Clackamas County DD Program, as part of the DD Training Co-Op offers:
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Presenter: Lori Thompson, MS Ed
Date: Wed., March 28, 2012
Time: 9am – 12noon
Class site: Clackamas County Public Services
2051 Kaen Rd., Oregon City, OR 97045
From I-205, Oregon City/Molalla/Park Place Exit, Right on Beavercreek (Shari’s on Left), Left on Kaen. Rd.
Course Description: These disorders are currently recorded as the leading cause of intellectual disabilities in the United States. FASD occurs in 10 per 1,000 live births. FASD is not a diagnostic term. It refers to conditions such as: Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, Fetal Alcohol Effects, Alcohol-Relayed Neuron-Developmental Disorder and Alcohol –related birth defects. The estimated lifetime costs for one child with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome alone is $2 million. This workshop will help participants understand the damage that alcohol can have on the developing brain and provide practical strategies that are most effective when dealing with FASD within a family setting, foster home environment, group home and/or day program. Individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders present increasing challenges and often utilize a large portion of community based crisis stabilization services. This workshop is highly recommended for anyone who provides support services to individuals within the developmental disability community. The presenter, Lori Thompson, M.S. Ed, has over 30 years of experience working in the field of developmental disabilities.
Cost per registrant $25 (Co-Op member rate*) includes snacks and coffee/water
*Member agency staff, foster providers, & families of individuals in DD services get Co-Op rate, but DOUBLE for others.
Contact Robyn Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 503-557-2872 . Additional info about this and other DD Training Co-Op classes available at www.disabilitycompass.org .