Mark Courtepatte is co-chair of the Hamilton and Area Parent and Caregiver FASD Support Group, http://www.hamiltonfasdsupport.ca/, and one of the organizing members of the Youth and Sibling FASD Support Group. He is also a member of the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board Special Education Advisory Committee. He was successful in changing the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board to recognize FASD as an exceptionality and to assist other Support Groups across Ontario to achieve the same success. He is often asked to participate at parent-teacher meetings to assist in a developing a collaborative approach to enhance understanding of how to support children with FASD. He participated in the Ontario Ministry of Child and Youth Services roundtable session to develop a formal FASD strategy for Ontario. He’s a member of the FASD Political Action Group to support change in government policies for FASD.