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“Trying Differently Rather Than Harder”: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Does FASD really impact our classrooms? Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is one of the most prevalent brain-based disabilities. Many experts in the field believe FASD is a national health crisis. Nearly 180,000 newborns in the U.S. every year are exposed to heavy or binge drinking—the highest risk for FASD—during their prenatal development. As a result, there is a growing need for educators to acquire increased knowledge, practical skills and effective accommodations to support children and families living with FASD. This interactive and highly engaging workshop will review the five pillars for success when working with students with FASD. Participants will transfer newfound knowledge and never-before-seen strategies about FASD into practical and meaningful ways to try differently, not harderwhen working with students and families affected by FASD.

At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the primary characteristics of FASD-What does it really look like?
  • Effectively describe the common learning and behavioral characteristics of children with FASD
  • Dispel myths and misconceptions about FASD
  • Identify common co-occurring/misdiagnoses of FASD
  • Learn practical adaptation strategies and accommodations to achieve successful outcomes in the classroom
  • Discover realistic expectations, interventions, and supports that can help students with FASD to learn the skills they need to lead productive lives.

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(6) CPE
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Contact Person:
Alma Reinhart
L'Rae Watson
Assistant Principal, Principal, Special Education Director, Special Education Teacher, Teacher (All Level)
Date Time Location
6/1/2023 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Region 17 ESC - South Conference A, South Conference F
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