From time to time, the Waterloo Region Family Network (WRFN) is asked to distribute information on behalf of third parties. WRFN provides general information to self-advocates and families of children with special needs. The information provided on this website is not a recommendation, referral or endorsement of any resource, therapeutic method, or service provider. WRFN is not responsible for any information or services provided by third parties. You are urged to use independent judgment when considering any resource.
Check out this online Canadian wide resource AIDE Canada | Resources for Autism & Intellectual Disability
Currently, PLAN (Psychology, Law and Neurodevelopment Research and Policy Group at U of G) are inviting youth and young adults between the ages of 12 and 24 with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) to participate in a study. Youth are eligible to participate whether or not they have had actual contact with the criminal justice system as our study asks about both hypothetical and real-world legal decisions. Youth will be asked to answer questions relevant to their own past experiences. In order to participate, youth must be able to speak English and must currently reside in Canada.
Interested individuals can contact us directly by email: [email protected] or by telephone at 519-824-4120 ext. 53622.
Welcome to February!
Inside the February issue of Family Pulse you will find information on:
How am I Feeling & What Would Best Serve?
What's Happening at WRFN
Community Info, Resources and Opportunities
It's FASD Awareness month!
We are excited to announce that our new and improved FASD website is now live!
You will notice that our website has changed a lot since the last time you checked in. Earlier this year we asked for your feedback and thanks to all of your responses we were able to completely revamp the FASD Ontario website.
Key features of the new FASD Ontario website include:
Check out the new website, by clicking here!
Foundations in FASD is a basic training course intended for everyone that will come into contact with individuals with FASD including all sectors of work, families, individuals with FASD, spouses, and the general public. This foundational level training program provides the perspective of individuals who have FASD, is evidence-based, employs a culturally sensitive approach, and is presented in a way that is responsive to the learners needs. This online basic training course will take on average two hours to complete.
Level 1 training will provide knowledge and understanding of:
an overview of FASD assessment and diagnosis in Canada
an introduction to FASD interventions and promising approaches
the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure on the fetus
the impact of alcohol on brain development
issues related to stigma and FASD
strategies for prevention and support
barriers to prevention and support
the signs and symptoms of FASD across the lifespan
A certificate will be provided to each participant upon completion.