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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
Information for teachers regarding children with alcohol exposure can be found on the website of the BC Ministry of Education Provincial Outreach Program for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (POPFASD): fasdoutreach.ca
KnowFASD knowfasd-webpro.ualberta.ca/ is a website with information explaining behaviour difficulties for individuals with FASD, as well as strategies to support/enhance their functioning. The website and wiki is an outreach project created by the “Intervention on FASD” Network Action Team (iNAT) of the Canada FASD Research Network.
The FASD Support Network of Saskatchewan has a website with a lot of useful information. The website address is skfasnetwork.ca. Click on Network Resources to download FASD Tip sheets and network newsletters.
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
- CH.A.D.D. (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit Disorder) Vancouver (vcn.bc.ca/chaddvan/home.htm or #604-222-4043)
For information about normal speech/language development birth to 5
How Does Your Child Hear and Talk? Speech, Language, and Hearing Developmental Milestones From Birth to 5 Years
Fine Motor, Visual Motor, Bilateral Coordination
- hand strengthening activities.
See ot-mom-learning-activities.com/fine-motor-activities.html and www.therapystreetforkids.com/fm-strength.html for activity suggestions.
- bilateral and midline skills.
Please see the following website for activity ideas.
For learning keyboarding:
For Developmental Coordination Disorder:
For sensory processing and helping overly active kids with sensory classroom recommendations:
For learning to print:
For written output with Autism:
The Sunny Hill Education Resource Centre (SHERC) has many books and videos/dvds available for loan. You can search for resources and request them using the on-line catalogue at: http://www.bcchildrens.ca/sherc or by phone 604-453-8335 (Toll-free 1-800-331-1533) or e-mail email@example.com. Selected resources will be mailed to you.
Child Disability Tax Benefit
They can obtain further information from the Canada Revenue Agency website (www.cra-arc.gc.ca).
There is a large amount of information on autism spectrum disorder on the internet. Parents are encouraged to be “cautious consumers” of this information.
Autism Community Training programme (ACT)
The Canucks Autism Network (CAN) provides year-round sports and recreation programs for individuals and families living with autism, while increasing awareness and providing training in communities across British Columbia.
The website autism-watch.org (which is linked to quackwatch.org) is helpful in identifying which websites are reliable and which treatments have research support.