Towards Employment: Meeting the Complex Literacy Needs of Adults with FASD (2010)

This manual grew out of a project carried out by the Regina Community Clinic in Saskatchewan, with funding from Human Resources and Social Development Canada, Office of Literacy and Essential Skills (OLES). Its intended audience is the community at large, community organizations, and medical and other professionals who provide services for adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD), a brain injury that occurs during pregnancy.

Most pages of the document include a narrative portion on the right side of the page, describing some of the challenges faced throughout the project. Sidebars on the left side of the page feature solution-focused tips the authors hope will help others who undertake similar programs.

For instance, the project included finding work placements for the participants. The authors describe the experience in general terms, then focus on key suggestions that emerged, including preparing potential employers through information sessions on FASD and being realistic with employers about the limitations of participants.

The manual also contains suggestions for developing a good classroom environment and adjusting the pace of instruction to meet participants’ needs.

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2011-09-16
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Regina Community Clinic. Towards Employment: Meeting the Complex Literacy Needs of Adults with FASD 2010. Web. 18 Sep. 2020 <http://en.copian.ca/library/research/fasd/towards_employ/towards_employ.pdf>
Regina Community Clinic (2010). Towards Employment: Meeting the Complex Literacy Needs of Adults with FASD. Retrieved September 18, 2020, from http://en.copian.ca/library/research/fasd/towards_employ/towards_employ.pdf
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