Sunbeam at 2023 Ottawa FASD Symposium- Time to Change

Michelle Hughes and Karen Huber from Sunbeam Developmental Resource Centre attended and presented at the 6th Annual FASD Symposium. FASD stands for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. It is a lifelong disability that affects the brain and body of people who were exposed to alcohol in the womb. The virtual conference was well attended and had people join from as far as New Zealand.

Sunbeam was well represented with Michelle and Karen offering three separate workshops.

Michelle presented on REACH For IT! an adapted recreation program for children youth and families with FASD. This is a unique program involving many community partners and has been adopted by other communities across Ontario.

Karen partnered with Krista from the Sexual Assault Support Centre of Waterloo Region. Karen and Krista presented on the Intersections of FASD and Human Trafficking/Sexual Exploitation.

And finally, Michelle and Karen presented on the gaps and potential solutions for the Transition to Adulthood for Individuals with FASD.

All workshops were well received, and new connections were made.

Karen Huber
Michelle Hughes

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