Friday, April 21, 2017
12 to 4 PM (BYO lunch. Sharing and conversation starts at noon. Meeting will start at 1:00.)
Hawthorn Branch Library
2707 E Washington Ave, Madison

 

WI FASD COALITION APRIL 21 MEETING AGENDA:

12:00 – 12:30  Gather for networking and general discussion.  Bring a lunch if you would like. 

12:30 – 4:00    Discussion and planning either by the whole group or in break-outs of the following projects:

  1. We will take a look at the ways in which the WI Long Term Care Functional Screen may be excluding individuals with an FASD who should qualify for services.  We have been invited to send our thoughts on how this screen impacts people with FASD to the WI Long Term Supports Division and to make suggestions for changing it.  If you can’t attend on the 21st but have a experience with applying for Long Term Supports for someone with an FASD, please share your story by email to Jackie before this meeting.  The more people we are representing, the more powerful our case will be.
  2. The FASD Speakers Bureau is moving into its second year and we will have a discussion and planning meeting for anyone interested in presenting on FASD at conferences or other venues.  This will start around 2 PM.  Also, please send me ideas of where you think presentations on this topic are relevant and needed.
  3. Planning for the 3rd Annual Fall 2017 WI FASD Coalition Conference around the theme of Expanding Family Supports for individuals, caregivers, and families dealing with FASD in WI.  If you are interested in working on planning for the fall conference and finding speakers to address the support needs of families and individuals with FASD, please let me know. 

WI FASD Coalition Vision Statement:
“Wisconsin is a place where: 1) we recognize and work to eliminate disabilities caused by consumption of alcohol during pregnancy and 2) people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and their caregivers and support teams are provided with necessary services, and are valued, included, and advocated for in the broader community.”

We will continue to revisit and refine our vision as we travel forward so that it unites us in a common purpose.

For more information, please contact Jackie Wille @ jwille@orchidsfasdservices.org.

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