Join us for the 18th year of International FASD Awareness Day. In celebration of Awareness Day, the Network will be holding a week of activities.
Half-price Frontline Training
9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Network Office (Room 122)
For the first day of our FASD Awareness week activities, the Network is offering our monthly Frontline training session for half-price.
Frontline Part 1 - “The Basics” from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
During this 3 hour training you will learn about primary disabilities and how they relate to an individual’s behaviours and actions as well as how they may cause secondary disabilities. This session also incorporates interactive components which allow frontline workers to experience what it feels like to live with FASD.
Frontline Part 2 - “Strategies” from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
The second 3-hour training session focuses on real life tips and strategies. Attendance at a Frontline Part 1 session is a prerequisite for this training to ensure an appropriate level of knowledge regarding FASD. During this training workers will benefit from practical strategies and a toolkit that they can utilize when supporting an individual with FASD. When possible, Frontline part 2 will be co-presented with an individual living with the disability who offers insight into what life is really like with FASD.
Human Rights & Advocacy Workshop
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Network Office (Room 201)
What are human rights? This workshop is for individuals living with FASD, we'll learn what our rights are and we'll learn about the rights of individuals who live with disabilities. We'll learn to identify when our rights have been violated and where to go if this happens.
Text: (306) 291 - 9969
2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Saskatoon Police Station
The Saskatoon City Police and the FASD Network are partnering for our third annual event to promote interaction between the Saskatoon City Police and youth living with FASD.
This year, we invite children living with FASD, between the ages of 6 – 12, to join us at the Saskatoon Police department where they will be partnered with an office and a member of the Network staff to spend the afternoon in creating their own cardboard fort.
This afternoon of fun will teach children living with FASD that police officers are safe members of the community while also providing education and awareness of FASD to our local law enforcers.
There are only 8 spots available.
Living with FASD
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Saskatoon Farmer’s Market
Our main event for FASD Awareness week is an evening of presentations at the Saskatoon Farmer’s Market. Our very own training co-ordinator, Shana Mohr will discuss the impact of stigma on the lives of people with FASD and how we, as a community, can work to stop discrimination and misconceptions.
The first presentation will be by Niall Schofield. After years of struggling with his disability, Niall has accepted the fact that he lives on the spectrum and is sharing his personal experiences to empower other individuals living with FASD to find hope and strength within their disability.
Anna Niessen will conclude the evening with a presentation about her journey as a birth mother to a daughter who lives with FASD and the importance of understanding, not judging others.