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June 23rd 2015:Services for and Needs of FASD Children

Angela Geddes is the Assessment Coordinator at the FASD London Region Assessment Clinic, http://www.fasd-londonregion.com/. Darlene --. is an Early Childhood Educator and Homeschooling Mom of two who’s worked with children for the past 24 years in formal and home childcare settings. They talk about their lives, careers, experience with FASD children, work and responsibilities. They highlight the challenges that FASD creates for children, for their families and their family caregivers, and for the providers of social and healthcare services. They identify what they see as the most important nee

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Angela Geddes

Angela Geddes is the Assessment Coordinator at the FASD London Region Assessment Clinic, http://www.fasd-londonregion.com/. She began work in this field over twenty years ago. Her first professional experience was of a young boy diagnosed with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. Since that time, she has worked in various education, community mental health, and justice and healthcare settings supporting families and children, many of whom were affected by prenatal exposure to alcohol. As a part of this work, she’s been successful in developing, implementing and evaluating several innovative evidence-based programs which have helped gaps in services to be more adequately addressed. She is a lifelong lea
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Darlene

Darlene is an Early Childhood Educator and Homeschooling Mom of two. She’s worked with children for the past 24 years in formal and home childcare settings. She’s a professor in the early childhood learning program at the local college. Over the years she’s worked with children with many "personalities" including those diagnosed with Autism, ADHD, ADD and other developmental disabilities. She and her husband provided a foster home for newborns. They adopted a little girl, now 8 and diagnosed with Alcohol-Related Neurodevelopmental Disorder. Darlene’s background and supportive family poised her well to navigate life with FASD. But each day brings new challenges for which there are only stra
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