Understanding Issues of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
November 8, 1:30- 4:30 p.m., St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Westminster Room, 54 Queen Street North
Issues of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Strategies for Parents
November 8, 7:00-9:00 p.m., St. Andrews Presbyterian Church, Westminster Room, 54 Queen Street North
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and the Criminal Justice System
November 9, 12:00-1:30 p.m., Region of Waterloo Council Chambers, 2nd floor, 150 Frederick Street
http://www.fasdjustice.on.ca, http://www.aboriginallegal.ca, http://://www.ccsa.ca
Many FASD affected persons who find themselves in the criminal justice system have not yet had their disability diagnosed. FASD brain damage may compromise a person's ability to understand or control their behaviour, to understand the court process, or to instruct counsel. Around 50% of those over the age of 12 have disrupted school experiences and trouble with the law, which may be frequently severe enough to result in confinement. How does the Court appreciate the challenges faced by a person with FASD, but at the same time give them appropriate consequences for their behaviour? (Feel free to bring your lunch along.)
Events are free! Pre-registration is encouraged
but not essential.
In The Mind's Eye 2007: Issues of Substance Use in Film + Forum has drawn more than 1,700 participants from across southwestern Ontario thus far. The series features more than 60 free events until the end of November.
For more information, visit http://www.inthemindseye.ca.