Over the past several years, the Network has helped post-secondary students throughout Saskatchewan increase their awareness and understanding of FASD.
This established project has accomplished a great deal. Well over 100 post-secondary instructors have invited us into classrooms, at least 4,200 students have learned about FASD and 140 FASD Resource Kits have been distributed to colleges, libraries and resource areas. Students in programs as diverse as corrections, psychology, addictions, nursing and adult basic education have participated in an interactive FASD workshop. Students have learned about the cause, signs, symptoms, primary and secondary disabilities of FASD. Some students have learned strategies for support and many have gained an understanding of the lived experience of FASD.
All students have been engaged in a conversation about FASD and have been challenged to consider how they might use this knowledge of FASD to make a difference in their future careers.
We have been able to successfully deliver this project because of ongoing funding from the Saskatchewan Liquor and Gaming Authority and the expertise of presenters from the Saskatchewan FASD Speakers’ Bureau. We can never know the true influence of a project such as this. We do know that students, armed with this knowledge, can make a difference. We also know that because of this project, resources about FASD are now on library shelves. Finally, each year as we receive requests for presentations, we know there is a continued need for information about FASD in post-secondary classrooms.
Would you like a Presentation in your Classroom?
To learn more about this project or to book a presentation contact:
Yuki Tanaka, Project Coordinator