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October 07th 2014:Care Needed by Individuals with FASD and their Family Caregivers

David Gerry began learning about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) on becoming a foster parent to two children with FASD. He’s co-founder of ‘Living with FASD Summit’, http://LivingWithFASD.com. He talks about his experience with family caregiving for the children. He discusses the roles of adoptive parents and birth mothers as family caregivers for children living with FASD. He describes the challenges that FASD creates for children and young people including those involved in the justice system, and their family caregivers. He explains what he sees as the most effective types of support

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David Gerry

David Gerry, BSc Biology and Psychology, began his intensive “home-study” applied learning in the field of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) as a direct result of becoming a foster parent to two children with FASD. In 2000, he co-founded a charity, The FASD Community Circle – Victoria, to develop programs and services for those with FASD. The Circle set up the first children’s multidisciplinary FASD clinic on Vancouver Island, Canada. The Circle also set up the first multidisciplinary FASD clinic for at-risk women. He co-chairs the advisory committee of Herway Home, a comprehensive support program for pregnant and early parenting women who struggle with substance use. He also co-founded
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