Man with FAS to speak about disorder

Myles Himmelreich, a young man from Alberta, has dedicated his life to educating others on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Myles Himmelreich, a young man from Alberta, has dedicated his life to educating others on what it has been like for him to live with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

Using his personal experiences, Myles candidly and eloquently shares the barriers he has faced, his capabilities, and what he needs to have success today.

He discusses strategies that have proven effective in his own life, such as writing down reminders repeatedly and paying his bills on the same day each month, as well as ideas for caregivers and professionals on how to best support a person living with FASD.

Myles is a respected presenter, mentor and motivational speaker, who has made keynote addresses at several national and international conferences. He has co-authored a book on FASD as well as appeared in various documentaries, including FASD Realities and Possibilities: The Myles Himmelreich Story.

Despite ongoing struggles, Myles has developed ways to overcome them and has become an inspirational success story for many individuals with FASD and those who support them.

Myles Himmelreich speaks Oct. 21 at the Wachiay Friendship Centre at 1625B McPhee Ave. in Courtenay from 6 to 8 p.m.

This free education session is open to anyone who has FASD or is a parent, caregiver, family member, friend, service provider, educator, colleague or employer of someone who is affected by FASD.

Registrations are due by Oct. 11. Seats are limited.

Register by phoning 250-338-7793, ext. 224; by e-mailing allison@wachiay.com or in person at the Wachiay Friendship Centre.

— Comox Valley FASD Key Worker

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