Beyond the Label: Navigating the World of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), Illuminate Colorado’s latest training on FASD, is here! 

Over the past few months, educators here at Illuminate have been hard at work collaborating to produce a comprehensive training centered around FASD.

Whether you are the caregiver of an individual with FASD, an educator, a medical professional, a person living with FASD–or someone who wants to support those in your community who may be affected by FASD– this training is for you!

What will the Beyond the Label: Navigating the World of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) cover?

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The cognitive, behavioral, and physical challenges associated with FASD.

What is FASD? What does FASD look like? What does it mean that FASD is a spectrum?

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Practical strategies for fostering inclusive environments and supporting individuals affected by FASD.

How can you provide support to someone with FASD throughout their lifetime, from adolescence through adulthood? What supports are available for individuals who are caring for someone with FASD?

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How to foster an inclusive mindset and reduce stigma associated with FASD

Raising awareness of FASD reduces the shame and stigma associated with the disorder, a critical part in creating communities where people impacted by FASD can thrive.

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How we can all advocate for increased awareness, prevention, and support systems for those impacted by FASD.

How can we use our skills, empathy, and knowledge of FASD to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those affected by FASD?

Who is eligible to take Beyond the Label: Navigating the World of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)?

  • People who are raising children with FASD

  • Educators

  • Parents of adult children with FASD

  • Medical professionals

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    People with characteristics associated with FASD who want to learn more

  • Individuals with FASD

  • All community members!

A note from Shannon Day, facilitator of Beyond the Label: Navigating the World of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

“I am really excited about raising awareness, increasing conversations, reducing stigma, and helping people to realize it’s not just the pregnant person’s responsibility to be educated about FASD.

“I want to help people view FASD through the lens of it being a brain-based condition. While it’s not going away, there are supports that can help people who are living with FASD, and those in their lives. That information can reduce frustration and be endlessly positive.

Growing and learning about FASD has been exciting and impactful for me, and I want to bring that into others’ lives as well.”

Shannon Day

Education Program Manager

Facilitator of Beyond the Label: Navigating the World of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)

Register for Beyond the Label: Navigating the World of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) today!

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