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2nd Annual FASD Eastern Ontario Symposium

Mental health Through the FASD Lifespan

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health, 299 Montreal Rd, Ottawa


8:00 am
Registration & Childcare Registration
8:30 am
Welcome & Introductions
9:00 am
Keynote – Dr. Brenda M. Knight
11:30 am
Health Nexus, Announcement & MCSS
12:00 pm
1:15 pm
Breakout Sessions
FASD Attachment & Trauma | FASD & Sexuality | FASD 101 & Latest Research |
Culture as Medicine | Navigating the School Journey | Mental Health Resources for Parents
3:00 pm
4:30 pm

Dr. Brenda M. Knight is a Registered Psychologist. She has developed expertise as a therapist and counsellor over the last 40 years. She values sharing her specific knowledge and experience with individuals and families who are adjusting to living with the physical and mental health complexities of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). In addition, she has a clinical and experiential understanding of the unique behavioural and psychological needs of birth, foster and adopted individuals and their parents and caregivers.

As a FASD Mental Health Specialist and Consultant, she has developed approaches to teaching parents and professionals how to meet the unique communication challenges required to create relationships with individuals and families who are diverse and at different developmental stages. Due to the nature of her practice she has been fortunate to accompany many of her clients with FASD through all developmental stages.

Brenda Knight is a mentor and trainer to professionals who are now working in the field of FASD. She is a highly respected, down to earth and humorous speaker who presents at national and international conferences and gatherings for individuals, caregivers, professionals and researchers who share their commitment to enhancing the live of individuals and families living with FASD.


Free childcare is available during the event on Saturday. Spaces are limited so book early.

Register for the Symposium.

Special Event

Friday, November 2, 2018 – 6:30 – 8:30 pm

Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa, 1602 Telesat Court, Gloucester

Care for the Caregiver: An Evening for Caregivers of Individuals with FASD and/or Brain-based Disabilities

Brenda Knight’s presentation will be focused caregivers.

The evening is offered at no cost. However, donations are welcome.


Register for the free presentation.

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