Finding Hope…

Chart Hope:

Providing hope for people living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
& other Neurobehavioral Disorders

1934509_1724667411123615_8087117724467926607_n copyAdoption STAR has the privilege of hosting Lance and Stacey Chart as they share valuable information on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders. If you are parenting a child, know a child, or are considering the adoption a child with FASD or other neurobehavioral disorders, you will not want to miss this opportunity!


Thursday, September 15, 2016, 6:00pm – 7:30pm

Adoption STAR, 131 John Muir Drive, Buffalo, (map)

Lance and Stacey Chart of Albany, Oregon are FASCETS (Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Consultation, Education and Training Services) educators and facilitators: a brain- based approach while working with people who have Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and other neurobehavioral brain disorders.

Their educational seminars are designed to restore hope for those working and living with individuals affected with FASD’s. They will help increase understanding, build on strengths, expand options for developing effective parenting and professional techniques, enhance existing programs and support the development of new programs. Short-term goals include increased effectiveness, reduced frustration, and attainment of improved outcomes, including burnout prevention in professionals. The long-term goal of this work is to contribute to the prevention of FASD.

Lance first became interested in FASD after learning that his foster daughter was affected. Upon leaving the University of Washington Fetal Alcohol Diagnostic and Prevention Network with his daughters diagnosis, he set out to learn all he could about FASD and was determined to give his young daughter the best chance of a successful life. Part of his advocacy for his daughter, led him to obtaining his certificate of mastery in the Neurobehavioral model of accommodation for people living with FASD’s.
Stacey has always been interested in psychology and early childhood education. While attending Southern Oregon State College in Ashland and then Oregon State University in Corvallis, she studied both, though most of her knowledge comes from a lifetime of personal experience. She was a head teacher of The Four day Fours class at First Christian Pre-Primary for many years. She also has over 10 years experience working in the medical field. She and her husband Lance raised 3 children into adulthood before adopting their daughter from foster care. That is when they first learned about fetal alcohol spectrum disorders as their daughter was diagnosed with the lifelong brain disorder. What seemed like a hopeless diagnosis pushed Stacey to become a strong advocate and she was determined to restore hope for those living with FASD’s (including their daughter) and this led her to receive her certificate of mastery in the Neurobehavioural Model of accommodation for the successful support of individuals with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, under the mentorship of FASD facilitators Nancy Hall, and Nathalie Brassard B. Sc. (Nutr) co-founders of FASCETS Canada and FASD expert Diane Malbin MSW, founder of FASCETS in Portland, Oregon.

Stacey and Lance share their home in Albany, Oregon with their family and a mini-farm of dogs, goats, emus, a miniature horse, a cat, fish and an amazon parrot.

They are available for trainings in the Pacific Northwest and locations throughout the US. For more information or to schedule a training, please email Lance or Stacey at

Please call (716) 639-3900 or email to RSVP for the September 15th workshop hosted by Adoption STAR.