FA Connect: Adults with FA - Life Decisions (Careers, Families, and Medical Care)

FA Connect: Adults with FA - Life Decisions (Careers, Families, and Medical Care)

Jul 20th, 2021, 10:00 AM



How does one discuss FA with an employer? How does one explain FA to university faculty and work out alternative educaton plans if necessary? How are folks making decisions around obtaining the COVID-19 vaccine? What has parenthood been like as an adult with FA? This group aims to discuss and process important life decisions as an adult with FA.

*This group is open to adults (18+) with FA and their support people (significant others and caregivers).


Nancy Cincotta, MSW, LCSW, MPhil, CLS is a nationally known expert regarding issues that children and families experience while living with life-threatening illness, facing the end-of-life, and during bereavement. Ms. Cincotta is the Psychosocial Director at Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, which serves 800 families annually. She is on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and teaches in the Genetics Counseling Master’s Degree program. Ms. Cincotta worked as a clinician and supervisor at the Mount Sinai Medical Center in the Department of Social Work for more than 30 years. She earned a Masters of Science in Social Work and a Masters in Philosophy from the Columbia University School of Social Work. She is a past president of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers, has been a Board Member with multiple professional and non-profit organizations.