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Another FASD summer camp update!

Whitecrow Village

In last year’s post on FASD summer camps for kids with FASD, we mentioned the FASD LIFE Sessions offered by Whitecrow Village. LIFE Sessions reinforce the concepts of structure, predictability/consistency, and respect through adapted activities for children with team leaders who have FASD themselves. These activities run concurrently with education sessions for adults. Children, families, and Whitecrow Village staff work and learn together to create a sense of community. All ages and family members welcome. Children under 19 must be accompanied by an adult caregiver or legal guardian.

We contacted Whitecrow Village to get the scoop on this year’s LIFE Sessions opportunities. They have let us know that they have received funding for at least 2 LIFE Sessions in BC this year and have proposed for one LIFE Session  in Alaska in late summer/early fall.

For more information about this year’s sessions and schedule, contact Whitecrow Village by phone or email, join their “Friends of Whitecrow Village” Facebook group, or check out the organization’s Facebook page. Head to the Whitecrow Village LIFE Sessions webpage to learn more about the content of the sessions.


Mark your calendars!


Parenting Children Who Have Been Prenatally Exposed 

A webinar from the North American Council on Adoptable Children aimed at developing parenting and teaching strategies through a better understanding of the effects of exposure to Alcohol and other drugs prenatally.

When: May 21, 2013. 7:00 PM Central time
Cost: $15 for NACAC Members, $20 for non-members


FASD Intervention Strategies Part I: A Global Approach to Interventions Appropriate to a Person with an FASD

Webinar presented by the Frontier Regional FASD Training Center. Susan Doctor, PhD discusses “global” intervention strategies aimed at all individuals with FASD and all situations that may occur.

When: May 23, 2013. 12:00 PM Central time
Cost: Free


Supporting Youth (12-18) with FASD

Workshop on youth with FASD from the Nanaimo FASD Society containing 4 sessions with different presenters:

  • FASD 101- The Basics
  • Issues Affecting Youth
  • Judicious Use of Medications in FASD
  • Real Life Situations- Parent Panel

When: June 1, 2013. 12:00 PM
Where: Nanaimo, BC
Cost: $20 for members, $40 for non-members


FASD Intervention Strategies Part II: The Hope is in the Interventions: A Comprehensive Model of Hope

Part 2 of Frontier Regional FASD Training Center’s FASD Intervention Strategies. Expanding on part 1, this presentation covers 3 types of intervention strategies: individual interventions, dynamic case management, and policy issues.

When: June 20, 2013. 12:00 PM Central time
Cost: Free

Registration is now open for the 2013 National FACE Roundtable and FASD conference in St John’s, NL.

FASD Throughout the Lifespan: September 5 & 6, 2013
14th Annual FACE Meeting: September 7, 2013
St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador
For conference program, details and registration link, please visit:
St. Johns

The warmer weather and the end of the school year looming on the horizon must have parents thinking about summer plans. I’ve noticed more than a few “special needs summer camps” search terms leading people to the blog. (Yup, that’s right, WordPress shows us which search terms our readers use to find us! We use your search terms to help guide the content of our posts).

We’ve contacted the good folks at Lakeland Centre for FASD, home of one of Canada’s only FASD-specific summer camps, in order to give you camp information as soon as it is available. The Lakeland website will soon be updated, and they have been kind enough to share their brochures with us for distribution in the meantime.

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Camp Information

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Camp Location and Contact Information


Click here to access last year’s feature on special needs summer camps and stay tuned for more updates on 2013 special needs summer camps!

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