Northeast Conference on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Children prenatally exposed to alcohol show disabilities in social and adaptive function that persists throughout the lifespan. This conference will provide an expansive overview of diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and implications of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD). Attendees will leave with an understanding of FASD and how to advocate for needed intervention in the medical, social services, mental health, educational, and juvenile justice systems.
- Opportunity to network & build local coalitions with professionals working with children and adults with FASD
- Target audience includes physicians, nurses, disability rights lawyers, child advocates, juvenile and criminal attorneys, teachers, early intervention specialists and parents of children with FASD
Carl Bell, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Public Health, University of Illinois, Chicago
Larry Burd, PhD., Director, North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center, University of North Dakota
William J. Edwards, Esq., Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County, CA
Diane Smith Howard, Esq. Senior Staff Attorney, National Disability Rights Network, Washington D.C.
Douglas Waite, MD, Medical Director, The Children’s Village and FASD Regional Education and Awareness Liaison, American Academy of Pediatrics
Colby College, National Organization on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and the Maine Developmental Disabilities Council