Welcome to Double ARC
Persons affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) need the support of both family and professionals in order to live successfully. Double ARC provides diagnosis, education and support for parents whose child is struggling with the effects of prenatal alcohol exposure.
Often adoptive parents are unaware their child may have been prenatally exposed to alcohol but they know that their child struggles with problem solving skills, memory problems, impulsivity, poor judgement and may lack social skills. Often children are diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) yet the root cause may be alcohol exposure. Double ARC is always available to talk about your child’s issues so that we can determine whether we can help you and your child.
As leading strategists for providing the best possible education for children, Double ARC provides consultation and staff development opportunities so that educators, health care providers, and professionals in the judicial and social service arenas are equipped to support children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
Take Advantage of Our Expert Workshops for
Parents, Children Education Professionals and Others
Double ARC offers many workshops to help children with brain damage and those caring for them. Please Click on the Workshops Tab to get a full listing of our workshop schedule and information on registration.
Here’s what we offer:
- Children’s Friendship Training-focuses on parent assisted social skills training with particular attention given to development of best friend relationships. This training is for parents and children in separate sessions for each.
- Triumph Through the Challenges of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders– examines characteristics of FASD, strategies for addressing a child’s inappropriate behavior, coping skills for parents, and much more.
- How to Say “No” Without Saying “No”! – learn creative ways to say “No” that will improve compliance without chaos.
- Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders in Adolescents– parents and professionals can learn strategies on helping young people with FASD or other brain damage negotiate their teen years. We also offer monthly
- Parent Support Group meetings on the second Wednesday of the month.
- Plus the Northwest Ohio FASD Network welcomes you to a monthly first Friday meeting to build awareness, prevention and education in the community and support caregivers and individuals living with FASD.
- For Teachers: Surviving in the Classroom; Tips for Teachers – if you have students with average intelligence but their behaviors seem oppositional, lazy or defiant and nothing seems to work, consider attending this workshop which will provide problem-solving practice, knowledge and coping skills for working with children with brain damage. Learn the difference between “I can’t” and “I won’t” behavior.
- For Social Service Providers: Demystifying FASD – Learn screening techniques, strategies, causes, prevalence and a means of prevention. A special video by Dr. Sterling Clarren, who developed the first pediatric clinics focused on FASD, is included in this two-part training.
Call us at (419) 479-3060 for more information.
Double ARC, serves children and their families who are affected by prenatal alcohol exposure to reach their full potential through education, intervention and advocacy. Double ARC is sponsored by the Sisters of Notre Dame.
Double ARC is a 501(c)3 nonprofit founded by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1992 to address the needs of children in the regular classroom whose behavior and academic challenges put them at risk for failure or suspension. It continues today to serve children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).
In 2006 Double ARC became the Ohio affiliate of NOFAS, the National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. This positions Double ARC as part of the national efforts to bring awareness about the dangers of drinking alcohol during pregnancy to the national level and to seek services and funding that will benefit those affected and their families. This website is made possible through a grant from NOFAS.