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February 18th 2014:Who Cares for and about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders?

Bruce Ritchie is Moderator and CEO of FASlink Fetal Alcohol Disorders Society, http://www.faslink.org/. He’s a single father of a son diagnosed as an infant with fetal alcohol syndrome. Thelma Vincent, advocate and educator, is President of Alberta’s Fetal Alcohol Support Society, http://www.fassalberta.ca/contact.php, a parent-driven nonprofit organization for persons and families affected by a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. They talk about their lives, careers and experience with family caregiving for fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. They highlight their work with their organizations. The

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Bruce Ritchie

Bruce Ritchie is Moderator and CEO of FASlink Fetal Alcohol Disorders Society, http://www.faslink.org/, and a single father of a son who was diagnosed with fetal alcohol syndrome as an infant. Bruce was a founding director of the Fetal Alcohol Support Network which evolved to become FASlink Fetal Alcohol Disorders Society, which now serves more than 400,000 people annually. He received Toronto’s St Michael's Hospital’s Award for Pioneer Work in the Area of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders.
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Thelma Vincent

Thelma Vincent, advocate and educator, is President of Alberta’s Fetal Alcohol Support Society, http://www.fassalberta.ca/contact.php, a parent-driven nonprofit organization for persons and families affected by Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder. Born in a ‘little log cabin’ in 1936 on a farm, the eldest of 7 siblings, she is the single mother of two children, now successful adults, with a successful granddaughter. While Thelma lived in the North West Territories, she adopted two 5-yr old Inuit boys who were subsequently diagnosed with fetal alcohol damage. One of them was severely affected by mental health problems. Finding little understanding of this disability she began searching for inform
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