FASD Group of Ottawa

07 Apr, 2021

The FASD Group of Ottawa combines an opportunity for people with FASD, or suspected FASD, their caregivers and all those in their life circle, who are touched by FASD to receive support from peers and professionals. 

We have smaller, intimate breakout rooms for participants to safely share what is on their minds and what is their immediate concerns, as it relates to their day to day lives with FASD.  

As well, there are ongoing opportunities for formal education on topics related to FASD.  We have regular guest-speakers and also our FARP team experts who also teach/facilitate to help people with FASD and the people in their life circle to learn about FASD and support each person to live to their full potential. 

This is an open group.  We invite people with FASD or suspected FASD to attend, along with caregivers, extended family members, friends and professionals. This group is open to anyone who wants to seek more knowledge about FASD and to receive professional and peer support.  All are welcome. 

There is no cost to attend the group through the generous support of Health Nexus. 

Meeting Details

The group meets on the first Wednesday of every month from October to June. Currently, the group is meeting via the Zoom platform.

Upcoming Meeting

Date: Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Time: 7:00-9:00 pm

To Attend: You must register to be sent a link to attend the meeting – https://bit.ly/3cnUPoF

Facilitator: Tanya Eichler, Psychotherapist

Meeting Topic: Dyadic Development Parenting (DDP) theories and concepts for those who have an FASD diagnosis.

We welcome Tanya Eichler as our  guest speaker for this session. Tanya is a psychotherapist in private practice and is a  former member of the FARP team of ABLE2. Tanya will present on how we can use Dyadic Developmental Parenting (DDP) theories and concepts with those who have an FASD diagnosis. DDP uses the principles of PACE (Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity and Empathy) to help parents understand the meaning of behaviours, remain emotionally regulated and communicate effectively, even when things are challenging. As this topic could bringing up some challenging concepts we will have our small groups, break-out support session after Tanya’s presentations.  This way, we can end our time together with the support and care of our peers and group facilitators.

This is an open group and everyone who is touched by FASD is welcome to attend: people with a diagnosis of and/or suspected FASD, caregivers, professionals, extended family, friends and neighbors.  All are welcome, so feel free to share our ZOOM link. 

Funding generously provided by


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