Children and adults prenatally exposed to alcohol show disabilities in social and adaptive function that persists throughout their life.
This conference will provide an expansive overview of diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and implications of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Attendees will leave with an understanding of FASD and how to advocate for needed intervention in the medical, social services, mental health, educational and juvenile justice systems. Opportunity to network and build local coalitions with professionals working with children and adults with FASD.
Target audience includes physicians, nurses, disability rights lawyers, child advocates, juvenile and criminal attorneys, teachers, early intervention specialists and parents of children with FASD.
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9:00: Registration and Check In
9:30: Welcome Richard Heyl de Ortiz Executive Director, Adoptive and Foster Family Coalition of New York
9:45 – 10:35: A Disability by Any Other Name: Why Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Have not been Diagnosed and Treated (and what you can do about it) Douglas Waite, M.D. Medical Director, The Keith Haring Clinic
10:40 – 11:30: Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: What’s New and What You Should Do! Larry Burd, Ph.D., Director North Dakota FASD Clinic
11:40 – 12:30: Stamping out the Stigma: Investigating and Documenting the Alcohol History of the Birth Mother William J. Edwards, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County
12:30 – 1:30: Lunch (on your own)
1:30 – 2:20: Social-Emotional Deficits of Children and Youth with FASD: Barriers to Obtaining Appropriate Services Dr. Stephen Greenspan, Ph.D. Professor Emeritus of Educational Psychology at the University of Connecticut
2:40 – 3:20: Legal Advocacy in New York: Accessing Services and Supports for Children and Adults with FASD Jennifer Monthie, Legal Director Disability Rights New York
3:30 – 5:00: Panel and Audience Discussion