Lance and Stacey Chart of Albany, Oregon founded Chart Hope in 2016 as a way to educate people on the life-long effects of prenatal alcohol exposure.
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. She became passionate about restoring 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.
Their educational workshops are designed to support those impacted by FASD and other neurobehavioral conditions to gain a better understanding of how brain function affects behaviors, and through this understanding, build on strengths, create effective parenting and professional techniques and restore hope for those working and living with individuals affected with FASD's.
Stacey and Lance share their home in Albany, Oregon with their family and a mini-farm of dogs, cats, goats, emus, a miniature horse, and a goose.
They are available for trainings in the Pacific Northwest and locations throughout the US.
For more information on FASCETS, Inc., please visit the their website at www.fascets.org.