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Welcome to Support and Discussion Group for parents and caregivers of those of all ages affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). All meetings are currently held remotely. Please call or text 907.371-8247  or check Events page on this site for current schedule.

 

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What–Zoom or Call-In: Check-in for Alaska Families

When—Last Thursdays of the month, 9-10 a.m.

About — Join other caregivers of children and youth who experience an FASD for monthly informative conversations. This is a private Zoom for families and caregivers only. To receive the Zoom link or call in information, contact Jenn Wagaman at jenn.wagaman@alaskacenter.org or by phone or text at 907-371-8247.

Topics 

July 29 at 9 a.m. A Conversation About Supporting Youth in High School and Transition to Adulthood with Jeanne Gerhardt-Cyrus

Upcoming Sessions
Great news! Our Zoom Caregiver group will partner with the FASD Across the Lifespan series presenters starting in February. This series if open to families, caregivers and professionals and will be held the first Wednesdays of the month from 6:30-8 p.m. on Zoom, beginning in February and running through August.

Each month, the Lifespan session speaker will attend our Zoom Caregiver Group and give a brief follow up to the topics they covered in their session that month, followed by extra time for questions, or to delve into topics we didn’t have time to cover in the Lifespan Zoom.

Topics will be:
February: Introduction and Diagnosis (Spotlight on prevention)
March: Infant Learning and Early Intervention (Spotlight on sensory needs)
April: Preschool and social development (Spotlight on developing social skills)
May: School Age (Spotlight on learning challenges)
June: Middle School (Spotlight on challenging behaviors)
July: High School/Transition to Adulthood (Spotlight on dysmaturity)
August: Adulthood (Spotlight on interdependence)

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The goal of this group is to provide:

  • Emotional Support
  • Networking for Families
  • Information about Community Resources
  • Sharing of Ideas
  • Social Skills Groups
  • Training