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This introduction to FASD will explore a learning resource aimed at building capacity across the workforce. The free eLearning course supports a range of frontline professionals to recognise and respond compassionately to people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and other neurodisabilities. The session includes information on the risks associated with alcohol and pregnancy and ways of supporting healthy pregnancies, an overview of FASD, and a description of the landscape of services and support in Aotearoa.
John Vogenthaler is the Disability Workforce Programme Lead and Principal Advisor for Disability at Te Pou. He has experience supporting diverse groups of disabled people as a teacher, learning and behaviour specialist, behaviour support specialist and autism specialist worker. John is passionate about working towards better outcomes for everyone who is part of the neurodiversity continuum, and particularly for individuals with behaviours that challenge.