FASDlive 2012: Featured Sessions 1
People from across Canada are registering for FASDlive 2012. This conference will provide a wonderful opportunity to learn from others in the FASD field and network with people doing similar work.
We are pleased to announce two new sessions for FASDlive 2012:
Concurrent Session A8: Myles Himmelreich, Motivational Speaker, Calgary AB
Myles lives successfully with a medical diagnosis within Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. He is a gifted speaker and has provided numerous presentations on various aspects of living with FASD, including education, prevention, addiction, and mentorship. Myles shares his personal and professional experiences with humour and honesty for the benefit of others living with FASD and people providing supports.
Concurrent Session B2: Photovoice: The story of one mother and her biological daughter navigating the system
The journey of a parent is explored through a Photovoice project completed as a mother daughter duo. This journey will explore the issues faced by a birth mother as she faces stigmatization, lack of supported services, overwhelming parenting issues, and circumstances including poverty, while also enjoying the unconditional love of a child, triumphs and failures in raising a teen living with FASD, and the strength needed to support a biological child in a system that punishes birth mothers.
This story is special because it is told in part by a young lady living with FASD. The photos were taken by this birth mother’s Charismatic, Wise, Self Reflective daughter whose photographic talent is a testament to her own strength and the strength of her mother.
Join us at FASDlive 2012
FASDlive 2012: Expanding our Vision will be held at the Saskatoon Inn in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan from September 12 - 14, 2012 and will address critical areas in FASD. The two-day conference is followed by a one-day post conference symposium, which is open to all.
Reminder: Early Bird Deadline
The early bird deadline for the reduced registration is August 1. More information about the conference, the sessions and speakers can be found on the Prevention Institute website.