Sneak Peek: An Employment Success Story!

Our survey is still open! Are you an adult with FASD who is working? Are you a caregiver or service provider for an adult with FASD who is working? Complete the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/employmentstudy

Click here to download the poster: Employment Project Online Ad

I’m excited to share with you a clip of a video from our employment success study. Blair gave us  permission to share part of his video on the CanFASD blog. He is a baker at Earls restaurant and has worked there for 15 years!

Lucky for you – Blair is also sharing his story at the National FASD Conference in Calgary this fall. His session is on Wednesday October 25th at 10am and is titled ‘Beautiful Struggles.’ I can guarantee you will leave his session feeling inspired and hopeful. He truly is a storyteller.

Blair will speak about his personal experiences living with FASD. Share in the inspirational, humoristic and heartfelt storytelling of Blair Charters. Blair was diagnosed with FASD at the age of 16; although not before he experienced the all too familiar story of FASD with a disrupted school experience, trouble with the law, discrimination and addiction. Now, at the age of 37, Blair tells us how he overcame adversity to transform his life to one that is committed to his passion of motivational speaking, lifelong learning and helping others to create a positive life.

To register for the conference, follow this link to the 2017 Conference Registration Form. For a full listing of sessions with descriptions and times, see the 2017 Registration Guide.


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Hello! I’m Dr. Marnie Makela and I’m one of the voices behind the CanFASD blog. I’m also a researcher with CanFASD and a Registered Psychologist in Edmonton, AB. I received my PhD in School and Clinical Child Psychology from the University of Alberta.  I work with individuals with FASD and other complex disabilities, their families, and their service providers to complete assessments and develop effective intervention plans that will create meaningful and positive life experiences. 

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