The Fort is a pilot Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) class for students ages 8-12 years old, operated in partnership with the Waterloo Region District School Board.
The Fort provides a specialized educational environment designed to meet the needs of children living with FASD. It is uniquely equipped and structured to meet the social/emotional, sensory and learning needs of the children. A multi-professional team supports the children through various aspects of the program; including a teacher, children’s mental health workers and a child and family therapist.
Therapeutic components of the program include mindfulness training, music therapy, animal assisted therapy with a National Service Dog, individual and family therapy.