June 2017
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Our Next FASD Community of Practice Event
FASD and Healthy Sexual Development

Jennifer DiPaolo, Intensive Case Manager (Carizon Family & Community Services) & Chair of Waterloo Region FASD Diagnostic Committee
October 17/17 2-3:30pm
@ Lutherwood 285 Benjamin Rd.
Waterloo, ON

Physical and emotional sexual development is a complicated process for any adolescent. Those with FASD experience enhanced and significant difficulties when navigating relationships. The information provided in this talk will discuss:
  • Typical child and youth sexual development
  • How to encourage positive relationships
  • Issues that may arise for children and youth with an FASD
  • Practical strategies for prevention of concerns and how to address issues that arise
Space is limited
Please RSVP to Karen Huber at

FASD Waterloo Region Visits Queen's Park

From the left: Karen Huber, Lutherwood; MPP Sophie Kiwala; and Lisa Colombo, caregiver and community volunteer.

On May 20th Lisa Colombo and Karen Huber visited MPP Sophie Kiwala at Queen's Park. MPP Kiwala is the Parliamentary Assistant to the Minster of Children and Youth Services and is leading the new FASD strategy for the province.

Lisa and Karen took the messages of early intervention, diagnosis and the need for long term case management to MPP Kiwala. Karen and Lisa's message was taken with enthusiasm and MPP Kiwala will be looking to Waterloo Region as her team crafts the strategy.

Carizon Summer Camp for Children Living with FASD

Carizon is once again hosting summer camp for children ages 8-12 who are living with FASD. Check out the flyer on our website:
This site introduces the neurobehavioural difficulties that may appear throughout the lifespan of individuals with FASD. It is important to recognize that, being a spectrum disorder, FASD can look different for different individuals. Not all individuals with FASD will experience all of the issues presented here. However, this site summarizes the common neurobehavioural features of FASD found in current research.
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