909 1 St SW
High River, AB T1V 1A5
We are so pleased to announce that our team here at the Foothills Fetal Alcohol Society will be hosting an invitational leadership event with Erik Carter! Dr. Erik Carter has made huge strides in his research to work towards ensuring a successful and positive future for those who are affected by disabilities such as FASD. We hope to help educate family, friends, and everyone whose lives have been touched in some way by FASD to help work towards positive change in reducing the stigma that impacts individuals/families.
When? September 28 at 10:30AM to 12:15PM
Where? The High River Library
We hope to see you all there!
**If you are interested in attending this event, please contact DANNA ORMSTRUP at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 403-652-4776
“Erik Carter’s research goal is to identify those skills, supports, and experiences that enable adolescents with significant disabilities to live rich and personally satisfying lives during and after high school. His research has followed three primary strands. The first strand focuses on interventions to support youth with significant disabilities socially and academically within inclusive schools. Carter’s research in this area has focused most heavily on the processes and outcomes associated with peer-mediated support strategies, along with a careful examination of the student, classroom, and other school factors that may influence students’ success. The second strand focuses on equipping middle and high school students with significant intellectual disabilities to transition successfully to life after high school. In this area, his research has focused on (a) assessing the transition-related needs (e.g., social, vocational, self-determination, educational) of youth, and (b) identifying feasible and effective avenues for increasing students’ access to career development and early work experiences. The third strand focuses on increasing the capacity and commitment of communities to meaningfully include children and adults with significant disabilities, as well as engaging new partners in these efforts. Here, he has focused his work on interventions that engage new partners (e.g., employers, parents, community leaders, congregations) in community change efforts”.
– Retrieved from https://vkc.mc.vanderbilt.edu/people/carter-erik