IDP3 for individuals with FASD, Waikanae

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September 13, 2024 at 1:00pm - September 15, 2024


El Rancho Conference Centre, Waikanae
58 Weggery Drive
Waikanae Beach 5036
New Zealand
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IDP3 for individuals with FASD, Waikanae

Join us this September at our third event for people living with FASD!


FASD-CAN runs an ongoing project with our rangatahi (16+) and adults living with FASD. At this stage we have called it the Individuals Development Programme (IDP), but it will earn a more deserving name eventually!

The IDP is an extension of the Pizza Clubs in Tāmaki Makaurau and the gatherings at our hui over the last two years, as well as two previous IDP events for rangatahi with FASD. 

Whanaungatanga / connection is a priority for these events, and it’s through this that our young people with FASD are gaining mutual support, encouragement and an increased sense of self-worth. Other priorities include opportunities to build self-confidence and develop self-expression and leadership skills.

Some of our young leaders are keen to promote awareness of FASD and have appeared in videos, met with policy-makers, and have had living-experience input into our training and webinars. They are the experts in FASD and we support them in helping others find out more about it.

Anna Gundesen is the project lead for the IDP, supporting Byron Jones and Teowai Te Moana Clayton as the group leaders.

New IDP two-day event this September

Dates / times: 1pm (approx) Friday 13th September – Sunday 15th September (depart after lunch)

Venue: El Rancho Conference Centre, Waikanae – click here to find out more about this great venue on the Kapiti Coast.

Please note that we are an alcohol and smokefree facility (there will be a designated area to vape).

We have gained some funding for this (thanks to Te Pou) which will allow us to cover travel, accommodation and kai costs for those attending as well as their caregiver / support person.

How to register

If you are keen please register as soon as possible – there are limited spaces available and we will have to allocate these as we receive them.

Please click here to fill in our registration form.

Once you have sent this, our administrator Felicity will get in touch with you soon to confirm your attendance and arrange accommodation, flights or petrol vouchers for those driving.

We will provide an outline of the programme for the weekend closer to September. There’ll be tailored activities for individuals and for caregivers, as well as team activities – and time to chill and connect.

Please rest assured there will be flexibility to respond to the needs of the group as they unfold during our days together.

For further information please email Felicity: [email protected]

Our mission statements

  • We are a diverse, multi-cultural group of individuals with brain differences resulting from pre-natal alcohol exposure.

  • We want to create opportunities for us to plant our feet firmly with pride, confidence and certainty.

  • We stand together with courage. 

  • We grow our mana, our connections and our leadership skills so our whānau and communities can hear our voices and improve their knowledge and understanding of FASD. We want our voices heard to bring about change.