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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

  • 10/30/2023
  • 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • In person at the Harraseeket and On-line



Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) represent one of the most common developmental disabilities worldwide. FASD are life-long conditions and affect 2-5% of the US population. Rates of FASD are even higher in special populations such as those served within child welfare, mental health, special education, and justice systems. Yet most professionals in these systems are not provided the necessary education and training to effectively serve people with FASD. Without access to knowledgeable providers, people with FASD experience considerable inequity and lower quality of life.

This accessible and interactive training offers attendees the essential knowledge and skills to begin to implement FASD-informed care with their clients. Attendees will learn the advantages of identifying FASD in their clients and implementing FASD-informed care principles and skills in their practice. Attendees will see how key skills such as “reframing” and “accommodations” can build on successful strategies they are already using with clients, and effectively tailor them to meet the strengths and needs of people with FASD. Given the high rates of FASD in special education and mental health settings, this will allow providers to promote healthcare equity and improve quality of life in their clients.

Presenter: Christie Petrenko, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist and researcher who has been working with people with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD) since 2003. She completed her graduate training with Edward Riley and Sarah Mattson in San Diego, CA and is currently a Research Associate Professor at Mt. Hope Family Center, University of Rochester in NY. Her research focuses on developing and evaluating interventions for people with FASD, including the use of mobile health technology to increase access to care. She has experience training teams of providers both regionally and internationally in FASD diagnosis. Dr. Petrenko also runs a multidisciplinary FASD clinic providing diagnostic, intervention, and family support services in Rochester, NY. 

Brochure: DOE and MASP workshop October 30 2023.pdf


Online registration only

This is an in-person OR virtual event.   

You will be provided options upon registration.  After you register you will receive a confirmation email. The link to attend the event on-line and handouts will be sent the day before the event.

This is a full day presentation.  In person registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack 

Registration closes October 16th. 

Payment or Purchase Order must accompany registration. If paying by Purchase Order enter PO information or email a copy of the PO to and select the pay offline option. Payments for Purchase Orders must be received by the day of the conference. 


Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel, you must submit written notification to MASP at least 10 days in advance of the first session (September 11) for a full refund. Cancellations with less than 10 days notice will receive a refund less a $50 processing fee. Please email your request to

Participants who successfully complete all nine sessions will receive 6 NASP Approved CPD credits.

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