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FASD AND THE “GREAT SCHOOL GAMBLE”

February 20, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 2:00 pm

Free

FASD AND THE “GREAT SCHOOL GAMBLE”

You’ve Got to Know When to Hold ‘Em,

Know When to Fold ‘Em

Know When to Walk Away, Know When to Run

We often feel like we are gambling with our kids, taking risky action in hope of a desired result, by sending them to school.  So often they do not fit, have no friends and the school does not understand their disability.  Parents are often frustrated as the they get yet another call from the school about a behavioral issue.  What if we are able to figure out how to work with the school; how to build a strong relationship. What if we can help them to better understand our child’s brain based disability.  What if a different school is the best choice. Come learn as basic Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) facts are covered, along with school interventions and accommodations that make sense in our children’s IEPs and 504’s. Come learn and discuss different school options.

PRESENTER: BARB CLARK

Barb Clark attended the University of Minnesota and graduated with Bachelors in Youth Studies, Sociology and English.  She has spent over 25 years working with at-risk youth in public schools and the non-profit sector.  In the Bloomington Public Schools, Barb was the Youth Development Manager and was integral in the development and implementation of three youth centers.  Barb also was the Youth Initiatives Director at the National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC) based in St. Paul, Minnesota.  At the NYLC, Barb directed a national training for high school youths across the country which focused on service-learning, diversity and leadership. Barb and her husband are the parents of four adopted children, the oldest of which is diagnosed with a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD).  Barb currently is a consultant working with schools, agencies and individuals improving education for young people who are living with an FASD.

PLEASE RSVP

NANCY LE at (763)422-7104, nancy.le@co.anoka.mn.us

MARY WALKER at mneebwalker@yahoo.com

Details

Date:
February 20, 2016
Time:
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free

Organizer

4Keeps
Email:
mneebwalker@yahoo.com

Venue

Coon Rapids Middle School
11600 Raven Street NW
Coon Rapids, MN United States
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