May
26
Sun
Monthly Support Group Meeting @ Community Centre
May 26 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

OR click the following link to join the meeting via Web-Conference LINK

*** PLEASE NOTE: web-conference pre-registration is required – please email hamilton.fasd@gmail.com to register***

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Parking: ** There is limited parking on Elite Dr., however there is ample free parking at Food Basics (corner of Upper Wentworth St. and Rymal Rd. E – 1 block up the street)

  

Jun
8
Sat
Disability Trusts @ Rygiel Community Living
Jun 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Presentation Summary: One of the biggest fears parents and caregivers have is “what will happen to my child after I am gone …”.   The seminar presentation will discuss a number of key options such as Henson Trusts, disability trusts, and estate planning.  Henson trusts have some advantages, however there are also a # of challenges with the Henson Trust.   Jennifer will speak about the various trust options and their advantages and disadvantages.   This is a “MUST SEE” event!!

For more info – please refer to the “Events” tab

To register for the event: Please register using the following link EventbriteLinkForTickets

Jun
15
Sat
Sandy’s Law Survey deadline
Jun 15 all day

Sandy’s Law – sign redesign survey 

Sandy’s Law sign was launched in 2004.  The current sign is being redesigned.  HealthNexus Best Start have released a survey requesting input from the public.
Survey deadline:  closes June 15, 2019
Link for survey: LINK

Comments:  on a personal note, we do not like any of the 3 draft replacement sign options.  Our key concerns are:

  1. The wording is the same as the current sign however research since 2004 supports far more explicit warning,
  2. It does not address common misconceptions such as “alcohol” means any type or timing (no safe amount or time)
  3. The sign colors are very light and will be less visible versus the sign today
  4. Most establishments do not “prominently” display the signs as per the law – We strongly suggest that when the AGCO send the new signs to establishments they include clear advice on the legal requirement that they must be prominently displayed (i.e. if the person cannot easily see and read the sign during their purchase .. the sign is not in compliance with the law.