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The Importance of Recognizing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) as Key to Improving Outcomes for Individuals, Families, and Agencies



Audience

Clinical Professionals, State Center and State Hospital Staff, and Provider Staff including Direct Support Professionals.

Purpose

A one day conference hosted by the Office of Developmental Programs and the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services The Importance of Recognizing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) as Key to Improving Outcomes for Individuals, Families, and Agencies.

July 18, 2018
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Child Welfare Resource Center
403 E Winding Hill Rd.
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Conference Description

There are many reasons for "difficult" behaviors  and lack of response to typical approaches.  One of these is prenatal  exposure to alcohol.  As our diagnostic capability for FASD is extremely  limited throughout the country, most individuals with an FASD are not  correctly diagnosed.  They may receive misdiagnoses of Autism, ADHD,  Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Bipolar Disorder and others.  This session  provides an overview of the latest knowledge about FASD, examines the  brain basis of behaviors in those with an FASD, illustrates the importance of  correctly identifying individuals who may have an FASD, and provides  strategies to improve outcomes. 

Registration Fee: There is no registration fee to participate in this event.

Register online.

Questions: Email Robin Levine at rlevine@columbusorg.com.