We are excited to have you join us for our 2nd Annual FASD Conference! We will meet virtually through Zoom, which has allowed us to reach a larger audience.
We have a few notes below to share to help the conference run smoothly. Please be sure to read this thoroughly.
** Due to copyright restrictions, sharing content, such as emails pertaining to the conference, workshop materials including handouts or PowerPoints and/or recordings of sessions with individuals who have not purchased their virtual seat for the conference is strictly prohibited.
Event Platform and Access - Zoom:
This event is being held on Wednesday May 19,
2021 through Zoom, an online platform. An email will be sent to you on
Monday May 17, 2021, which will provide you with log in information to allow
you access to the Conference Portal, and access to the Zoom
meeting. Ensure that you check your Junk or Spam folders! Only the
participant that registered will be granted access.
You will gain access to the Conference Portal on Monday, May 17, 2021. To access the FASD Portal, please visit dufferinwellingtonfasd.com and click on the Conference Portal tab.
In the drop down menu, you will see 2021 Conference Agenda. This will be your ACCESS POINT during the day of the conference.You will be required to enter the Username and Password that is emailed to you on Monday, May 17, 2021, in order to access the Conference Portal.
The 2021 Conference Agenda is where you are able to view the scheduled presenters and join the sessions when they go live. There is ONE Zoom link for the morning presenters, beginning at 8:30 am and ending at 1:00 pm.
Sessions beginning at 1:00 pm will require you to select the Presenter of your choice. You will be permitted to leave a session and choose another if you wish, or rejoin if you are disconnected.Please note, that each session throughout the afternoon, including the Closing Remarks, will have individual Zoom links.
Through the Conference Portal, you will be able to select 2021
Conference Presenters. You are able to review the Presenters biography, as
well as a summary of their topic. Some have also provided a link to other
relevant resources and/or materials.
Although participants will be able to access the event platform on Monday May 17, 2021, the sessions will not be running live until May 19th, 2021. You are able to leave and join sessions as you please; however we encourage you to remain in the session from start to finish to ensure you receive a better learning experience.
The current schedule line-up is listed on the 2021 Conference Agenda tab of the Conference Portal at: dufferinwellingtonfasd.comPlease note that participant interaction in each session is unique to the presenter. You will be notified of the format at the beginning of the session. It is at the Presenter's discretion on whether they choose to address questions or host a Q & A during their presentation.
Be sure to check out the
"People with FASD, Talk about FASD", a short video compilation about
life with FASD featuring eight individuals of various ages. We hope that their
candid and insightful perspectives offer you a hint of what it is like to live
every day with FASD.
Following the event, we will be sending out a survey and would greatly
appreciate it if you could take the time to provide your feedback.
IMPORTANT: We highly encourage that you log in once you are given access on Monday, May 17th to gain familiarity with the Conference Portal, Agenda and review information shared about the Presenters.
As this is an online event, it is 100% participant's responsibility to ensure you have a stable internet connection to prevent sessions from buffering.
If you do miss the live session due to technical issues, you will still have access to the recordings for 30 days following the event.We request that all technical issues or questions be sent directly by email to firstname.lastname@example.org to ensure difficulties are addressed in a timely manner.
Thank You to Our Organizing Committee:
Dufferin Wellington FASD Action Group:
Angela Catcher, Upper Grand District School Board
Carrie Porter, Cedar Heights Residential Living
Jennie Hilts, Dufferin Child and Family Services
Kymberly Norton, Family Counselling and Support Services
Laurie Whyte, Parent and Advocate for FASD
Maya Hammer, Upper Grand District School Board
Pamela Brown, CMHA Waterloo Wellington
Sara Kaufman, Upper Grand District School Board
Tania Volpe, Lutherwood
Tara Leskey, Dufferin Child and Family Services