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For more information on any of the Asante Centre's education and training events, please contact us.
Members of the the Asante Centre team develop and host workshops, present at conferences and participate in a variety of community educational activities. Topics include various issues relevant to FASD, such as prevention of prenatal alcohol use, introduction to FASD, assessment and diagnosis of FASD, strategies for support, the impact of FASD in legal settings, classroom accommodations for students with FASD, strategies and self-care for caregivers, communication disability, mental health concerns, and more. All workshops are tailored to the needs of the audience, in terms of topic, length, format, location and presenters.
September 9th of each year marks International FASD Awareness Day, the ninth day of the ninth month in honour of the nine months of a healthy gestation. The celebration began in Auckland, New Zealand in 1999, reminding us all of the importance of avoiding alcohol during pregnancy and breastfeeding. Today communities in every time zone of the world host local events to raise awareness and create understanding of FASD, both in terms of prevention and appropriate support for those living with FASD.
Each year the Asante Centre hosts an event in the Ridge Meadows area to celebrate International FASD Awareness Day. For more information on plans for this September, please visit the events and news section of our homepage.
The Asante Centre provides professional consultation services for the support of individuals living with FASD. Whether you are a teacher, a lawyer, a medical practitioner, a social worker or a family member, the Asante Centre can provide appropriate expert advice and one-on-one instruction to help you support a child, youth or adult with FASD.
Service providers are offered the chance to attend the Asante Centre to observe the assessment and diagnostic process, as well as for FASD training specific to their field. Service providers, ranging from medical doctors to parole officers, can learn about prevention, intervention, strategies and best practices.