When

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM EDT
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Where

The State Bar of Georgia Headquarters 
104 Marietta St NW #100
Atlanta, GA 30303
 

 
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More Information on FASD and the conference 

http://thegao.org/fasd

 

Questions? Email parent advocate Melissa Cook

mejcook@aol.com

 

 For CLE Questions, contact Kathleen A. Dumitrescu

kadumitrescu@atlantalegalaid.org 

Registration Includes:

Materials, a light breakfast, and lunch.

 

Presents 

TRAINING ON FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDERS

Sponsored by the Georgia Office of the Child Advocate

At the State Bar of Georgia in Atlanta, Georgia, Moderator: Thomas Donaldson, President, NOFAS

Prenatal alcohol exposure increases the risk for deficits in communication, daily living skills, and socialization behavior. Neurodevelopmental issues impacting a child’s actions in school, foster care placement, juvenile and adult detention, and/or other community agency settings may not be apparent. The lack of a proper diagnosis for a child with FASD/ND-PAE may deprive the child of adequate services or effective treatment to prevent recidivism and further involvement with the court system.

Individuals with FASD:

  • Are 19 times more likely to experience an intellectual disability.
  • Are 7 times more likely to experience ADHD.
  • Are 3 to 5 times more likely to experience a learning disability
  • Juveniles with FASD are 19 times more likely to be incarcerated than their peers without FASD.

Presenters include experts in the field:

  • Dr. Larry Burd, Ph.D., Director of the North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Clinic
  • Dr. Douglas Waite, M.D., Medical Director of The Keith Haring Clinic
  • William J. Edwards, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender, Mental Health Court
  • Dr. Paul Connor, Ph.D., specializes in cognitive and behavioral neuropsychological assessments
  • Legal advocates in Georgia

Click here to download the full agenda for the conference to read about the different presenters and their sessions.

FASD Seminar Registration: $40.00

  • $50.00 after Sunday, July 1, 2018

 

FASD Seminar Registration & CLE credit: $45.00

  • $55.00 after Sunday, July 1, 2018

 

Continuing education credits are available for professionals. Please use the link  above for registration with CLE credit. Participants wanting the 6 CLE credits are required to pay a $5.00 fee to have their attendance registered with the State Bar. Attendees registered for CLEs and signed in at the seminar  may then contact the State Bar of Georgia directly to pay for the full 6 CLE hours.

Interested in CEU credits? After completing registration and payment using the link above, please proceed to this link: https://bit.ly/2GQNq13.

Limited scholarships available to families including members living with FASD. Please email Anne Kuhns at akuhns@thegao.org for more information and to apply.