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!!

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

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.
Estate Planning Seminar with Brendan D. Pooran @ Sobey’s Supermarket Community Room
Jun 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

n the event you missed the Estate & Disability Trust seminar on June 8th with Jennifer Stebbing, we are pleased to announce another seminar ….
Please see details below/flyer attached.  RSVP and you will receive the current Community Living Ontario Inspiring Possibilities Estate Planning Guide

Thank you to the Halton FASD Parent/Caregiver Support Group for extending the invite AND to Irene Knight and Bob Neshevich for arranging this fantastic opportunity.

Date Tuesday June 25, 2019
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.  (Halton regular support meeting to follow @8:00-9:00pm)
Location:  Sobey’s Supermarket Community Room, 1250 Brant. St. Burlington
Event Flyer  PooranEstateSeminar
RSVP to Mary Ann Bunkowsky  email fasdhalton@gmail.com

Monthly Support Group Meeting @ Community Centre
Sep 28 @ 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)


Halloween Spooktacular Event
Oct 12 @ 12:00 pm – 3:30 pm

For Youths with FASD and their families.  Includes lunch, woodburning crafts, mini-putt, hiking.

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