellent and highly useful standard."

- Psychologist (Adolescents and Adults with FASD 2012)

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