2019 Fall FASD Forum
“It’s a Brain Thing: Cognitive Supports for People with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders and Other Neurological Disorders”
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This workshop is created for you if you:
- Care for someone with diagnosed or suspected Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
- Struggle to understand challenging behaviors of someone with FASD
- Want to know what you can do to help someone with FASD be successful
- Want to avoid your own BURN-OUT while caring for someone with FASD
- Work as a:
- Parent/Caregiver of a child or adult with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
- Adoption Support Counselor
- Behavioral Therapist
- Residential Treatment or Correctional Social Worker, Psychologist, Therapist
- Group home provider for adults with developmental disabilities
- Teacher or Job Coach for individuals with developmental disabilities
What you will receive:
- A day-long workshop filled with practical tools and strategies for preventing and for dealing with the challenging, risk-taking, and self-defeating behaviors associated with FASD
- A new way to look at behaviors and expectations through a “Cognitive Skills Lens”
- “Ask the Expert” opportunity to get your most pressing behavioral concerns addressed
- Opportunities to individualize concepts and tools to your particular situation and setting
Our Presenter: Nate Sheets is an international FASD behavior consultant, speaker, and advocate. He has a decade of experience in the developmental disability field and helps families, schools, mental health programs, and government agencies understand the needs of people with FASDs. Nate is interested in taking neuropsychology concepts and finding practical ways to apply them to challenging behaviors in a way that values the dignity and respect of all people involved. Nate works with both children and adults, and provides free videos to parents and professionals at www.youtube.com/oregonbehavior. He is a producer and co-host on the “It’s a Brain Thing” podcast, and is producing two video series on FASDs.
American Family is a non-smoking facility; no use of tobacco products or electronic cigarettes is allowed on the grounds. This includes the interior and exterior of all buildings, parking ramps, parking lots, and even your personal vehicle while it is on the American Family campus.