Workshops For School Professionals
For School Professionals
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD):
Surviving in the Classroom; Tips for Teachers
October 28, 2014 4:00 – 6:00 pm 3837 Secor Road
(Sisters of Notre Dame Campus-corner of Secor and Monroe )
For the majority of individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) their average to above average intel¬ligence and verbal skills mask their disabilities. Their behaviors get labeled op¬positional, lazy, and defiant. This workshop provides basic information on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) and some practical strategies for the classroom.
1 in 100 children may be affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, yet many are undiagnosed.
Double ARC was founded by educators who collaborated with health care and social service providers to find answers to problems parents and teachers identified in children. Double ARC collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and others to develop a curriculum for teachers. Through knowledge, coping skills and problem-solving practice, participants will be able to discover which are most beneficial in working with their child’s current issues.
Presenter: Sr. Suzette Fisher, SND, M. Ed, Ed.S
Sr. Suzette, Director of Client Services, earned her M.Ed. and Specialist Degree from Bowling Green State University. She co-founded Double ARC in 1992 and soon after became immersed in the field of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Instrumental in developing Double ARC’s multi-disciplinary FASD diagnostic team that was trained by Sterling Clarren, M.D. in Seattle, Sr. Suzette continues to serve on that team. In addition to presentations at local, state, and national conferences she provides advocacy services for clients in school, judicial and social service settings. Prior to Double ARC she served in education for twenty two years as teacher and principal in schools in Ohio, Illinois, and Indiana.
Fee: $50/each, $45/each for 3 or more professionals from the same school
Registration attached – please mail with check payable to Double ARC or payment can be made on line on our secure web site.
Registration due: October 20, 2014
FASD in Adolescents
This workshop will discuss the challenges of FASD during adolescence. Parents, and professionals will learn strategies for helping young people with FASD negotiate their teen years.
Monday, January 26, 2015 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. 2.0 contact hours
How to Say “No” Without Saying “No”
“No!”. Most kids don’t like to hear it and parents don’t like to use it. When individuals with FASD hear “No” they often respond with inconsolable meltdowns. This workshop will provide creative ways to say “No” that will improve compliance without the chaos.
Thursday, November 20, 2014 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. 2.0 contact hours
Location: Double ARC, 3837 Secor Road, Toledo, Ohio 43623 (located at the corner of Secor & Monroe) Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.
For more information contact Sister Suzette Fisher at 419.724.1353 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.