William J. Edwards, a public defender in Los Angeles County, California, and a member of the NOFAS Board of Directors, has led the development of two legal training conferences to be held in Maryland and Louisiana in early 2017. Edwards, the editor of two landmark special issues of The Journal of Psychiatry & Law focused entirely on FASD, will present at both conferences along with numerous other national and local experts.
“Advocating for Individuals and Families Living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD)” will be held at the Judiciary Education and Conference Center in Annapolis, Maryland on January 27, 2017. It is hosted by the Maryland Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children Association (CASA), and will feature, Dr. Douglas Waite, MD, Medical Director of The Keith Haring Clinic at Children’s Village in New York, and Dr. Larry Burd, Ph.D., Director of the North Dakota Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Center. Click here to view the agenda and to register.
On February 3, Edwards and Dr. Burd will be joined on the campus of Louisiana State University in New Orleans, Louisiana, by Diane Smith Howard of the National Disability Rights Network, and numerous legal advocates in Louisiana for, “Advocating for Individuals (and their Families) Living with FASD.” The conference is open to the public, and attendees can register here.