Historically many people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, also known as FASD, have not been understood or properly supported. This module will provide you with information and basic practical adjustments that can lead to good lives for the people you support who live with FASD.

This module includes presentations from Marsha Wilson, Myles Himmelreich, Christine Lilley, and Elizabeth McWilliams Hewitt.

Marsha Wilson uses her over 30 years of experience working with people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder to lend advice for those who support people with this disorder.

Myles Himmelreich, a well-known motivational speaker on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, shares his experiences, both challenges and sucess that he has faced living with FASD.

Christine Liley is a psychologist, whose focus has included many different kinds of neurodevelopmental disorders, including fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), intellectual disabilities, genetic syndromes, and learning disabilities.

Elizabeth McWilliam shares her experiences as a field worker of developental disabilities, including Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).

On successful completion of this module, you will be able to:

– Explain what Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder is and how it affects the brain.

– Understand the differences and difficulties that people with FASD experience.

– Describe a wide range of practical approaches and strategies to successfully support people who have FASD.

Module Length: 105 Minutes

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Autism and Sensory Processing

In our new module “Autism and Sensory Processing” we use a series of interactive films and activities to help your staff understand how their own sensory processing system works. This module expands on the learning provided in our module “Autism“. Understanding and gaining insight into your processing system takes time and effort.  Understanding someone else’s requires really careful observation, imagination, and empathy. With the aid of experts, Judith North and Simon Haywood, you will learn how your processing works and in turn we will teach you how to better understand and assist the processing realities of the people you support.


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 On successful completion of this module, your staff will be able to:

– Explain what processing is.

– Describe the strengths and limitations of their own processing system.

– Understand why processing and processing difference matter when working with people who have autism.

– Gain insight and understanding into the experiences and challenges of people living with processing difference in a world that is insufficiently aware and adapted to accommodate it.

– Refreame some “challenging behavior” as strategies for managing difficult (sometimes unbearable) processing challenges.

– Reflect on the life choices made by people who experience processing difference and how these need to be understood and supported.

Module length: 90 minutes

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