Janet's FASD journey began many years ago as an Occupational Therapist working at a children's treatment centre. Her curiosity about this thing called FASD drew her to her first conference, which then led to her raising her hand to join a multidisciplinary FASD assessment clinic team. Her growing curiosity about FASD ignited her passion to learn more and she connected with the FASD research community. Janet has been invited to speak about FASD across our beautiful nation, from the west coast, to the east coast, and to the north coast.
Along her professional FASD journey she recognized a similar path was being carved out at home with her two sons. She was no longer just journeying through FASD at work, her personal life came along for the ride too. As she continues to grow in her learning, her greatest teachers have been her sons and the many individuals with FASD who she has the privilege to work with or call her friends.
Possibilities Start with Safety
All of us who interact with individuals with FASD at home, at work, or in the community, regardless of their age, have a role to play in fostering growth and nurturing possibilities. To encourage participation, we must first foster safety and build trusted relational connections in order to find regulation together.
Join us for a one-day conference that will highlight the power of connection and relationships to further our understanding and build capacity as professionals, caregivers, and contributors to the network of support.
Janet will weave together her experience as an occupational therapist who has walked alongside individuals with FASD and their families in rehabilitation settings and embedded in the school system and her lived experience as an FASD parent with the clinical models of practice that have been pivotal in her growth and have influenced her shift to FASD-affirming practices at work and at home.
- be introduced to models of practice that offer practical ways to support individuals with FASD at home, at school, at work, and in the community across all sectors of service
- be invited to dig deeper beyond the behaviours seen on the surface and chase the why
- be taken on Janet's mindshift journey towards FASD-affirming, trauma-sensitive, sensory-aware, and neuro-inclusive practice