Upcoming Events 2022
May 18, 2022 2:00-3:00 p.m. Central Time (3:00-4:00 p.m. ET)
Presenter: Elizabeth Cleveland, Ph.D., CCC-SLP Specialty Diagnostic Resource Center
Sponsored by Specialty Diagnostic Resource Center
This webinar will explore the inner workings of cognition and communication and explain how each impacts the other. Participants will learn the basics of executive function, language processing, and pragmatic language and why they are impaired in individuals with FASD and what that impairment looks like. Examples of accommodations and intervention strategies for cognitive and communication impairments will be described throughout this webinar.
June 14, 2022 2:00-3:30 p.m. ET
Presenter: Kathy Hotelling, Ph.D. ABPP
Parent, Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Co-founder and Board Chair, NCFASD Informed
This webinar will focus on parental grief associated with raising a child with an FASD. While workshops focus on learning about our children, interacting with them, seeking appropriate services for them, and practicing self care, rarely is grief discussed. Grief is a powerful emotion which is usually associated with death or the loss of a relationship. When we parent an individual with an FASD, we experience grief whether we acknowledge this to ourselves or others. Grieving is unique, but universal. How will accepting our grief embolden us? Plenty of time will be provided for dialogue.
June 22, 2022 2:00-5:00 p.m. 5:00-8:00 p.m. ET)
Presenter: Nate Sheets, BBA FASD Consultant, Cognitive Supports
This webinar focuses on the essential, everyday supports people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders need in order to think, learn, interact, and regulate. We will cover frequent challenges caregivers and professionals encounter when trying to implement supports, as well as practical steps to move forward and improve. Participants will leave the webinar with strategies they can begin to use immediately.
July 14, 2022 3:00-4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
Presenter: Leigh E. Tenkku Lepper, PhD, MPH Professor Emerita
This webinar will be a presentation of the online training program located on CatalystLearningCenter.org titled, Alcohol SBI Training for the Healthcare Professional. The presentation will discuss the results of the study that was conducted showing a significant increased confidence level by providers on talking with their patients/clients about alcohol use. The course is continuously viewed and completed by a wide range of professionals.
The National FASD Collaborative Project was created in late 2020 from a discussion within the NOFAS Affiliate Network, when a need was identified to increase effective supports and evidence-based training at a national level related to FASD. FASD organizations from around the U.S. joined forces under the notion that if we each "give a little," we can create more dynamic FASD systems of care nationally.
The first initiative of the Collaborative Project was the creation of a national support group calendar.The National FASD Collaborative Project is now offering 17 online FASD support groups to caregivers, birthmothers, and self-advocates nationally! These support groups are run by a range of leading organizations and experts in the field of FASD. The support group calendar is an ongoing program through the National FASD Collaborative Project and over time, we hope to expand our support group offerings with the addition of new support groups by existing or new organizations.
Webinar Training is available for professionals, caregivers, individuals with FASD - anyone who wants to learn more about FASD. The National FASD Collaborative Project will be hosting thirty-nine free webinars for the 2021-2022 academic year, from September 2021 through August 2022.
Nearly all webinars this year will be recorded and added to the 2021-2022 Recorded Webinars page for on-demand viewing as the year progresses.
Information about continuing education graduate credit and certificates of completion can be found here.
Want a printable handout of our entire 2021-2022 webinar series to share with others or review yourself? You can find an 8-page .pdf copy to print or share here.