corenDr. Gideon Koren from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto visits Keewatin Public School.

Staff at the Keewatin-Patricia District School Board got a pat on the back yesterday. Doctor Gideon Koren from Sick Kids Hospital in toronto came for a visit, to talk about the special classrooms for students with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder. The partnership was created through the work of director of education, Sean Monteith, and the hospital for sick children.

"At the Hospital for Sick Children, the Mother Risk program is the largest such program in the world," he said. "So, when Sean approached us years ago to work together I was delighted."

Mike Dean teaches in one of three special classrooms in the board, and he was encouraged by the visit.

"I think it's great. I think Dr. Koren's an absolute genius with the field of FASD. I've met him once before, and I was very excited to meet him again today. He's an absolutely fantastic guy," he said.

For more information:
Mother Risk - Hospital for Sick Children
FASD Project Overview - KPDSB

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