Supporting professionals and families throughout Elgin, London, Middlesex and Oxford

What’s Happening

 

Open House 2016 Click to view.

International FASDay Open House on September 9, 2016 from 11:30-1:30 at 1250 Dundas  in the Katherine Harley Room. This event will provide valuable information for professionals, caretakers/parents and others interested in understanding how FASD affects the lives of everyone around us.

International FASDay 2015 – Click to view our FASD Awareness message.

Our priorities are to promote prevention, diagnostics and life-long supports and services.

Priority statement 2013

 

 

 

 

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Comments on: "What’s Happening" (2)

  1. Tracy Grant and Tracey Ashby - Co-Chairs of the FASD E.L.M.O. NETWORK said:

    May 2012 Symposium Greetings and Comments:

    …As an agency who works with both mothers and children affected by FASD, we know first hand the importance of educating both professionals and the public about this often misunderstood condition. As we all work, learn and grow together it is my hope that we can all, in some way, make a difference in our communities by providing appropriate support and understanding. We trust you had a powerful time of development at today’s event. Looking forward to serving our community together! Lori Wall, Executive Director, Fresh Start Maternity Supports- St.Thomas.

    Oxford Elgin Child and Youth Centre is very pleased to help sponsor this important Symposium. We are aware that alcohol can harm a developing baby and cause lifelong disabilities. Together we can help give every baby a healthy start.

    West Elgin Community Health Centre is pleased to be able contribute our support this symposium. We wish all the delegates and participants a very educational and productive day that will result in being able to offer even greater service to individuals with this challenging issue.

    …As the Children’s Aid Society, of London and Middlesex, we are the caregivers of many children and youth who have been exposed to substance use – alcohol. The enhanced capacity to ensure early education, identification, assessment and intervention as a result of this initiative is critical for all children and youth within our community. We commend the leadership shown by the participating community members and agencies. We fully endorse the vision and share in this common goal. We are truly, “All in this together”. Jane Fitzgerald, Executive Director of the Children’s Aid Society of London and Middlesex.

    It is important to continuously raise awareness about the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Ontario. I am proud that professionals from across Ontario are able to come together today and share the developments of their programs in order to address Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder in Ontario. I would like to thank the Thames Valley District School Board and the service providers involved in making this symposium happen. I hope everyone here today leaves with new knowledge, insight, and inspiration to continue their work with FASD. Sincerely, Jeff Yurek, MPP, Elgin-Middlesex-London

    On behalf of the Southwest Ontario Aboriginal Health Access Centre (SOAHAC) I extend greetings and express my gratitude to all of you for your attendance and participation in today’s symposium on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder….Despite our years of involvement with the aspect of educating community members about FASD, SOAHAC still struggles with finding the most effective, uncomplicated means and ways of supporting families who may have someone living with FASD. Through continued support of symposiums such as this, we look forward to a world of infinite possibilities where children are born healthy, unaffected by the adverse effects of drugs and alcohol … “we’re all in this together.” Brian Dokis, E.D. SOAHAC

  2. Message from Hon.Deb Matthews:
    Dear Craig, Juanita, Members and Guests,
    Thank you so much for inviting me to attend your conference. Unfortunately, I’m not in
    London today, so I’m not able to join you.
    This conference sounds like it will be a wonderful opportunity to discuss FASD and I
    want to thank everyone who has worked so hard behind the scenes to organize it.
    It’s crucial that we all work together to help those who are faced with challenges get the
    support and resources they need. There’s always more we can do and it’s because of
    events like this and people like you that we come up with innovative ways to help
    people in our community who are affected by FASD so they can live healthy, bright and
    successful lives.
    I hope you have a great day.

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