September is FASD Prevention & Support Month – Attend the Webinar on September 27th!

We wanted to pass on some information from InclusionBC related to FASD Prevention & Support Month. During September, British Columbia proclaims September as FASD Prevention and Support Month, and communities across the province gather to raise awareness about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD). The first FASD day was celebrated on September 9, 1999, and in 2016 FASD day was expanded to become a month of awareness.

Surrey Place Webinar – FASD: A Whole-Body Diagnosis

This year, Surrey Place will recognize FASD Prevention and Support Month through a free webinar FASD: A Whole-Body Diagnosis. The hour and a half event will be held on Monday, September 27, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (EDT) / 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. (PST).

The webinar features Myles Himmelreich, peer mentor and international motivational speaker. Myles will speak about his lived experience and the newest research findings on the correlations of physical impacts due to prenatal alcohol exposure. A clinical FASD specialists and a parent advocate will join Myles to share their experience and practice.

FASD: A Whole-Body Diagnosis will equip individuals, families, caregivers, and the community with information to understand that FASD is a whole body-diagnosis and provide tools to improve health outcomes and life expectancy. Participants will also have the opportunity to ask questions during a live Q&A session and learn where to access resources on FASD.

To register, please click here.