Once I became a foster parent of a young man with FASD, my life changed. I became an instant advocate, mentor and teacher. My passion to help others, to listen and be heard, became an everyday adventure.
I have made it a priority to reach out and build relationships with caregivers, consumers, teachers and experts alike. I have learned how to apply real life strategies and techniques to obtain results. I will teach you, step by step – what is FASD, what it does and how YOU can conquer it.
I have been able to move through the FASD ranks as relief staff and foster parent to coach and trainer. The strategies that I use and experts I rely on will produce successful results.
But, what have I learned time and time again?
1. Stay Simple.
2. Stay 2 Steps Ahead…at minimum.
The information about FASD that is available is vast and overwhelming, at best. I will show you how to be a detective and discover what works for YOU and the answers YOU are looking for. I will work beside you to ensure that you are prepared, confident and ready to apply your new found knowledge.
The strategies I use and support I can offer will help anyone in the field of FASD – new, old, or those needing a light refresher.
I began my speaking career through parts in school plays and public speaking contests, which eventually landed me a gig doing standup comedy in the GTA and as a member of Toast Masters.
Lately though, I have been working on catching people’s attention through FASD consultations, staff training and 1 on 1 coaching. I can provide you with the right balance of humor and knowledge that is easy to listen to and easier to remember. My style is witty, endearing and fast paced but 100% honest.
Simply put, I enrolled in Advanced FASD 101 when I began foster parenting with my partner in 2007. I quickly realized my passion for FASD and my desire grew to understand the complexities of the disability. I have expanded my knowledge of FASD through reaching out to some of the nations top FASD educators and experts, attending numerous workshops and conferences and recently completed an FASD Certificate Program through the Toronto Children’s Aid Society and Donna Debolt.
However, I do have a life outside of FASD educating, coaching and training. I grew up in Northern Ontario, where I practiced my second greatest passion: hockey. I also enjoy telling folks about my stint on reality tv (Til Debt Do Us Part) and how I got TV bleeped three times.
Check it out at:www.Slice.ca
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