What Should I Look For?

 

 

 

What is FASD?*


 

 

FASD can be characterized by specific physical features and brain based difficulties and possible physical issues, BUT a team assessment and diagnosis must be completed to provide a global picture of a child’s strengths and difficulties.

 

 

 

FASD and Family Support     

                                   Offered through Grande Prairie Site only

 

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) refers to a complex range of brain based difficulties that can result from prenatal exposure to alcohol.

 

 

 

 

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Family Support Program


Program Aims:

  • Support families and help them to better understand their children

  • Help caregivers to gain new skills and strategies to use when caring for their children

  • Provide education and awareness on FASD to individuals, families, educators, health care providers and the community

  • Provide referrals and connect individuals and families to services in the community that they can access

  • Advocate with families

  • Support caregivers in learning to reframe behaviours and come up with accommodations to address problematic behaviours